Friday, May 10, 2013

How to Decorate your Kitchen for a Coffee Shop Theme

Cafés are some of the most popular establishments on our high street, and whether you’re looking for a cup of tea to go with your book, or you need a comfortable place to meet a friend, you’re local café will always be happy to oblige. Cafés spark conversation, creativity and relaxation, and they combine many of the senses we use on a daily basis. This year, instead of refurbishing your kitchen with a more modern look, why not decorate like a café! This way, you can recreate the vibe of your favourite coffee shop right in your home.
It’s pretty easy to redecorate your kitchen like a café – all you have to do is import all the elements you know and love from your high street cafés. Furthermore, it doesn’t matter whether you own your own house or rent, as these elements can be applied anywhere, and are easily transferable too. Let’s take a look at some of the best accessories and designs to decorate your kitchen with a café theme.
The Walls
When it comes to redecorating your kitchen, the walls are one of the most important elements to get right. If the current colour doesn’t fit in with your new café  look, then it’s time for a fresh lick of paint, however choosing the right colour could be tedious if you don’t know what you’re doing. Pink walls with a black and grey trim are a great choice if you’re going for the French bistro look, and if your kitchen benefits from natural light, purple walls with a white and red trim is also a great idea. Finally, if you’re going for a complete coffee shop overhaul, then why not try golden yellow or light brown paint.
Coffee Bar
There’s nothing like having an island in your kitchen, and if you’re lucky enough to have such a feature, don’t let it go to waste. Make the island a coffee bar, and instead of housing your teas and coffee by the kettle, place everything you need for the perfect hot beverage on the island. Furthermore, why not replace the coffee and tea jars you already have, and buy new ones to match your redesigned island! When it comes to decorating your kitchen in a coffee shop theme, it’s the little things that make a difference, so if you’re thinking of giving your kitchen a complete overhaul, visit to see the latest appliances on offer.
If there’s one thing that belongs in a coffee café which customers rarely notice, its artwork. Now, it’s not as if you’re going to have a Picasso masterpiece hanging in your kitchen, but you will need pieces of art that complement the colour you’ve chosen. Try researching local artists if you’re not into your paintings, if you’re working within a small space, you can even have some artwork made to size. Black and white photographs, pictures of animals, musicians and other abstract influences all belong in a coffee house and café, which means they’ll need to fit into your kitchen to go with the theme!

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