Shabby Chic KitchenShabby-chic Style Kitchen
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Add an armchairThere’s no reason why you have to stick to hard and upright seating in the kitchen. It’s fun to play with convention, so if you have the space, consider including a slouchy, comfy armchair. Guests can relax into it while you potter, or you can use it as a spot to peruse recipe books or simply curl up with a cuppa. It’s probably not wise to introduce expensive or delicate fabrics into the atmosphere of a kitchen, so perhaps plump for something more forgiving. Incongruous as it may seem, in a kitchen environment, this sort of feature furniture could end up being a highlight of the room.What do you think of these simple ideas for revamping your kitchen? Share your thoughts in the Comments below.
Hang up your pansThe shabby chic look is all about proudly keeping interesting items on display, rather than hiding everything away: beautiful vintage glasses, Le Parfait jars and enamel jugs are all good, or try, as in this case, copper saucepans. A pan rack is not only practical, it can add a warm, period look; or simply hang up a row of hooks. Top marks for the old-school leather armchair, too, which keeps things comfortable.Browse the Photos tab to get more shabby chic kitchen ideas
Plump for patternIf you find yourself with little wall space for adding in some pattern, give your floor a go. Lay a patchwork of mix-and-match patterns for a generous dose of bohemian flair, or try the same tiles en masse for something a little more subtle. The result is a bespoke ‘carpet’ effect, which certainly transforms the floor into the star of the show.
Keep it traditionalA period fireplace is the perfect additional to a country house-style scheme. You don’t need anything fancy to create a cosy, communal hotspot, as this simple white fire surround and log burner shows. Decorate your hearth with rows of shiny copper pots for a homespun vibe that will have Downton Abbey fans reaching for their aprons in seconds.Check out 10 ways to add style to a period fireplace