Adding kitchen style on a budget


28th September 2016

I was asked recently to update a tired kitchen on a pretty small budget. Paint is one of your greatest allies when freshening up any space and, even as a designer, I’m always impressed by the difference it can make. In a kitchen, I think fresh white walls are a perfect backdrop to most schemes. You could also consider having kitchen cabinets painted, either by hand or professionally sprayed, as it can give a dated kitchen a whole new look at a fraction of the price of a new kitchen.

And once you have used paint to freshen up a space, then you can start to style it and add the touches that bring it to life. Here’s the moodboard I did for my client.

Moodboard for styling a kitchen on a budget by Amalfi White Living

We used the oversized clock as a focal point on a previously blank wall and then we added pretty elements with a hint of retro styling to finish the look. The final element which makes the new space is the ‘Up & Down’ pendant which is now centred over the dining table and which makes you want to invite friends around for dinner immediately…