When it is time to redecorate the kitchen, consider adding a coffee house theme to the decor. While expensive coffee shops may be all the rage, they can also take quite a bite out of your budget. Why not enjoy the ambiance of the shop right in the comfort of your own home for a fraction of the cost? Creating a coffee house decor can be accomplished with a little bit of rearranging, a fresh coat of paint, and some new accessories.
If your kitchen has an eat-in seating area, you have the perfect spot for creating a coffee house inspired nook. Swap out the large and cumbersome wooden table that does not quite fit in the room and bring in a smaller, metal table that fits better in the space. Practically, the table will need to accommodate the number of people who usually dine there at one time, so be sure that the table that you choose has enough seating area for everyone. While it may be tempting to purchase the matching chairs to accompany the table, think about the look of your favorite coffee shop. In most cases, the chairs are much more comfortable than traditional seating. Instead of the hard metal chairs that match the table, choose comfortable, padded chairs that match the room’s decor. You will find that the comfortable seating makes all the difference when enjoying your cup of coffee at home.
The Importance of Painting
The next time that you are at your favorite local coffee shop, take a good look at the color of their walls. Many shops use shades of browns and creams to match their products and give a sense of peace and calmness to the room. You can carry those same colors into your kitchen’s new decor by painting the walls accordingly. If there is a lot of light in your kitchen, darker shades of brown can be used more generously than if there is little natural light. A soft, cream color is just as good to use on the walls, because it will help brighten up the space while coordinating with darker colors and black coffee wall art that you may choose to hang on the wall.
No kitchen decor is complete without accessories. Choose pieces that are decidedly coffee house in theme without looking gaudy or garish. While it is okay to add a few pieces that focus on a coffee theme, you could opt instead to keep the coffee house feel more sophisticated. For example, iron outdoor wall decor is a great wall accessory that will bring a bistro feel to the kitchen. It is bold and earthy in design, which helps capture the natural feel of an authentic sidewalk bistro.
When the space is decorated and ready to go, do not forget to invest in a great coffee maker, colorful mugs, and some of your favorite coffee beans and biscotti to complete the experience.