Interior design ideas: adding a touch of teal to kitchens

Are you looking for a way to spruce up your kitchen this year? If you are why not use teal as your main colour and and pops of an accent such as red to really bring your kitchen alive. As the kitchen is the hub of many homes – so some reason people tend to gravitate towards the kitchen, maybe it's the smells of home cooking or simply the place where you know you can get a cup of tea!

With so many new innovations in kitchen appliances, some people feel that kitchens have lost their fundamental role within a household; it's great that people don't have to spend hours of hard labour in the kitchen like they did in the past, however, many people's kitchens seem locked into a time warp when it comes to re-vamping or up-dating their kitchen.

Of course cost has a massive impact if you're going to rip everything out and start from scratch, but there are other ways to re-ignite the look and feel of your kitchen. A new bold colour will make a welcome change from white or dark wood tones and there's plenty of bright colours to choose from! Other simple and cost effective ways to breathe new life into your kitchen is by changing your kitchen blinds.

Maybe you've always had curtains at your kitchen window, if so swapping them for blinds is a great way to bring a new look and feel to your kitchen. Many of today's kitchen blinds are made from sponge or wipe clean fabrics, making them perfect for kitchens. You don't have to opt for Venetian or vertical blinds, although they do look trendy as kitchen blinds, as many colours and styles are also available in roller blinds - why not try our Candy Stripe roller blinds which includes teal to coordinate with your new colour scheme?

Another area to look at is your flooring and while it has to be practical so that you can easily clean-up spills and dirt, maybe it's time to give it a colour boost! Large rugs are ideal for the job and like blinds its easy to choose kitchen rugs which are easy to clean. If you have a highly polished kitchen floor anti-slip matting can be used to help keep your rug in-place.

When it comes to up-dating kitchens you need to think outside of the box, and perhaps more importantly your budget – new appliances can quickly drain your bank balance fast, while a few changes to window dressings, cupboard doors and floors can make an real impact with costing a small fortune.

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