One of the pleasures of summer is propping the back door open and spending a sunny day moving effortlessly between your kitchen and garden as you enjoy living and eating outdoors. But what if there was a way you could enjoy this feeling of connection with nature year-round?
We’ve put together ideas for how you can bring nature into the heart of your home with popular kitchen décor choices that ensure you get the benefits of nature in your daily life; a calmer, more relaxing space that is set up for easy cooking, dining and entertaining whenever you’re ready.
3 nature-based kitchen design ideas to inspire you
1. Creating a living wall
So what is a living wall? A wall where plants are hung vertically, either close together to create a block of greenery or arranged in separate planters or pots. For an easy way to add eye-catching vibrancy to your kitchen, choose low maintenance plants in a prefabricated wall hanging. All you have to do is choose where to position it so it will catch the most light.
Or, decide what your go-to herbs are when rustling up a meal and plant them in pots on the wall so they’re within easy reach, but without taking up precious worktop space. Creating a living wall was the third most popular home improvement decor trend on social media this year and could add £5,000 to the value of your home – so what are you waiting for?
2. Choose a green coloured kitchen
Want to add a natural feel to your kitchen but have a bad track record with keeping houseplants alive? Don’t worry! With its array of hues from deep and luxurious to zesty and energising, green is the colour of choice for kitchen décor with an outdoor feel. Green tones connect us with nature and create a calming feeling, so it’s no wonder a green kitchen is so popular with homeowners and house hunters alike; it is the fourth most popular home decor design choice on social media and could also add up to £5,000 to the value of your home!
Kitchen units, worktops, tiled splashbacks and of course walls are all opportunities to dial up the green in quantity and tone, depending on your style and the amount of light you have in your kitchen. If you want to include other elements of green, consider adding framed botanical artwork, a kitchen rug, glazed green pots or green pendant lights.
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3. Invest in an outdoor kitchen
What better way to bring nature into your kitchen decor than by adding an outdoor kitchen to your garden? Whether you love the idea of a wood fired stove to enjoy freshly made pizza or you’re a barbecue devotee, investing in an outdoor kitchen will create the perfect setting for easy al fresco dining with family and friends, surrounded by nature.
Get inspired by outdoor kitchen design ideas, but make sure you consult an expert – an outdoor kitchen is an investment and needs to be planned well. If you do decide to get one, it’s a popular way to transform your dining at home and could add an incredible £11,000 to the value of your property.
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