Feeling warm in your home isn’t just down to heating...
At the end of this month, the clocks will go back. The nights start to draw in, the temperatures start to drop and the leaves start to fall from the trees. As a result, many of us turn our attentions to our homes in an effort to create a comfortable, cosy, warm haven that shuts out the inevitably cold weather.
There are plenty of ways to create this cosy feel. It can often be achieved via soft furnishings and upholstery or just by simply lighting our homes differently with soft, warm lighting effects (you can’t beat the glow of a flickering candle or real fire).
Traditionally, it’s our living or dining rooms that get the cosy treatment but many of us now use our kitchens as the main hub of the home. Our kitchen design expert, Nick Manton, knows only too well how the role of the kitchen has changed.
“Once upon a time kitchens were rooms hidden away at the back of the house, but now they are the focal point of our homes, a place where we gather our friends and family to socialise, and so can be an extension of our personalities!” As such, most of us introduced colour into our kitchen via colour co-ordinated accessories and appliances, or perhaps by painting a feature wall, but now, Nick says, “we have the opportunity to embrace colour in a way we’ve never been able to before.
“With autumn approaching, trends are showing that bold, rich colours with metallic or deep woods will be popular. Copper and rose gold is proving a hit with taps and sinks, adding an extra earthy, warm exuberance” – ideal as temperatures start to drop!
There’s also the more interesting trend of textured kitchen unit doors to consider “The leather look and feel effect is very much in vogue at the moment, which is why we’ve added the latest offerings to our showroom here in Plymouth.”says Nick. The latest Autumnal colours from Arrital Kitchens are currently being talked about on their Facebook page so why not head
on over and take a look.