5 Tips to Brighten Up Your Kitchen

We spend a lot of time in the kitchen and it’s often the hub of the home. Whether you kitchen is big or small, trendy or old fashioned it’s always nice to find ways to make the area brighter and more cheerful. Here are my five tips to brighten up your kitchen.

1. Add Colour

Okay, it might be fashionable to have startling white kitchens these days, although personally I’m not a fan. My kitchen gets way to messy to cope with all white! My kitchen is fairly old fashioned with wooden cupboard doors and black worktops. But whether you like your kitchen stark white or not a touch of colour always brightens things up. I love this worktop saver from Red Candy. I have plenty of chopping boards but I wanted something to protect my worktop where I make my tea and coffee. This saver is perfect and the colour and style is a big hit with my family.

2. Add a picture

My old kitchen was really small and the only place I had pictures would be stuck on my fridge door. Now, I have plenty of wall space and I like to add pictures to break it up. In the dining area I have a board where I pin the kids pictures but in my kitchen I have a few pictures, including a foodie style print, a photo collage and this lovely original piece by my daughter Star which she did when she was 9 yrs old.

3. Update Something Practical

The draining board is officially the most dreaded place in the kitchen. Who likes washing up? Of course having a gorgeous drainer like this one from Red Candy will brighten up your sink area and make washing up more bearable.

4. Add a Rug

Over the years I’ve had all sorts of flooring in my kitchen from, tiles, to vinyl, wood to carpet. I have to admit, my feet are always more accustomed to a carpet beneath my feet but this is not always practical in the kitchen. So how about adding a rug!

5. Add Something Different

There are lots of unusual kitchen gadgets you can get for the kitchen, from bottle openers to spiralizers. It doesn’t have to be something big or expensive to brighten things up and make you smile. Look at this gorgeous little hedgehog zester from Red Candy. I love it! (Although I wouldn’t use it to zest a hedgehog.)

In fact Red Candy have plenty of funky, good looking and even practical items for every room in the home.

In what ways do you brighten up your kitchen, do you like a splash of colour?

Disclosure: I was sent some items from Red Candy for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


  1. storiesofourboys
    August 24, 2017 / 3:35 pm

    Yes! A pop of color goes such a long way, and rugs! Sometimes I scoot my rug on the floor just so I don't have to stand on the hard floor.

  2. August 26, 2017 / 9:03 am

    Fab tips Anne! I love Red Candy. I could spend hours on browsing their website 🙂

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. Have a lovely weekend! Hope to see you Monday x

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