Written by Christina Chrysostomou

3 stylish ways to update your kitchen in time for Christmas

With less than 8 weeks to go until Christmas, we’re looking at some last minute ideas for transforming your kitchen ready for the festive season.

Woman in kitchen seasoning food Becca Tapert Unsplash

Image: Becca Tapert

From giving wall tiles a new lease of life to switching up light fittings and introducing bold colours, there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than decorating your home.

And with your kitchen being the place to party or host the hor d’oeuvres, try these 3 stylish ways to spruce up your wining and dining destination from Tiles Direct.

Give wall tiles a refresh

Kitchen white tiles Credit: Edgar Castrejon

Image: Edgar Castrejon

A simple way to transform the overall aesthetic in the kitchen is to make a statement with wall tiles. Whether you’re opting for colourful patterned tiles to create an eye-catching feature or über cool wall tiles in white for a clean and crisp aesthetic, giving wall tiles a new lease of life is a fantastic way of giving your kitchen an impactful makeover.

To create a timeless look, opt for tiles with a plain design to give your investment longevity. Paired with classic white cabinets and chrome taps, it’s a look that will never go out of style. Alternatively, for a luxury feel, consider introducing bold and beautiful colours or patterns that complement exposed piping and black kitchen cabinets.

Whatever style you decide, wall tiles are a powerful way to tie your desired aesthetic together, so it’s essential they’re chosen with the end result always in mind.

Switch up light fittings 

Kitchen lighting - Credit: Sidekix Media

Image: Sidekix Media

Changing lighting is another brilliant means of giving your kitchen a seasonal update. Whether you want to add a touch of drama with a statement light fitting or simply want to improve task lighting for food prep with the all-important Christmas dinner looming, swapping old fixtures for new ones could be the ideal way to shine a spotlight on your kitchen in time for the festive season.

Christmas is a great opportunity to glam up on your interior design. Gold is often a ‘go to’ option for those who’d like to introduce some elegance into their space, so why not glitz things up with some rose gold light fittings that are on-trend? For a practical yet stylish look, we recommend hanging a pendant above the sink to illuminate the surrounding features.

However, if you prefer an understated look, white pendant lights would offer subtle illumination with minimum fuss when hung above an island or dining table. You could also experiment with cut-out light fittings to bring texture and ambiance to a typically functional area of the home, too.

Think bold and beautiful

Navy and Orange Kitchen - Credit: Annie Sloan

Image: Annie Sloan

Christmas decor is all about creating a cosy, comforting interior that oozes that warm winter glow. To achieve this warming aesthetic, adopt amber hues and autumnal palettes alongside hints of navy to create a charming finish. When styled with comforting accessories, this winter decor will evoke a cosy and homely feel to the hub of the house without impeding on any practical aspects of the design.

If you’re in search of a more dramatic and glamorous look, create an eye-catching setting with deep purples – tipped to be a must-have colour for this season. Complement purple shades with soft greys and forest greens to soften the look – delivering a striking yet homely feel. When layered with textured throws and fluffy rugs, this colour palette is sure to feel warm and inviting all while making a powerful style statement.


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