Our kitchen/diner was one of the first rooms we decorated in our home over 2 years ago now. If you’ve followed along on my home account since the beginning, you’ll know that my style has changed *a LOT* since then, which is totally understandable.
I’m older now, I’ve lived in my own home for over 2 and a half years now, and with that, I think my interior style has also grown up – although I’m still a huge advocate for fun decor.
I absolutely loved the old wallpaper we used in the dining area, but I’d grown a little tired of it recently and if I’m honest, I wish I’d used it in the bathroom instead. Especially paired with the full kitchen being painted green too, I was ready for a refresh to brighten up the room.
When thinking of a room makeover I always start with some inspiration imagery. Pinterest, Instagram, and interior magazines are always my go-to for this.
I’m a huge fan of pink and green – which is pretty much the colour scheme for my entire home already – so this was an absolute no-brainer!
Some accounts I used for inspo from Instagram were:
I have been dying to use Green 02 from Lick for an absolute age now, so this was the perfect opportunity. After spending around 6 months deliberating over the *many* paint samples from their selection, I decided to pair it with White 06 also from Lick; it’s a beautiful warm white with a touch of pink which I am utterly obsessed with!
Mood boarding is my favourite part of a room makeover (except for the styling at the end, of course). I love pulling together different textures, prints and colours and seeing how everything works together! Here is where I start to look for the accessories that tie everything in.
Plants are always a failsafe accessory I use in almost every room. They’re perfect for filling any awkward spaces and also add a lovely, homely feel to the room. If you’re like me and can’t even keep a cactus alive, there are so many amazing artificial plants available on the market that look realistic and at a fraction of the cost of the real thing. So it’s a win-win, really!
If you have an open-plan space like ours, I always love rugs as a tool to section off the rooms. Using it under your dining table or in the centre of the kitchen helps make the space feel like two separate zones, so that’s a great little tip if you need it. I have had my eye on this jute rug for a while now, so I’m excited to see it in the space once it’s complete!
We’ve already nearly finished the painting and the tiles are going in next week! What do you think so far?
I can’t wait to share it with you all – keep your eyes peeled on my Instagram for some sneak peeks and the full reveal in the next few weeks.
As always, thanks so much for reading!