• Mirrors. Sure stirring the pasta sauce isn't the ideal time to groom, but going beyond merely practical purposes, mirrors add depth, interest, and a certain degree of sophistication to almost any space especially when they have unexpectedly intricate frames (picture 2).
• Free-standing pieces. For many of us this may not be an option, but if you do have the choice, it can add the same level of homeyness that we bring to the rest of our rooms without even thinking.
• Something old. Odd suggestion right? We usually only think to bring the newest and most efficient features into the kitchen, which often leaves them looking cold and "catalogue-y," but simply switching out the ho-hum light fixture with an antique or antique-looking one (pictures 2,3,8) upgrades the tone and adds instant personality.
And let's not forget the fireplace (picture 4)— joking, joking...but man, that's taking kitchen coziness to a whole new level!
What other tips do you have for making your kitchen feel just as comfortable and inviting as the rest of your home?