5 Tips to A Cozier Kitchen

5 Tips to A Cozier Kitchen

Beth Zeigler
Mar 9, 2009

030909cozy-01.jpgThere's nothing better than an intimate evening spent cozied up in the kitchen. Good food, great wine and flowing conversation amidst homey surroundings and we'll stay indoors every single time. 5 tips to a cozier kitchen after the jump.

Metro shelving units were previously only seen in commercial kitchens but are now popping up in the everyday home. A way to make the unit cozier is to add some decorative touches. We've seen a table lamp and artwork mixed in with milk glass and pretty plates. Feel free to add plants for added warmth.

Open shelving is another way to add extra storage space while showing your wares at the same time. Again, personal touches are key--mix it up or keep it uniform.

In our last apartment, we had a cozy yellow chair positioned in the corner of our kitchen. The corner nook was being underutilized so we decided to bring in a bit of warmth by adding a comfy chair. By adding the chair, our guest could now keep us company when we were cooking up dinner.

We love bringing the traditional table lamp into the kitchen. It's unexpected but oh-so-cozy.

Another unexpected element in the kitchen is a dresser. Used for linens and platters, we love how the dresser makes the kitchen feel like an extension of the living room. A great option for when you need extra storage space.

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