I’d like to thank Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® for sponsoring this post. This is a product I love and have used for a while now. I am happy to share it with you.
Today, I will be giving you a glimpse into one of the rooms in my house that I haven’t tackled that much yet, my kitchen. Truth be told, it is going to be a huge project and I am waiting until after the holidays to get rolling on it. So, before all the design fun can take place, I have been making the most of this space that I spend a lot of time in. Today, I am going to show you 5 Simple Touches to Make Your Kitchen More You.
1 | BRING IN SCENTS THAT INSPIRE.
I love to cook for my family. When I am in the kitchen, I want to feel inspired to make that next creation. One of the ways I do that is by incorporating the scents I love into a space.
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Let’s face it, the kitchen becomes the hub of the house, at least it does for us. My kids always want to be where I am, especially my little guy. If I am working in the kitchen he wants to sit on the counter or play on the floor with his toys.
I have taken a very natural approach to our health and that includes how I choose to clean my home. I strive to be as chemical free as possible. A lot of the natural cleaning products I have tried in the past, smelled great and were chemical free, but didn’t do such a bang up job in the cleaning department. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® packs a punch! I was sold the first time I used them.
My favorite Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® scents include Honeysuckle, Geranium, and Lemon Verbena.
2 | ADD A COLORFUL PAINTED EDGE TO YOUR CUTTING BOARDS AND UTENSILS.
As I stated earlier, my kitchen needs some updating, but I make it a little more me by adding in personal touches. One little thing I love to do is add some color to an everyday item. Cutting boards are a much-needed tool in the kitchen, and I like to paint the edges to give them a little extra something. Pick a color you love and have fun with it!
They are still usable since you are not painting the surface and it is an easy way to make something your own. I also have done this with other items in the kitchen and you can see my DIY Paint-dipped Utensils for more inspiration.
3 | WORK IN PRETTY DISHES AND SERVEWARE.
I dream of this kitchen having Carrara marble and brass hardware with beautiful cabinetry, but until that day comes…I take it up a notch with some pretty dishes and serveware. It’s a nice distraction from the things about my kitchen I am not so fond of…like the brown countertops.
4 | BRING NATURE IN.
The power of flowers never ceases to amaze me. Seeing beautiful blooms is such a mood enhancer and doesn’t cost a lot. Spending $6-10 bucks on some flowers is so worth it. My favorite is always the $10 rose bouquet from the grocery store.
5 | MAKE THE MOST OF THE INDOORS.
Celebrate living in your home. A cold, snowy day can become an opportunity to have some fun. Set up a table or counter like it’s a holiday. Our Midwest winter feels like it has already started with temps not getting above 20 degrees. It was the perfect day to have cocoa and cookies and start decorating for Christmas in the kitchen. Be thankful for what you do have and live in your rooms.
I hope this helps inspire you to make the most of your kitchen, even if it isn’t the dream workspace you desire. Homegrown inspiration is everywhere, whether it is the smell of lavendar in your garden or a color that inspires your next project. Simple touches can really make a difference!
You can read more about Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day® which was created by an Iowa mom of 9 children who desired to make chemical free cleaning products with scents right from her backyard garden.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day®.