Categories: Nordic Interior

Are you tired of your kitchen and want to renew it, but don’t want to spend a lot of money on it?
Well, keep calm. Decorating a kitchen can often feel boring, time-consuming and expensive. Fortunately, there are many things you can do, without sacrificing a fortune, that gives your kitchen a lift and makes it feel new and fresh.



Working with open shelves is super-trendy right now. Either you put up the shelf on the wall or you use a floor shelf like me. My shelf comes from Ikea and it’s called “Hyllis”, it works perfectly in the kitchen. The porcelain colors look beautiful and are really eye-catching. If you have some exclusive porcelain you still don’t wanna hide it in the bottom of your shelves, right?



If you don’t want to spend money on a major renovation, there are many small details you can look over. Start by replacing the knobs and handles on the kitchen hatches. Replacing mixers, painting the tile with tile color and replacing the kitchen towels can also give your kitchen a big boost.




Go out and buy some fresh herbs and green plants and place in the kitchen. Greens can really lift any room, and make it feel fresh. Fresh herbs smell wonderful, and you can also use it in your cooking. Basil, coriander, and mint are my favorites. A nice bowl of fresh fruit also makes the kitchen feel inviting and homely.



Many kitchens have a very cold light that can make it feel uninviting. If possible, replace the lights on the ceiling with some warmer light-sources. Place some candles here and there to get the same cozy feeling as the rest of your home.




A great tip is to fix your own chalkboard. If you have a dull corner in the kitchen, you can paint with chalk paint to get the same function as a chalkboard, where you can write with chalk-pens. If you have children, this is a very popular way to use their creativity. If you don’t have children, it can be a good place for to-do-lists, shopping-lists or weekly menus. It’s a really fun and personal element in your kitchen.

About sandraserafia

Sandra Serafia Johansson


How would you describe your home now apart from the Nordic/Scandinavian influence?

I think that I have a quite unique style that stands out from other Nordic feeds. My home is a mix of the industrial and modern, but with a touch of bohemian. I'm not afraid to use colours or greens, to create a personal contrast.

I re-use A LOT (So called DIY’s) and this is very popular amongst my followers. In these times, we need to learn to re-use our interior and not always buy new stuff.

What you love about Nordic/Scandinavian design?

I do like that the Nordic/Scandinavian design is simple and clean. We love to use grey and white, which I really do too. My home is a little up twisted and I love to add some personal colours to it. I also love the re-use of materials such as different types of wood and leather

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