How to Make Your Kitchen Romantic

How to Make Your Kitchen Romantic

by Natalie Lyda

The kitchen need not be considered a place only for work. Food is a creative way to connect with your loved ones and decorating the kitchen in a romantic décor your food prep area can become a romantic retreat. Although you’ll still have to chop, sauté and bake in order to put dinner on the table, romantic elements can make the experience a chance to relax and enjoy cooking with the special someone in your life.

Items you will need

  • Paint
  • Candles
  • Flowers
  • Soft fabric
  • Dish towels
  • Cabinet handles
Step 1

Paint the kitchen walls in a classic romantic color such as soft pink or lavender. Coordinate the color to match the color of the cabinets or treat cabinets in a coordinating stain or paint color. Avoid using colors that clash with one another to create a visually relaxing environment.

Step 2

Install soft lighting. Place recessed light fixtures in strategic locations to create ambient light and incorporate decorative wall sconces that give off a soft glow. Avoid harsh, fluorescent style lighting and incorporate candles in the eating area to create an intimate ambiance.

Step 3

Incorporate soft, delicate textures. Treat windows with sashes of gauzy, light fabric. Use dish towels that are plush and soft to the touch.

Step 4

Decorate with flowers. Select flowers that coordinate with the color scheme of your kitchen and the season. Choose dried flower arrangements or a lifelike bunch of faux flowers for an inexpensive, long-lasting option. Place vases on the table, bar or window sills.

Step 5

Install antique, Victorian-style faucets, cabinet handles and drawer pulls. Integrate ornately designed hardware to make the kitchen space feel romantic and out of the ordinary.

Step 6

Clean up the kitchen. Encourage romance by keeping reminders of common stress triggers or everyday messes out of sight. Store trash cans inside of a cabinet, put the dog food bowl away when feeding time is over and keep the kitchen sink clean. Tidy kitchens are more welcoming than those that are messy.

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