How to make your kitchen feel cozy in minutes.
I love all things house and home related, especially when they are pretty, comfortable and cozy.
Over the last 9 months it has taken some adjustment not being able to get out and about like I used to. Instead of letting this upset me, I have found ways to embrace staying home.
With the holiday season and the arrival of the cold weather, I have been seeking out how to make my house feel cozier.
I successfully “cozied up” the living room, but the overhead lighting in the kitchen, even with candlelight wasn’t feeling cozy enough for me.
I tried to think of ways to up the “cozy factor” of the kitchen since I spend so much time in it. A glass of wine and candlelight always help, but still not enough. :-)
So I had to think…
How Can Make My Kitchen Feel Cozy?
I have always wanted to add a small lamp to the kitchen counter as it is such a simple element to add. I never did it before as I thought there wouldn’t be enough room since I don’t have a lot of counter space to begin with.
Instead of letting space be an issue to adding a lamp to the kitchen counter, I figured why not try it.
So I took one of the small lamps that use to be in my foyer and placed it on the kitchen counter. It is a little too big, but I just wanted to get the idea.
I waited until it got dark and turned it on…. and…. I loved it! The warm, soft glow from the lamp made the usually cold feeling kitchen feel warm and homey.
I did a little happy dance!
I have had it on the counter with a 60-watt bulb for a few days now and really like how something that required only seconds to do could make me so happy.
The electrical cord is clear which is a plus. I have it running behind a few items on the counter and then into an outlet on the backsplash.
The lamp is a little too big, so now I am on a mission to find a slightly smaller lamp to keep on the counter.
With the lamp in the kitchen, now both the living room and kitchen feel warm and cozy when it gets dark by 5:30 every night.
Update: Here is the lamp I found that is more in scale and better styling for the kitchen counter.
Try It Tonight
If you like a warm and cozy feel for your kitchen, try adding a small lamp from another room to your counter. When you turn it on, you may love the soft ambient glow it will add to your kitchen as much as I do.