How to Make Your White Kitchen Warm & Cozy

I have been meaning to do a bit of a refresh in the kitchen since moving back to NY in July. We partnered with Revival and it was just the push I needed to spruce up this space! I was looking to add some coziness to our white kitchen to warm it up and fit better with all of the exposed beams. I knew that adding in a rug would help in a huge way. And then once this beauty was in, I couldn’t stop coming up with ideas that would look perfect with the new rug and warm the space up even more!

white open shelving in kitchen

5 Ways to Warm Up Your White Kitchen

Add a rug

This rug added so much softness to some of the harsher lines of the space and it’s warm, muted florals were exactly what I was looking for! I got this one from Revival and they have so. many. options that could fit whatever feel you’re going for in your own space! 

Switch out your lighting

I actually just updated mine with some paint! We had dark grey lights from IKEA for years and I didn’t want to invest in new lights so I just gave them a couple quick coats of paint and I love it! 

Update your hardware

Our hardware was really modern before but I found some warmer vintage style hardware and replaced them – it made a huge difference.

Add a pop of paint

Maybe you aren’t ready to commit to painting all of the walls or the cabinets but finding a small area to create a little feature wall can easily warm up the place! I added in the slats on the backside of the island and painted it a nice taupe-y color. 

Add ceramics and vintage pieces

I’ve collected a lot of ceramics and vintage pieces in the last year that I’ve been meaning to put on display. So I reorganized the shelves and made sure to pick some of the warmer, natural tones and textures and they definitely helped to bring some coziness to the space.

white kitchen with taupe wood slat island
stove and open shelves in modern white kitchen
feet on vintage rug next to kitchen cabinets
stove and apron front sink with white kitchen cabinets
white kitchen with raw wood beams and taupe wood slat island
kitchen island with stove and open shelving in background

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