It doesn’t take a lot to get your kitchen in tip top shape for the summer months, just a few choice changes here and there can really lighten it up. Summer is almost upon us (finally!) and it’s time to get your kitchen ready for the months ahead.

The thing we love about summer is the burst of energy we seem to have and most people find themselves in a better mood because of the increase in sunlight, the brighter mornings and nights, and the fact that you can go outdoors without 3 layers on. While much of the summer nights are spent in the garden or on the patio, the kitchen still plays an important part in preparing light and fresh meals as well as mixing cocktails and drinks.


Getting your home ready for summer is easy and with our 3 tips you can have a energetic, bright and stylish kitchen in no time.

Get Your Freezer Prepped

Have a look in your freezer and you will probably find a lot of things left over from the winter. Frozen stews, soups and things that you probably aren’t going to use. Summer represents a great time to have a clear out.

Think about it, you’ll need room for ice cream and bags of ice for your summer cocktails. Get rid of the frozen winter items because let’s face it, you haven’t used them yet and you will be unlikely to for the next 3 months.

Start A Herb Garden

Decorating your kitchen with a lot of green is a good way to prepare it for the summer and what better way is there to do this than to start a herb garden indoors? You don’t even need a lot of space!

A windowsill that gets good natural light is sufficient. Invest in basil, rosemary, mint and thyme as these won’t grow very tall, will provide plenty of taste to your summer meals and are inexpensive to buy.

Herbs on the Schuller Cube system

Focus On Light Colours

Finally carrying out some decoration in your kitchen is a great method of dusting off the winter and spring cobwebs and illuminating your kitchen in the warm months ahead. Just remember to keep it light.

Remove the black plates and dark brown kitchen chairs. Instead focus on adding floral patterns, colourful dinnerware and greens, yellows or reds are sensible colours. These will help to make the perfect summer kitchen.

Summer colours in the kitchen