Quick kitchen update with colourful string lights

Cable & Cotton string lights | Growing SpacesRecently I’ve been working on a little mini makeover in the kitchen. I still love the main elements in the space – the turquoise brick tiles, the simple white gloss units, and the light worksurfaces – but I didn’t feel like the other components in the room gelled together well. It’s easy to do when you’re busy – you just add things for their individual design or practicality without taking a step back to look at how they impact the space as a whole.

And so I’ve been on a mission to unite the separate elements with a tighter theme. Our house is full of upbeat colour, so I decided that hits of candy-coloured brights would work well, especially as the days get greyer and duller with the arrival of winter.

I’m still pulling the final bits of the makeover together, but in the meantime I thought I’d share a sneaky peak of one the first things I chose for the space. I’m a huge fan of Cable & Cotton’s string lights, especially the option to  choose the colours you want to feature. I picked out gooseberry, bubblegum pink, pure white, bright orange and bright yellow for my light string, which we have now hung above the kitchen window (much as I love this draped arrangement, it’s not wholly practical in a working kitchen!).

I’m a fairy light superfan, and this style of string ball lights features in a lot of the ideas on my ‘for the love of fairy lights’ Pinterest board (one of my favourite boards). Please head on over and follow my board if you share my fairy light obsession.

Follow Heather Young’s board for the love of fairy lights on Pinterest.

Disclosure: Cable & Cotton sent me the lights for use in this post, but my opinions are all my own


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