Let’s not waste time, let’s make our homes better places! A kitchen is often a centerpiece of your home when you cook, gather, and spend a lot of time, and it should look really nice and inviting. Black is a timeless color and since atmospheric decor is trending right now, it’s even more popular. It’s great to rock in any room, it’s very compatible and if you’re thinking of how to incorporate it into your space let’s start with kitchens – black kitchens are ultimate and super edgy!
Color schemes and textures
Black kitchens don’t just mean that everything is black. You can also use different colors, shades, and textures for a bold look. White and gray are the most obvious pairs for black, but you can also try red, green, navy, gold, and any shade of wood. Add cool metal fasteners, make tile, concrete or stone back walls, choose marble or concrete slabs, think of brick walls or even wallpaper to make the kitchen cooler. All the decorations and colors you use will depend on the style you have chosen: contemporary, minimalist, industrial or otherwise.
Furniture and decor
The most popular idea is a minimalist black kitchen, that is, sleek black cabinets with no handles, built-in lights and appliances. Imagine a statement and an oversized kitchen island that would also include a dining room and you can make it stand out. If you want a contemporary look, add contrasting wood and marble or stone to the decor. If you’re industrial, you can rock brick, metal cabinets, stone and concrete countertops, and bold pendant lights. Remember that black is dark and you will need more light than usual – choose large windows, skylights, and multiple layers of light. Check out the ideas below and get inspired!
Especially in summer it can be difficult to find suitable activities for our children. If you're not sure about the right activities to find or how to spend time together, I have a brilliant idea for you! Painting stones or pebbles is a creative craft, and you can create different animals and creatures together or make the children's favorite characters. Let's see what you can DIY.
Every fan of the Star Wars films knows what a Jawa is. They are tiny humanoids that are usually only about 3 feet tall. They inhabit the desert planet Tatooine and are known as scavengers of machines. So keep your droids close by! These Star Wars Jawa rocks are just one of the easy kid crafts you can make this summer.
A lot of fun making this flamingo puzzle! This one is perfect for summer and includes the artful addition of a fluffy handmade pompom. You will mainly need stones, thread, and paint to complete this creative flamingo rock puzzle.
Summer is a great time to spend outside, especially on the beaches. We love days at the sea, we build sandcastles and look for stones that we can take home as souvenirs. This adorable stonefish craft is a fun invitation to create for kids. Just lay out colors, markers and stones and see what they come up with.
The painted rocks are a creative project that has taken over the nation by force with the main aim of making someone smile and brighten their day. Participation is something anyone can do at any age. All you have to do is find one! These rocks are made in vivid colors that are guaranteed to brighten a person's day. There are unicorn rocks, frozen, rainbows and inspirational quotes.
Did you have a pet skirt as a kid? There are some really fun cactus rocks for adults and I thought it would be fun making cactus rocks for kids. Kids will love to paint and choose their favorite cactus rock for this easy craft project! How much cuter can these cactus rocks be? And they're so easy to do too!
Here is another kid's puzzle made out of stones. It's a rock giraffe, but not just a painted giraffe on a rock, and each piece of rock goes together to create a cute animal giraffe! The great thing about this project is that you can get the kids involved in stone painting which is pretty easy and fun for them! When old enough, they can help add the spots with markers or paint and draw them on the face. If not, these details can be handled easily.
Help your child learn the alphabet that makes a rock alphabet - it's a fun way to teach toddlers letters in a bright, quirky way. You can choose any colors and prints and your children are invited to paint these stones.
Painting on rocks is a fun summer craft! The authors used two different types of paint, both of which are very suitable for this purpose, including outdoors. They turned the pebbles into a game of tic tac toe with 4 pieces of bamboo skewers as a grid. Both the pebbles and the skewers are easy to bring with you when you travel. You can also draw the grid with pen and paper.
Do your kids love minions? If they like Despicable Me, make cool henchmen in jail painting stones. Invite your kids to do minions together and let them play and have fun after you're done!
These fun garden rock caterpillars are great for kids. Find some stones in the garden! This project is ideal for remembering your childhood and giving your kids a piece of it. This fun project is a great way to get your kids excited about the garden! Creating your own garden rock caterpillar to "guard" the garden is a fun activity for the whole family. It's cheap and easy too! And kids can help gather the supplies they need!