Recreate the Great British Bake Off in your kitchen
We all know the smell of freshly baked bread or fresh coffee can help your home feel more appealing when it comes to selling. Well why not take it a step further and actually recreate the BBC's much loved Great British Bake Off kitchen! With a perfect combination of rustic charm and mod cons, there's something for everyone.
October 1, 2015
There’s no doubt about it – the Great British Bake Off creates a baking frenzy in the UK each year. It’s not surprising, when each episode leaves you craving freshly baked bread or a black forest gateau. If it’s possible to take your eyes off the bakers creations, you may have found yourself enticed by the whimsical charm of the kitchen décor they’re working in as well, as the latest kitchen mod cons. From pastel tones to vintage crockery, induction hobs to disappearing oven doors, we’ve rounded up the best ways to transform your kitchen into Bake Off heaven!
1. Baby blues
The Bake Off Tent captures countryside charm while presenting an organised, functional kitchen. You may have noticed that most of the contestants work on lovely baby-blue kitchen islands. Blue is a soothing, calm colour (maybe that’s an attempt at lowering the stress levels of the bakers!) and looks great on wooden cupboards alongside neutral tones. Keep that countryside feel with stripped wooden floorboards and wooden worktops. If you’re on a tight budget, simply painting a cupboard door or one wall a duck-egg blue will give your kitchen an immediate lift.
2. Soft tones
If blue’s not your colour, stick to soft neutral tones. Cream cupboards with light wooden worktops creates a light, airy feel in the kitchen and provides the perfect backdrop to your baked creations. Lighter tones also create the illusion of more space, which could be useful if you have a smaller kitchen.
3. Pastel accessories
Pastel tones bring a soft, homely feel to any kitchen and can lighten up your neutral walls and surfaces. From cake tins to tea towels to kettles and whisks – all can be found in beautiful sorbet tones of mint green, pale pink and baby blue.
4. Vintage crockery
Dig out your grandmother’s crockery from the attic and display it in your kitchen with pride! Alternatively, visit some charity shops and see what you can find. Bake Off masterfully mixes and matches pastel and floral designs to create a cheery, romantic display. The more eclectic, the better!
5. Cool kitchen mod cons
Disappearing oven doors and swanky induction hobs add a functional, futuristic element to the kitchen without detracting from it’s aesthetic. Consider investing in a Neff oven to get the look.
6. Display your ingredients in organised jars
A stressed baker is not a happy baker, so stay organised with beautiful Kilner-style jars. These are available to buy in most supermarkets or cookery shops, or you could scour charity shops and flea markets for the real vintage thing!
7. Bunting, bunting and more bunting!
If there’s one thing that’s quintessentially British Bake Off, it’s bunting. Bring some fun into your kitchen with lovely pastel bunting, or make your own if you’re feeling crafty!