We all know that the cliché is indeed true, kitchens are the heart of the home. The best family time is spent there after long days of work and school. It’s the place where guests instantly feel comfortable hanging out at during a party {why does everyone always congregate in the kitchen?!}. Yet, it is often one of the least decorated rooms in a house. There usually is not much more than dishes and appliances and perhaps a counter accessory or two.

While we love a clean white kitchen, we say it’s time to bring in a bit more decor! We’ve rounded up our favorite items sure to add a bit more personality and warmth to your kitchen!



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One of the easiest ways to warm up a kitchen is to add in some artwork. We love this abstract print from Erie Drive that carries in a lot of neutrals and a subtle pale blue color. Pillows and throws on dining chairs are also a great way to add texture and coziness. This throw looks so soft and amazing and we love how it ties in the blue of the art. With dropped down lighting and touches of glowing gold, your kitchen is sure to be the hangout spot of the house!

We love these options so much that we’ve partnered up with Erie Drive to give one of you a chance to cozy up your kitchen, or perhaps a couple of rooms in your home, with a $500 gift card!! You can spend it however your heart desires and I’d start off with buying those gold bowls, just saying!


Follow this link to submit your email! That’s it!!

But since this is such a crazy good giveaway, we decided to give you two chances to enter!


Head over to our Kitchen Ideas Pinterest board here and repin your favorite kitchen. Be sure to include in the description why you love it and hashtag #apartment34 #cozyupyourkitchengiveaway.

And finally, since everyone is a winner in our eyes, Erie Drive is offering Apartment 34 readers 20% off just by entering! So, take advantage of the discount. The giveaway runs through the weekend and will end on August 18th. With $500 at stake, what are you waiting for??


kitchen image via Vartnya Hus // photography by Pierre Wester

Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, you must fill in the form for valid entry. $500 USD total value. Official contest entry closes at 11:59 pm, Sunday, August 18. Winner will be contacted by email once comments close and announced at the bottom of this post.

Update: And the winner of the giveaway is Daniella N. Congrats!!

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  1. Wow! what a fantastic site. I have never heard of Erie Drive before now

    1. They’ve got some real gems! I wish everyone could win the giveaway so they can enjoy their goodies!

  2. Such a gorgeous space! Love the built in fireplace! How unique and amazing!

    –Sayeh, The Office Stylist

  3. Outstanding space. The fireplace and the logs are an amazing feature!