It seems like everyone and their mum is watching the Great British Bake off right now! We love the contestants, the cake, Mary, Mel and Sue but secretly… we’re obsessed with the show’s look. Here’s a rundown on how to create a cute, kitsch bake-off inspired look in your own home. If the cake is from Sainsbury’s, we promise not to tell.
Working those pastries and buns is no mean feat, so blue is used a lot to keep contestants feeling as calm and collected as possible. Blue units, blue walls and blue crockery will add a touch of that clean, crisp look. We love this duck egg blue unit from Shabby Store.
This one’s pretty obvious but in order to make your kitchen look ready for sweet treats, you’ve got to make the room look cute too! Pastel coloured bowls, plates and cups, as well as kitchen equipment all contribute to that adorable look. This Ella tea set from Shabby Store is just adorable!
Get that true English country kitchen look by using softly painted and carved woods on your walls, sideboards, kitchen table or chairs. If you can imagine Mary Berry sitting on it, it’s good to go.
Say goodbye to ugly and messy pots and bags – it’s time to transfer your sugar, flour and baking powder over to adorable jars. Sure it might take ages but it’s clean and organised in the long run and looks utterly adorable. This large glass jar from Shabby Store is a total best seller for good reason.
Perhaps one of the most definitive looks on bake off, the bunting is all-important. String it up over your dresser, the worktop or literally wherever there’s space.
Let’s face it, potatoes and carrots can be ugly – but you still need to eat them. Make them look cute and country style by stuffing them into pretty baskets placed prominently in your kitchen.
Every good baker needs constant and easy access to their cookery books. Add in small, sweet shelves to your kitchen which can house a whole collection of pretty cook books, whether you choose to actually use them or not.
Make sure those plates, cups and saucers don’t match for a cutesy eclectic look. Charity shops are best for seeking out any beautiful vintage crockery.
There’s always plenty to use on GBBO, so make sure to make a feature of all your best baking supplies which are close to hand.
Fanciness and decoration isn’t just reserved for the top of your sponge – it’s time to get that theme running right through the entire room. Frame up inspirational baking tips, ideas or maybe even Mary, our true queen.