Easy Kitchen Decorating Ideas
If you’ve seen those kitchen improvement shows and wished you can do the same for your kitchen, what are you waiting for? With so many do-it-yourself tools and tips you can use these days, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to come up with kitchen decorating ideas that are easy to do. Here are some you can try:
Strive for a certain look
You should have a good idea of the kind of kitchen you want for your home. You can choose from minimalist and clean contemporary, old-fashioned colonial, warm and embellished country or simple but functional utilitarian. If you want to mix two elements, make sure to choose the kind of decorations that will not clash with each other.
Change your kitchen walls
Decorating your kitchen is as easy as changing the way your walls look, either by using new paint or wallpaper. Paint and wallpaper create a whole new ambience easily, allowing you a great start on your kitchen decorating plans. A newly painted or ‘papered wall can provide you with a great backdrop and inspiration. Use borders for accents or added interest to break the monotony.
Use a kitchen island
If your kitchen space allows it, add a kitchen island. You can use the added working area for food preparation or for small gatherings. A kitchen island can also help loosen up the traffic in your kitchen, allowing you to work on your braised pork while someone washes the dishes behind you on the sink.
If your kitchen area is smaller, you can remedy the limited space by using a kitchen cart. This usually comes with wheels so it’s easy to move around. It also has the necessary hooks, shelves and drawers that are perfect for your storage needs.
A well-treated kitchen window will do a lot in changing the way your kitchen looks. By simply adding a curtain or replacing an old one, you can update your kitchen with minimal effort. Choose lively prints or lines that work well with your new paint or choose a repetitive pattern prevalent in the room, such as fruits or vegetables, and use those for the curtains. This will help coordinate your design.
Use kitchen organizers
Kitchen organizers are a great way of decorating your kitchen while at the same time, providing you with more space for storage. Use movable storage to maximize space and still allow you to keep your silverware and plates safe and out of the way or install hooks and overhead racks from which to hang towels, utensils and pots from.
Choose organizers in colors and styles that reflect the kind of personality your kitchen has. Go for clean, laminated wood organizers to blend well with your kitchen’s varnished wood or pick stainless steel racks to work well with the modern look you want to achieve.
Put plants in key places
Potted plants not only provide a natural, decorative look to your kitchen, it also helps bring in oxygen. Plants create a fresh ambience and can change the way your kitchen looks in one easy step.
Choose plants that are easy to care for and will work well with indoor lighting. For plants that might require sunshine, use your kitchen window space. You might also want to add a few flowering plants to provide a nice burst of color when they bloom.