The kitchen is the heart of most homes and so people tend to spend a good deal of time there. It stands to reason that this cherished space should be a comfortable, functional haven that makes you feel at home. If you’re looking to give the heart of your house a beauty makeover, consider the easy design and décor ideas listed below.
1. Put Your Pots and Pans on Display
If a lot of cooking goes on in your kitchen, why not put the tools of your trade on display for everyone to enjoy? You can purchase pot and pan racks that mount on the wall or the ceiling to turn your cookware sets into a stunning focal point in the room.
Add some artificial flowers, spice containers, and other touches to bring the display together.
2. Paint the Floor or Ceiling
Everyone knows that painting the walls will give any room a new lease on life, but few realise just how much adding a fresh coat of paint to the floor or ceiling can take the space to a whole new level.
If you have a lackluster floor in your kitchen, grab yourself some painter’s tape and a couple of fun colors to create a new, exciting floor you can’t wait to show off. While most people find painting the ceiling intimidating, in the kitchen, it can really make the room come alive. Just be sure to leave a wall or two white to bring balance to the room.
3. Create an Island without Renovating
If the only thing your kitchen lacks is an island in the middle, there’s no need to break out the sledgehammer and start renovating. Instead, find yourself a lovely cabinet of some kind and paint it to match your kitchen décor. Almost anything can become a kitchen island – an old dresser, a wooden table, etc. Not only will the new addition look great standing proud in the middle of your kitchen, but it will also give you additional storage and counter space to work your magic.
4. Embrace the Light
If your kitchen allows plenty of natural light in, embrace that beautiful illumination to make the space feel bright and airy.
Paint the cabinets white and use accent colors in light blue or yellow to create a look that makes you think of openness and freshness. Avoid covering the windows with anything too heavy as it’s the natural light that gives this décor idea its pizzazz.
5. Tile an Accent Wall
Backsplashes add depth to the kitchen, but when you carry those tiles all the way to the ceiling, you instantly create a beautifully clean and modern look.
Get creative with your backsplash tiles. Go for a contemporary design or keep it simple with solid white tiles from the sink to the ceiling. The key to making this accent wall a hit is keeping it clean and super shiny.
6. Add Small but Effective Finishing Touches
Many people overlook the impact cabinet handles and drawer pulls have on a space. When given thoughtful consideration, these small accents bring the entire room into cohesive completeness.
Even if you make no other changes to your kitchen at all, just switching out your old, boring knobs and pulls for new ones can make a huge difference. Be sure to choose something that coordinates with your current décor, but don’t be afraid to think outside the box, either.
If you’re like most people, you spend a good deal of time in your kitchen. To create a beautiful communal space, consider implementing one or all of the ideas listed above.