For some, the kitchen is the best room in the house. Cereals, spices, recipes waiting to be tested… what could be better?? For others, cooking is the stuff of nightmares. Still, even if you’re the latter type of person, a little bit of decoration may be all you need! Even if your culinary skills don’t magically morph overnight, a bright new kitchen can at least help squash the memories of failed casseroles and burnt pancakes…
It’s pretty easy to write off the kitchen as a space for utility rather than creativity. However, this is far from the case! Because of its function, the kitchen often ends up being one of the most social spaces in the house. It’s perfect for mixing up a cocktail, chatting with friends as you dice vegetables, or grabbing a quick meal at the island. With that in mind, we pulled together some of our favourite decoration ideas for a functional, personalized kitchen!
Paint inside your cabinets
○If you love bright colours, but are uncertain about going all out with funky blue appliances or bright red walls, why not start here? Painting inside your cabinets is a great, subtle way to make your kitchen cheery and personalized. Plus, it’s pretty simple to pull off! For a toned down look, maintain neutral colours throughout the rest of the room. Then, add a vase of flowers, a brightly coloured spice shelf, or other pops of colour to pull everything together. (Photo: goodhousekeeping)
Add some backsplash
○Jazz up the walls around your sink and cabinets with a stylish backsplash. This trend is only growing in 2016, making the variety of choices truly incredible! Make your walls pop with Turkish or Mediterranean inspired tiles, add rustic appeal with faux brick, or keep things sleek with monochromatic marble. A simple backsplash can do wonders for your kitchen, adding a ton of personality without sacrificing style. (Photo: housebeautiful)
Experiment with open shelving
○Open shelves can be a risky venture, but they pay off in spades! It’s usually a good idea to keep a few closed cabinets for mismatched items or ugly machinery. A few open shelves on an empty wall or above the stove add balance to your room. Use plants, decorative mugs, or sleek glass jars to give your kitchen a clean, organized look. Wooden shelving plays beautifully into a modern rustic style, and sleek white shelves are perfect for an airy or monochromatic theme. (Photo: decoholic)
What other ideas would you love to add to your kitchen?