If there’s any room in your house that needs to look incredible, it’s your kitchen. This high-traffic space sees tons of use, so why not make it the kitchen you’ve always dreamed about? You don’t need a big budget to give your kitchen space a makeover. Instead, get creative with the space you have and give your kitchen a quick face-lift. We’ll go from drab to fab with these Pinterest-worthy decorating tips for your kitchen.
Before you dive into the details, you’ll want to get organized. Start by pulling everything out of the cabinets and shelves. Discard any food that’s past its prime — don’t forget to check best-by labels. Next, take a look at your kitchen gadgets and utensils. Is there anything in there that’s duplicated? Anything you haven’t used in a year? Consider donating or selling these items.
Lastly, put back all of your items, trying to keep as little on the counters as possible. The less clutter, the better your kitchen decor. Use items such as canvas storage bins and seagrass baskets for any items that you choose to keep out on counters or shelves. Storage bins reduce the feel of clutter.
A beautifully-decorated kitchen is useless if it isn’t functional first. As you reorganize, think about items that you use frequently. Keep these in easy-to-reach storage areas. Put lesser-used items toward the back of cabinets, but still in view so you know what you have. Keep counter space open. You’ll be more encouraged to cook your food instead of eating out if you want to be in your kitchen.
Cooking is not only better for your health, but it frees up extra cash to spend, giving your kitchen a much-needed facelift. If you don’t have a lot of shelving, consider installing a pegboard where you can hang pots, pans, and kitchen utensils. This is not only a great way to stay organized, but it’s a cute decor item too. Outline where your utensils go for an added element of decor.
Find a theme that works for your kitchen. You can go with anything from modern and sleek to a rustic country kitchen. With an open kitchen concept, you may want to match other areas of your house such as your living room or dining area. This creates a flow throughout the house that feels cohesive and cozy. Get creative and use color schemes found in items like nearby furniture, throw pillows, or more. Remember, keep it simple for maximum impact. If you’re changing the feel of your kitchen from a nearby room, opt to decorate using similar colors, so there’s a common thread throughout the space. Pick a neutral, cool, and warm color unite the two rooms.
What if you don’t have a decor theme? How do you choose? Think about the personality of your household. What things does your family value? Do you have any shared hobbies? Choose a decorating theme that suits your family’s unique personality. For example, if you enjoy baking, put up decor that focuses on bakers. For outdoorsy households, a cabin in the woods feel might be best. Love to soak up the sun? Choose vibrant yellows and inviting cool blues. You’ll find it’s not only easier to spruce the place up with some decor, but it’s also a more inviting space for everyone. If you’re still at a loss, opt to decorate your kitchen with a cool organizational theme. For example, opt to go plastic-free or use innovative space-saving techniques to drive your design.
Swap out certain kitchen items to match the season. For example, snag some holiday-themed dish rags to match your personalized Christmas stockings. Go for a red, white, and blue theme through summer. Use items such as placemats, napkins, or even monogrammed hand towels to match the festive vibes. You don’t need something for every holiday (remember, keep your kitchen clutter-free), but perhaps splurge a little on your family’s favorite holidays. If you aren’t into holidays, use the colors of spring, summer, fall, and winter to drive your design. Swapping out even just a few key decorative and functional items gives your kitchen a fresh face-lift.
Overall a little organization and sprucing up small elements enables you to design the kitchen of your dreams. When it comes to decorating, keep clutter low, and go with your unique style. Get that Pinterest-worthy kitchen with these unique decor ideas.