The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, and it deserves to be more than just a functional space. With the right decor items and styling techniques, you can transform your kitchen into a stylish and inviting area. Whether you’re staging or decorating a home, let this be your guide!
The kitchen may be one of the last spaces you think about in your grand interior design plans. Hanging artwork can come as a surprise but personalized styling items can make your kitchen feel luxurious.
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Decor Items to Use
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1. Open Shelving
Open shelving is a trendy and practical addition to any kitchen. Choose from a variety of shelving of various styles and materials.
Display your favorite cookware, dishes, and decorative items. Choose a mix of ceramics, glassware or vintage kitchenware to add color and personality. To keep the look clean and cohesive, use matching or coordinated sets.
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2. Plants and Herbs
Bringing the outdoors in with plants and herbs is a fantastic way to add life and freshness to your kitchen decor. Herb pots on the windowsill or a potted plant on the countertop not only look beautiful but also serve a functional purpose. Having herbs on hand can make dinner prep that much easier too!
Small kitchen? Incorporate hanging planters or wall-mounted herb gardens for a space-saving and stylish touch.
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3. Kitchen Island Decor
If you have a kitchen island, it’s an excellent opportunity to add some additional decor elements. Consider using a stylish fruit bowl, a set of decorative canisters for your dry goods, fresh flowers, or even a collection of cookbooks for a pop of color.
You don’t want to get carried away with decorating so just be sure most items serve a purpose and not just for aesthetics. A cluttered kitchen can make cooking a pain.
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4. Artwork and Wall Decor
Empty kitchen walls can benefit greatly from artwork and wall decor. Hang framed food-related prints or vintage advertisements for a touch of nostalgia.
Got kids or need something more personal? Chalkboards or cork boards can be both functional and decorative, allowing you to jot down recipes, shopping lists, or quick messages.
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Lamps and under cabinetry lighting create a calm ambient environment. If your home is an open concept, the right lighting can make all the difference.
It’s easy to find lamps of all sizes. They are perfect for darker corners or as an additional layer of ambient lighting.
You can also install under-cabinet lighting to provide a warm and inviting glow. LED strip lights are energy-efficient and can be adjusted to match your desired mood or accent specific areas.
6. Kitchen Rugs
Kitchen rugs not only add a layer of warmth and comfort underfoot but also serve as a decorative element. Opt for rugs with vibrant colors, patterns, or textures to add character to your kitchen space.
Just be sure to choose durable and easy-to-clean materials since kitchens can be high-traffic areas. Jute can be a great choice for high traffic.
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7. Storage and Accessories
Transfer your pantry staples like pasta, rice, and flour into glass jars or containers with attractive labels. Not only does this create a uniform, organized look, but it also allows you to see what you have on hand easily.
Cutting boards can also break up and complement sleek tile and countertops with a nice color and texture.
Hanging pot racks may also be an option if you are needing some extra space.
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8. Unique Hardware and Knobs
Switching out your cabinet and drawer knobs or handles is a quick and budget-friendly way to give your kitchen a facelift.
Choose unique and stylish options that match your kitchen’s theme or color scheme. Most are pretty cheap making this a super affordable way to create an impact.
Elevating your kitchen decor and styling doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By incorporating the right decor items and following these styling tips, you can create a stylish, inviting, and functional kitchen that you will love spending time in.
So, get creative and transform your kitchen into the heart of your home!
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