As the saying goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. The same goes for a woman’s heart as well. That’s why nothing says “I love you” more than the perfect kitchen. It’s a well-known fact that food is a fundamental part of the human experience.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, the place where we gather to eat, to socialize, and to relax. So, it’s only natural to want to make sure that the kitchen décor is just right. It’s so important, then, that your kitchen has a personality and space that you love. Here are my favorite ways to decorate your kitchen.
Use chalkboard paint to create a chalkboard accent wall
This simple and inexpensive way to add an unexpected style feature to your kitchen is the chalkboard wall. You can easily turn the wall into a “wall of words” by either painting it white or buying blank board paint. Once the paint is dry, cut the chalkboard letters to fit.
You can leave the space empty or add photos, notes or even a chalkboard sign to make it your own. You can even do a few different letters like in the picture above. Then, hang the whole thing with twine and you are ready to use.
Use color to make a statement Whether it’s the color of the cabinets, floor or walls, you want your kitchen to be a focal point of the entire home. So, use color to make a statement. If you prefer a simple look, choose neutral colors like white, blue or gray.
Bring the outdoors in with some DIY terrariums
These gorgeous terrariums by Vanesa Melendrez are perfect for spring and summer. As an added bonus, if you already have a terrarium in your home, you can decorate the outside of your existing terrarium with these gorgeous white planters by Adina Pintea.
Utilize your storage to the fullest There are so many ways to showcase your kitchen storage, either inside or out. I’m loving this bright and fresh idea by Samantha Klein: Turn some of your storage bins into coffee tables.
Create a herb garden in your windowsill
One way to inject color and freshness into your kitchen is to build a herb garden on the window sill. Add a few lavender sprigs and grow them until they’re at their peak. They’ll add an exotic note that will complement the décor and your favorite dishes. You could also place succulents and succulent cuttings on the window sill. Or try basil, thyme, oregano, sage, basil, parsley, sage, rosemary, mint, lemon thyme, and sage.
Combine various colors When your kitchen décor includes a mix of colors, you can create a visual backdrop that’s bright and joyful. You can try mixing bright, brightly colored plates together with white plates or plates made out of glass. Or, put together a tray of red, green, and blue plates to create a visual symphony.
Add plants to your shelves
Use hanging plants as a fun and useful addition to your kitchen shelving. These great little containers are easy to care for and you can actually choose the heights of your plants. They make the perfect table centerpieces for your table or counter.
Put your shelves in front of a view window in your kitchen, so you can look outside while you’re cooking. Get a new towel bar Keeping a fresh towel on your kitchen towel rack is so important. But, for most, this is an area that gets neglected. I like to keep my kitchen towels as a kind of mood board, so I keep a couple of colorful towels near the window.
In the meantime, I also have a third towel near the oven that is usually used. One color for the kitchen counter, one for the kitchen counter and one for the oven.
Install a peg board
In order to have a sense of identity, you want your kitchen to have a purpose. What is that purpose? It’s your place to put up photos, artwork, mementos, and…nails. Place the basic hardware — picture hooks, painting hooks, and brackets — above the countertop.
Then put up a series of peg boards — you can purchase a variety pack from Ikea and customize it to suit your needs and space. Not only does this not take up any additional room, but it makes a fantastic display area for all of your favorite mementos and photos!
Use color I think that the design, color, and style of your kitchen should reflect your personality, not just your budget. I love the color pink in a kitchen — the blush hue is just so soft and feminine, and pairs wonderfully with sage green.
Because it’s your home, you have complete control over how you want your home to look and feel. If you’re thinking of a kitchen update, I hope that this post helps you to take a look at your kitchen space and make some changes that will make it feel more like a home and your best.