The kitchen has gradually been transformed from a strictly functional space used for cooking into a social, multifunctional area which is often positioned at the center of the house. This transition also came with changes in style and overall aesthetic so the kitchen of today is usually a very cozy and inviting space. To achieve such a friendly and pleasant ambiance, you can focus on the little things, the accent pieces and kitchen decor elements which complement the big piece of furniture and the overall layout of the space.
Creating a casual and comfortable vibe in your kitchen is not that difficult and you start with a simple simple wooden sign which you can make out of a repurposed cabinet door or some leftover wood from previous DIY projects. Paint the wood black and use letter stencils or stickers to add a cute or a funny message. The sign featured on iheartnaptime says “Eat more cake”, an advice that we might actually consider.
Another idea is to give your kitchen a nice-looking window treatment and maybe consider also using this opportunity to add some color or pattern to the decor. In this kitchen featured on blessthisnestblog the window is also nicely framed by a shelf with stylish decorations on it. Perhaps there’s room for something like this in your kitchen too.
You can improve your kitchen decor while being practical at the same time. How about turning that empty wall section into a storage area for all your pans, cutting boards and some plates too? You can also add a lovely sign at the top which you can make yourself out of a simple wooden board or some driftwood. Check out thistlewoodfarms for more inspiration.
Speaking of ways to combine storage with tasteful decor, check out this beautiful kitchen shelf from fjeldborg. It’s actually a shelving unit and it’s mounted on the wall just above the backsplash, a perfect place for storing and displaying all sorts of colorful cups and bowls.
Corner cabinets are pretty amazing too. They’re not only very practical and space-efficient but they can greatly improve your kitchen decor too. Use the shelves to add some color to the kitchen and to create a focal point by displaying and organizing your cute collection of cups, bowls, spice jars and anything else you can think of. Find more inspiration on sfgirlbybay.
Every kitchen has some areas which are inevitably less functional than others, whether it’s a difficult corner, an awkward nook or a big range hood concealed as a useless cabinet. You can look to these features for inspiration when planning your next kitchen decor project and you can find ways to make the best out of a less than fortunate situation. Check out lessthanperfectlifeofbliss if you need some ideas.
Other ways to make your existing kitchen decor stand out and look original include adding color to your furniture and decorating the walls with posters, signs and handmade decorations. Look for ways to harmoniously combine looks and function and pick colors that go well with the space and don’t overwhelm it. Perhaps this kitchen featured on oneprojectcloser can give you some ideas.
Adding a few plants to a kitchen is a wonderful idea but not all kitchens have the ideal layout or space for that. If keeping the pots on the windowsill is not an option, consider a DIY floating shelf. The one featured on placeofmytaste looks very stylish and is also fairly easy to make. You can hang it in front of the window and it can accommodate several small plants or herbs.
Even if it’s very simple and doesn’t exactly send an original message, this “kitchen” sign definitely stands out and that’s often all a kitchen needs to look less boring to gain some character. The sign has an industrial design which can go well with rustic, traditional as well as modern and contemporary kitchen. Check out lizmarieblog for more details.
This planter box frame featured on lizmarieblog is another example of how looks and function can complement each other just right. This is just as much a decoration as it is a useful accessory for the kitchen. It creates a focal point in the room and it also gives you a place to hang towels, oven mitts and other such things.
Give your favorite coffee mugs a home… and by that we mean a cute little shelving unit shaped like an adorable house. You can make it yourself and you can make the compartment as big or as small as you want, depending on the type of mus or cups you want it to hold. Find out the details of the project on abeautifulmess along with instructions.
Finding a storage system for all the pots, pans and kitchen utensils, one that is actually practical and works, can turn out to be a difficult challenge. instead of trying to hide all these things inside cabinets and drawers, consider putting everything on display. Check out abeautifulmess to find out how to make a kitchen pegboard.