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7 Easy and Simple Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s the place where you prepare all the meals for your nourishment, and it can be a great place for family bonding. Why not put effort into decorating it to make sure it’s the best it can possibly look? It is kind of hard to decorate a kitchen because there are just so many things you need to have for it to be functional. But there are ways you can make a kitchen look and feel more beautiful and make it reflect your style.

Bring some plants into your kitchen

kitchen with white cabinets and a wooden countertop and a potted plant

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A kitchen is a great place to have plants. With all the tile and appliances in the kitchen, you need something that looks and feels organic. It is also a convenient place to have plants because you can water and drain them in the sink without making a big mess or having to wipe down spills. You can even have plants that you can use to cook like basil, mint, oregano, and your other favorite herbs. Having a plant in the kitchen can really brighten up the space, especially if you have a lot of chrome and dark colors.

Change Your Countertops

kitchen with marble countertops and food on the island

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If you are not happy with something, change it. If you’ve moved into a home where you didn’t choose your countertops, you might be unhappy about how they look. The good news is you don’t have to live with what you don’t like. Change your countertops into a color and material that you like. If you are renting and cannot make major changes to your home, you can opt for stick-on contact paper. You can purchase adhesive stickers to lay on top of your countertops and just peel it off when you move out. Marble with neutral colors like black, white, and grey is always a safe and stylish choice.

Add a Backsplash

kitchen counter with a white backsplash, a cook book, cooking utensils, and cutting boards

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Backsplashes in kitchens are not only super useful because it makes cleaning up spills easier, but they also elevate your kitchen and make it look more expensive. You can opt to go the extra mile and actually put on tile as the backsplash of your kitchen. You can also take the cheaper and easier option of simply purchasing a stick-on backsplash. There are many options in stores and online that look like real tile. They are easy to put on, easy to take off, and they have the same amount of functionality as real tile.

Display Functional Kitchen Accessories

kitchen shelf with ingredients, glasses, and bowls

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If you are not a very organized person, it’s best to opt for closed cabinets so you can hide your messes. However, you still want your kitchen to have some personality. Put some of your more aesthetically pleasing items that you also use on a day-to-day basis out for everyone to see. These can be things like your wooden cheeseboards and cutting boards. They always give a little bit of interesting texture to your kitchen when placed in a corner of your kitchen countertop. You can also put your pretty salt and pepper shakers on display since you will be using them frequently. You can also have a few of your favorite cookbooks on display on an open shelf. You can also put your favorite set of plates and glasses on display, especially if they’re the ones you use every single day. Of course, appliances that you can’t fit inside your cabinets can be placed neatly on your counter tops. These are things like your stand mixer and your coffee maker. If you haven’t purchased these items yet but plan to, keep in your kitchen’s color scheme in mind so you can choose accordingly.

Don't Forget to Add Some Art

kitchen with white cabinets, a white island, and black stools

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With all the things that have to go in your kitchen, you might forget to add a little art to your walls. Choose something that will help create a pleasing environment. Remember that the kitchen is where you make your meals and sometimes even eat those meals. You want something that will encourage a good appetite and good conversation. Make sure that the colors fit the kitchen’s theme and can perhaps help transition into the theme of the dining room area as well.

Add an Area Rug

 kitchen with dark grey cabinets and a big grey area rug

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Some people are afraid to add rugs to their kitchens. Yes, it is true that spills happen in this room more often than they do in other rooms but don’t let that stop you from getting your kitchen to its full design potential. Area rugs make a space look more cohesive and put together. When it comes to homes with an open floor plan, they help distinguish the kitchen from the other parts of your home. They serve as good visual separators from the dining room and living room. Also, it is more comfortable for your feet to have a rug under you. Often times, you are standing on your feet for extended periods of time when cooking. It can get tiring and painful to have you bare feet on cold hard flooring. A rug will help alleviate that discomfort. If you are afraid of staining your rug, simply choose one with a dark color or a detailed print. This will help hide stains. You can also buy washable rugs so that you don’t have to be too worried about stains.

Keep Your Kitchen Clean

wooden kitchen counter with a white tile backsplash

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It is amazing what a big difference cleaning your space can make. It has such an impact on your kitchen’s overall design. It is easier on the eyes and helps you focus on the design elements you want to highlight. Make sure to always wipe down your counters to reveal the true colors and texture of your gorgeous countertops. Always wash your dishes right away or load them in the dishwasher immediately. The sight of a sink full of dirty dishes bring down the aesthetic of a kitchen so much. You will never regret putting in a little elbow grease to ensure that your kitchen looks beautiful.

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