Your kitchen can often be the most challenging room in your house to redecorate.
Bored of you bathroom? Change out your towels, bath mat and shower curtain, maybe hang a shelf or a picture. Tired of your bedroom? Try new linens, new wall art, maybe a new bed side table. But the kitchen is a very functional space. You can’t just get a new countertop or a new oven on a whim. So, if you’re looking to spruce up your kitchen without turning it into a full blown home renovation, what do you do?
Make the practical things pretty. The everyday items you use to cook or store in your cabinets can be put on display to style your kitchen. Have you ever tried purchasing kitchenware online in Australia? There are hundreds of styles and patterns to choose from to upgrade your plain, boring everyday items. Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
A new set of dishes will set the tone for the overall style of your kitchen.
Whether you want your style to be bright, retro, minimalist or french country, your dishes will be the starting point. Display your carefully cultivated tableware in open cabinets for a bold look. Bright colors in particular will make your kitchen feel more vibrant. You can even get cookware to match the style of your dishes and display them all together.
Vases & Pitchers
Vases and pitchers are multipurpose items when it comes to styling your kitchen. You can use them to arrange flowers on your kitchen island, mix beverages or as utensil storage. Different colours, patterns, sizes and styles give you a lot of options to choose from so that your unique or specific style can shine through this simple piece. What’s really great about these items is that they serve multiple purposes while also not taking up storage space, as they look great out on your counter!
Do you have a stack of old plastic chopping boards shoved in a kitchen drawer?
Trade them in for new ones! Wooden chopping boards look especially nice as kitchen decorations. You can either stack them against a wall, or hang them. Try mixing and matching sizes, colors and textures, and as a bonus you’ll always have a chopping board on hand!
Try livening up your benchtop with some storage canisters.
Instead of packing away sugar, tea or dry pasta away in the pantry, store it in a set of canisters that match the style of your kitchen. Even if you end up storing the canisters in your pantry, they’ll help keep things organised. Use glass canisters for a more minimalist look, or choose a colorful pattern for a splash of fun.
Display your fruit
Fruit bowls are the ultimate in functional kitchen style.
They encourage you to eat more fruit, hold your fruit and come in any shape, size, style, pattern and color you could possibly imagine. In fact, you don’t even have to use a bowl. In addition to bowls, you could also use a tiered cake stand, a hanging basket, or even one of your vases or canisters.
Hide your bread
Streamline your bench space and add to your overall kitchen style with a bread bin.
Rather than leaving out your loaves of bread, crumpets and muffins, just pop them into a bright and stylish bread bin that keeps everything looking organised. Particularly if you’re going for a retro style, there are a lot of great options out there.
While you may not have the ability or the funds to rip out your cabinets and do a complete redesign, you can give your kitchen a new look and feel by replacing and reorganising the functional items you use everyday. Add color, style and a breath of fresh air with a few easy purchases.