Here are a few simple tips that will help you keep your kitchen functional as well as beautiful.
Be creative with glass displays. If you have glass pane cabinets, display some pretty wineglasses on the second shelf and keep the use everyday items on the bottom. You can also install extra racks that will allow you to hang some of those beautiful wineglasses. You should consider changing the decorative items in your cabinet with the changing season. You should also change the other decorations in your kitchen with the changing seasons. This includes your apron, potholders, tea towels, and other decorative items. You can have holly and mistletoe hanging around Christmas, fake bats and pumpkins around Halloween, hearts and flowers for Valentine’s Day, etc…
Seasonal decorations are also great for revamping your kitchen’s look without having to squeeze your brain out for inspiration. By implementing the season’s colors and trademarks, you can decorate the kitchen without much hassle. This time of the year is spring and bright colors are trendy. Soon, it will be summer and the colors will take a lighter shade. The colors can be applied to window blinds or valance, hand towels, mitts, rag rugs, etc.
When it comes to your counter top, there are two types of people. Some people like to keep their counter top completely clear and then other people like to see everything that they own gadget wise out and ready for action. You should sit in the middle of these two types of people. If you use something almost everyday, such as a coffee pot or your food processor every night with supper, then keep it out. On the other hand if your new state of the art blender is only being used once a week or only for the holidays find a home for it within your cabinet space hidden below the scenes. Remember though that items that you have on top of your counter can also be clustered into categories that are relative to their function. If in the morning you make toast and coffee, and then have them plugged into the same outlets as they will make lovely companions to each other. If you’re a mother that cooks every night, your food processor and electric can opener would make another great cluster with the same outlet.
Accessorize. Add colors and designs through other decorative items that go beyond the call of kitchen duty. For example – plants and flowers (especially now at springtime!), a message board for leaving notes and reminders, a magazine rack or basket (with contents of course) for wiling away while waiting for the food to cook. Who says reading materials are for the receiving area only? Look around your house for more ideas. What you have in the other rooms, you can also put in the kitchen.
Area rugs. No decorating will ever be complete without area rugs. These are effective decorative items and protective aids for the floor. Rugs will give comfort to tired feet, protection against grease, stain and dirt, and beauty to the space. Use rugs that suit the current theme and motif of the kitchen, and those that are easy to wash.
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