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Top 10 Tips for Adding Personality to Your Kitchen

A home’s kitchen is a very utilitarian space that sees a lot of action. It’s often the central gathering spot for the family, and the epicenter of entertaining. But just because this room is functional doesn’t mean that it can’t have style. Perk up your kitchen with personal touches, and make your cooking space something to talk about.

  1. Herb Garden

Your kitchen windowsill is the perfect home for an herb garden. Choose the herbs that you cook with most often, and start with seedlings (instead of seeds) for best results.

  1. Original Artwork

Most people don’t think of the kitchen as a place to hang art, but this makes it all the more unexpected – and impressive. Visit a local art market or festival to find a piece that fits your color scheme.

  1. Vintage Pieces

From grandma’s cake platter to an antique collection of canisters, unique vintage pieces add character to your kitchen. You don’t have to spend a fortune, either. Ask your relatives for pieces that they don’t use, hit up yard sales, or check out your neighborhood thrift store.

  1. Funky Seating

Brightly colored seats at the dining table, industrial bar stools, or a mismatched set of chairs can really jazz up a kitchen. Unique seating arrangements can have a big impact without costing a lot of money.

  1. Accent Wall

Another inexpensive way to make your kitchen one-of-a-kind is to paint a pop of color on one of the walls. Choose the wall that sees the least action (aka – not the backsplash), and pick your favorite color to add pizzazz to the room.

  1. Statement Lighting

The right light fixtures don’t just illuminate a room, they also give it style. Replace your over-table lighting with a unique piece, or add a side lamp as decoration to give the room a different feel.

  1. Mirror, Mirror

Hanging a big mirror in a room is one of the easiest ways to decorate, and to give your space extra energy and light. Simple, plain mirrors work well in kitchens – or you can opt for a fancier framed version to upgrade the glam appeal.

  1. Pulls & Handles

Adding unusual cabinet handles or drawer pulls to your kitchen will instantly give it a new look. You’ll find all kinds of handles to choose from, including leather straps, ceramic knobs, and decorative crystal pulls.

  1. Cabinet Paint

Give life to your kitchen by painting your cabinets – on the inside! The interior back wall of the cabinet is usually a forgotten space. But when you paint it a cheerful color like periwinkle, turquoise or lime green – you’ll be treated to a lift every time you open the cabinet.

  1. Bold Textiles

Don’t let your curtains and rug be an afterthought. Choose patterns that inspire you, in colors that you love. A less expensive option is to buy pretty new cup towels and dishcloths in matching colors.

Decorating is a thrill when you have a brand new kitchen in a brand new home. Want to know more? Contact us today!