Some simple kitchen styling can make the heart of your home feel fresh and inviting. Last week I talked about shopping your home for a new look and that extended into our kitchen, as well. You don’t need to spend a lot and you may be able to use what you already have.
Simple Kitchen Styling Tips And Tricks
First, start by clearing your kitchen counters of clutter as much as you can. Having counter space will immediately upgrade your kitchen and give you a clean palette to style it. If you have a small kitchen (like how ours was in San Francisco) you may only want to employ a few of the simple design ideas below to limit accessories.
Fresh dish towels look great. I buy them inexpensively at Target or IKEA. I also like to buy them as souvenirs on vacation.
When they become worn out, I use them as cleaning rags.
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Note that we added a new subway tile backsplash to the ceiling above the kitchen cabinets. This gave a new look without a major renovation. The color palette is neutral with white cabinets so that the accessories stand out. The paint color on the white cabinetry is Benjamin Moore China White.
You may have noticed that interior designers just put the pretty wooden utensils on the counter (all the colorful metal ones are in the drawer below). Marble Utensil Holder
Trivet For Oils
A wooden trivet like this (similar) serves as a tray and keeps the countertop organized.
Candles On The Kitchen Island
I restyled the island recently. It’s nice to light the candles when we serve dinner on the island as a buffet.
Small appliances like the toaster and blender are stored inside the island.
An Orchid Or Plant For Decor
We just added that Trader Joe’s orchid to the pot. Normally we have something tall here like branches or flowers.
Cookbooks and Holder On The Countertop
Cookbooks on open shelving or on built-in shelves can warm up a kitchen and add personality. It’s nice to have seasonal fruit out too. This is a similar-footed fruit bowl. The rooster was a gift from a trip to San Miguel de Allende. Put your personal finds on display too!
Some of my favorite home decor and cookbooks are here.
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