Your kitchen is a place not only for food but also for social interaction. It is where food is done, and maybe for some of you, where you eat if you do not have a separate dining room. It is also a place where kids could experiment with their cookie toppings or where you would sneak in to have some desserts. No matter how busy your kitchen is, it is always a place for that warm and cozy. When you decorate a kitchen, there are various elements that you have to consider to enhance the overall appeal of your precious space.
Before you decorate your kitchen, you should consider two things first.
Consider your budget. It is always a primary concern whenever you make design decisions. Decorating may not be as important to some, but if it is something you want to invest on, by all means go crazy with your budget. With a working budget planned, it is time for the more creative aspects.
What is your design purpose? Decorating can be as frivolous, but it can also serve some purpose for your kitchen. It could be changing your old knife holders with a new one, or even covering up your ventilating system with wood treatments to make it look less severe when seen from afar. Your purpose can vary so we
can divide these into categories:
Buying decorations: decorate your homes by just buying new stuff or improvements on existing ones. You may want new covers for your oven toasters or microwaves, with matching oven mitts. You might also find that flowers are good for your kitchen so you will buy a new vase, and put some flowers in it. You can also buy some table covers as well as matching napkins or even paintings or decorative wall treatments. You may want to buy a new lighting fixture to add more class or modernity to your existing kitchen. If you have a purchasing power, you can absolutely decorate your home with new things or trendy stuff.
Creative juices: maybe you can buy everything but sometimes, it does not match to the grandness of your master Plan. How about decorating your own wall decorations like old photographs on fancy frames? There are also various home projects for you to enjoy and add color to your kitchen. Instead of buying everything, how about making your own oven mitts or cover-ups as well as table covers and placemats? You can also decorate with curtains. Depending on the style you want: Victorian, minimalist, or even a very personal kitchen aesthetic, the sky is the limit when you use your creativity. It could even cost you less than the expensive things you find in catalogues.
Handiwork: Painting your walls, adding some wood detailing on the ceilings and updating your lighting can improve greatly the atmosphere of the kitchen. You may opt to changing the orientation of the whole kitchen but that would mean some wiring and gas pipe adjustment.
Redecorating your kitchen is fun. It is great if your whole family has an input to the design ideas. There are so many ways to go around the decorating but at the end of the day, it should always be a functional space, where social interactions and eating experiences are heightened because of your decorations.