Want to update and re-decorate an older kitchen? Here are some marvelous decor tips to create more space in your kitchen, update appliances and kitchen cabinets, and more to make your older kitchen look like new.
With any older kitchen, making modern updates can sometime be a hassle. But with a little creativity, you can transform any kitchen into one of the most beautiful rooms of your home. These simple kitchen decorating ideas will help get you started.
More Space for an Older Kitchen
Before deciding on the details for your kitchen makeover, figure out ways to obtain more space in the room. Can you free floor space by removing one of the older cabinets Can you re-arrange cabinets or appliances to create more room? Can you add more cabinets by utilizing dead space if it's a larger kitchen? It's good to consider where and how you will arrange items before decorating so you can enjoy maximum use with your new kitchen design.
Kitchen Decorating Ideas for Flooring and Walls
The design and colors for your kitchen flooring and walls are very important. These will determine the look and feel of your kitchen as well as what type of decorative accessories you'll add later on. Think of your favorite colors as a springboard and then add a few colors to complement those. Choose flooring, paint colors, and/or wall paper designs that will create the desired mood in your kitchen. Even in an older kitchen, the colors can make it look completely new.
You can also create a modem look in an older kitchen by updating the appliances flooring, and cabinets. Create a theme in the kitchen and add new decorative accessories to go with the theme. You might want a country or patriotic theme, or a clean, modern kitchen. Other kitchen decor themes include fruit and vegetables, animals (chickens and roosters, ducks, rabbits, cows, etc.), characters, or certain color and shape themes. There are many possibilities.
An older kitchen might be limited in counter space so you can free up some of this space by using under-the-cabinet appliances such as toasters, can openers, and microwaves. Also, use extra wall space to add shelves for storage. Add a pantry or open rack to accent your decor and free up counter space.
Also, organize your counter with items you need, and avoid cluttering it with figurines or knick-knacks. Decorate your counter with bowls containing fruit, nuts, or pre-packaged snacks to make practical use of bowls. Use canisters to store tea bags, coffee and sugar. Buy a lovely bread box for bread storage. Decorate your kitchen windows with hanging baskets containing onions, tomatoes and peppers.
Invariably people think that decorating a kitchen means making a big dent in your bank account. However, this is not always the case. You can even decorate the kitchen on a budget by making small changes.
One of the simple kitchen decorating ideas that will not cost you too much is painting the kitchen. Visit a wall paint store and check whether they have any paint containers that are damaged. These will generally be sold at half price. Use this pain to paint the ceiling and the walls.
In case the cabinets in the kitchen are looking old, then there is a simple trick inexpensive trick to make look nearly new. Just paint the cabinets with some paint on the inside as well as the outside.
In case your kitchen is looking too stark with white walls, then take a bright contrasting color and give the walls a border. If you want to be a little creative, then use a stencil or rubber stamp to get a decorative border.
Just putting on a new tablecloth on the dining table in your kitchen will work wonders for the room. However, ensure that the tablecloth is bright and colorful. Of course, it should match other colors in the room. Once you finish putting tablecloth, take a fruit basket and place some colorful fruits in it and place the basket on the center of the table.
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