If you’re looking at making sure that you have each element of your home properly taken care of in terms of decor, you should know that one of the often forgotten about parts of that decor is to look at the kitchen. You can do a lot of things when you’re looking at decor, but one of the aspects that you need to remember is that you aren’t going to have to go with a big splash to get it all right. Some of the best decor options are the small details.
Here to help you out with all of it, we’ve put together a list of some great decor options so that you can put together the right room that is going to transform the way you look at decor forever – in the best possible way, of course. Here we go:
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A Wall of Plates
All around the world – whether you’re a traveller yourself, or you know someone that does, you can find all kinds of decorative plates. They come in multiple sizes, colours, patterns, and they’re gorgeous. Make them as effective as possible by focusing some time and energy on putting them together as a nice wall collage where you can put together the perfect kind of decor scheme.
You can match them by colour, or deliberately make them all different colours and/or patterns. Do whatever you feel is going to be the best as far as creating the most effective wall of plates. Get minimal plate hangers and make either a freeform collage, or a rigid one, depending on what kind of overall look and feel you are going for.
Minimalist Wooden Shelves
Wooden shelves are a great way to accessorize your walls. These are great examples of floating shelves, all natural wood grains, and you can decorate them with some glasses, knick-knacks, or other essentials. The goal is to make sure that these are used mostly for decor or things that you don’t use every single day. That way you know that you won’t be destroying your decor look and feel every time.
You can get base ones with no ledges, or you can look at options like these that are going to give off the look of being sturdy and thick. When getting these shelves, get a wood grain base that suits the mood of your kitchen. Additionally, consider staining it a different colour if these ones you get don’t match exactly. The results will be very worthwhile.
A Wall Mosaic
You can see that this wall mosaic is all about being aesthetically pleasing to both the guest, and the person who actually uses the kitchen. This is a carefully constructed wall design that has touches of decor to it, which is great, but it’s also a useful space for storage and organization with the calendar. For making this design your own, you can do whatever you want to and make sure that you put together the right kind of design to work for you.
This is still meant to be clean and straight and using sharp lines, but you can make it all your own in how you actually want to build the mosaic up. Stay way from clutter or things that bump out. This is for flat design only, and will transform the wall properly if done correctly.
Bold Wall Accents
Much like the above option, this is another form of a wall mosaic, but this one is all about using bold accents to create a collage like style. This uses a lot of rustic looks and feels and the colours are a little more muted, but the effect is much the same. This one uses chalkboards, too, which is great for making sure that you can leave messages to and from the family, or you can even put little sayings on it depending on the week or the time of year.
This is great for those who want something a little quieter compared to the above option with quieter colours, too. This will work for whatever you need it to. Easy to do and you can build it up as you go!
These are all the rage right now, and for the best reasons. This kind of kitchen wall decor is perfect for making sure of extra trivets or cutting boards and dressing them up. If you’ve got an old one that you want to retire, or you get one at a vintage sale, you’ll be able to make sure that you put together the right kind of atmosphere.
You can re-stain these, paint them an opaque colour, and then draw your message of choice using one, two, or three as pictured here. The point is – with this option as well as the others – to make it your own and have fun with all that it is going to offer in terms of the customization. This is a fun way to get into repurposing belongings of yours.
Short, sweet, and to the point. When you’re conveying messages in wall art with kitchen unique design options, you don’t want a long winded one. This is simply going to offer you the message that you’re looking for while also giving you time to create it in a cute way. How often can you find that in other rooms?
This is one of the options you can find, and you’ll love customizing the colour of the forks and spoons, too, so that you can make it match your colour scheme. This is a great option to consider in you’re interested in cutsie, bold accents like this one. You can put it over the table, like this has, or on a big wall that you’d like to explore with some fun.
Like above, this is another version of the idea of using old paddles or cutting boards that you can really get into customizing. This one focuses mostly on just using the bone board, and you can make it whatever shape that you’re looking for, as long as you remember the importance of it being fitted to both your wall, and your message. You can keep the message short – like here in this kitchen improvement example – or make it longer.
Enjoy the hunt for the right shape, size, orientation and message that this is going to include for the best kind of fun. You can use this on a small wall, or a big one as part of the collage ideas that we’ve looked at already. This would also go well above a stove.
Add Some Life
A kitchen is a spot where you’re looking at making sure that you are putting together the right kind of design and detailing in terms of its feel, but have you ever thought about adding some life to it? Yes, really. You can brighten up and modernize your kitchen a lot by putting together some sweet little plants to dot the window sill or some shelves.
This will help bring some innovation and creativity into the spot and you’ll love just how good it’s going to feel in terms of the fact that you are livening up the space – literally. This is going to be a kitchen improvement without a doubt, so get together the right kind of look in terms of the plants that you want, and you’ll enjoy how it feels in terms of the personalization, too. Great for the whole family to join in on.
Cut the Clutter
Clutter kills any kind of kitchen wall decor, so make sure that when you’re putting together the right kind of look and feel for your spot, you are doing your part to keep the clutter to a minimum. This will help you make sure that you always have the best decor aspect in terms of keeping focus on all things good instead of bad.
This will be especially helpful if you’re looking at having company over! When it comes to shelves of any size, keep this decor-based only, and store your most-used pieces in your actual kitchen cupboards. That way the decor will be essentially effortless in terms of keeping it looking great.
Cute and rustic, this is the ideal way to repurpose something. We’ve talked before about repurposing old trivets or cutting boards, but this is repurposing old doorknobs and wood, whether you want to use old and worn driftwood or planks, or a more composed and put together pieces of wood. The choice is yours and you’ll be able to make it your own design when you look at using your own pieces to create the right kind of feel for the spot of choice.
When you are using these repurposed parts to hang pictures like in this example, you’ll see pretty quickly that it can always come together to look unique, classy, modern and shabby chic. This will give you the comfort and satisfaction in knowing that you’ll be in charge of creating the look, and no one else is going to be able to replicate it exactly. Fun and playful.
Form a Single Theme
However you choose to put together the different ideas that you’re seeing here, you have to remember that they should always come together to form a single theme. This means that you are going to focus on what you’re looking for before you start, when you creating, and afterwards too. You can see in this image that the idea was held tightly and it all comes together to convey the same “eat” message in a series of different ways.
This means that you’re going to be able to enjoy a well loved and perfectly designed space that is all about fun and creative ways to put the same theme together. You’ll be able to make sure that you always enjoy the professional kind of decor that is going to make your kitchen the one to beat. If you aren’t sure what to use as your theme, stay simple and go with “eat”, “love”, “gather”, “family”, or any other kind of word that you think of when you gather in your kitchen.
Whether you are someone who lives by kitchen rules, or you’re looking to just make sure that you put together the attitude of the kitchen, a board of rules (handmade or otherwise) is a great single piece of decor to put up. It shows that the kitchen is a welcome space, a warm space, and one where yo you spend a lot of time together as a family.
This is a great way to show off the space of choice so that you can always make sure that you are getting the right messages across, whatever those rules may be. This is a great thing to create with your loved ones, too. The more opinions the better.
Industrial Look and Feel
This example is adorable with its hard, edgy industrial appeal. The bare lights, the various old, multi-coloured cake and muffin tins…it creates a really memorable kind of fashion appeal that is really going to inspire you to have the best options available to you especially in the creation of this kind of look.
This industrial kitchen decor idea is great for when you want something entirely modern, and you can play it up with colours like this one, or you can go with more neutral tones like grey or black. There is a lot of ideas here and you can choose whichever one you want to dress up your space the best.
Last but not least, the decor option of playing with shadows and silhouettes. This kind of idea is fun, is full of customization in the shapes and designs, and you can even add your own message to it, whether you want to go with something as comical as the one in this example, or you’re more interested in the idea of something closer to the traditional ones that you’re accustomed to.
The point is to make it fun, design it with lots of freedom, and then put it in your place of choice, This can easily be changed up and modified later, too, if you want to. This goes with any colour scheme, and you’ll love it once you make it reflect your own ideas.
Why Decor Matters:
So, now that you’ve seen a series of decor options you’re probably back to the idea of wondering why it’s so important. The thing is, you spend a lot of time in the kitchen (whether you like to or not), and you need to make sure that it feels as comfortable as the rest of the house in terms of how it looks and feels. These decor options that you’re seeing are going to make sure that the room feels exactly how you want it to, and when you make each of these reflect your own personal style, this is going to be exactly what you want.
Maybe there were ideas here that you loved, maybe there were some that you didn’t like as much. Either way, that’s okay, but you have to remember that this is all about giving you ideas to build off of and make entirely your own. Your house – and your kitchen – should look the way that you want it to, a room that you are proud to bring people into and show off.
The decor that you choose is going to tell the people that you are proud of your space, and that you want to show it off for that reason. These are great DIY options that you can tweak and change to suit the needs that you put forward as important when it comes to your options in terms of the ideas and options that you’ve got.
Your kitchen is a spot where you spend time with loved ones, create memories, enjoy baking and entertaining, etc. Help make it as great a space as possible by focusing on the idea that you are putting together the right kind of welcome for your loved ones as well as yourself. When you put the right kind of work into your spot, you’ll be able to see that it’s as amazing as it is because you are focusing on the best kinds of ideas to make it all yours from the big details to the little details.
Even if you never thought of yourself as someone who has been in the kind of spot to be able to customize home decor, especially in something like your kitchen, understand that you have the incredible power to be able to make sure that you do have the kitchen of your dream in how it looks and feels, both.
This is perfect for creating the right kind of kitchen, no matter what idea out of the ones above, that you choose. Allow yourself the freedom to be able to see every part of your home come together.