The kitchen is the heart and soul of the home. We all have wonderful memories spending time in this sacred space, doing everything from baking cookies with mom to gathering the whole family together for the holidays. While these memories can never be replaced, it’s okay to change up the look of your kitchen from time to time to continue providing a warm and inviting space to family members and guests. Here are a few simple suggestions for redesigning your kitchen that won’t break the bank or erase the fond memories made in this special room of the home.
Switch up your color scheme: Redesigning your kitchen doesn’t mean you have to repaint the entire room. Using the dominant colors that already exist in your kitchen, try adding an accent color to redefine the space. If your walls could use a fresh coat, consider using a neutral color that works well with the existing tones of your cabinets and countertops. Once this neutral color has been added to the room, you can add touches of color to your other kitchen décor to bring the room together.
Bring in new décor: Do you find yourself growing tired of your kitchen décor? Well, it may be time for a change. Try mixing things up with your kitchen accessories by implementing a bold new color that works well with the room’s color scheme. You can use this color for your soap dispenser, toaster, coffee mugs or even your salt and pepper shakers. By working with a single color, you’ll effectively set a tone for the entire room design.
Establish a focal point: As you redesign your kitchen, it’s important to establish a focal point. Doing this will give the room an identity, immediately attracting the attention of your loved ones and guests. By simply hanging a painting or family photo on a main wall, or directly behind the kitchen table, you can achieve this effect in your eating area. If you want your focal point to also make the space feel more open and less cluttered, consider adding a mirror directly behind the table opposite a window to reflect the outdoors.
Switch up your shelving: Design trends come and go, but one trend that has lasted in kitchen design is the transition from traditional cabinet space to open shelving. If eliminating your cabinets in favor of open shelving isn’t realistic, try adding a few open shelves to your kitchen for decorating purposes. Adding open shelves above your kitchen windows to place decorative bowls, plates and other collectables can add a nice touch to the room.
Take a look around your kitchen. If it looks like it could use a little pick-me-up, try these tips out to create a fresh new space. With just a little time and effort, you can spice things up and create an entirely different atmosphere in your kitchen.
For more CORT Corner: