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Kitchen decorating ideas

Amid the congestion of the fridge and the stove, table and chairs, and hardworking countertops, kitchens usually have little space for decorative touches.

Still, you can add character to this functional room by using the treasures you probably already have in your home.

These decorating ideas can help.

creating a cozier kitchen.

  • For a homey touch, arrange cooking utensils in a decorative ceramic vase rather than a plastic holder.
  • Stash the sponge and scrubber in a small painted pot instead of leaving them strewn haphazardly on the countertop.
  • Hang bright dish towels from the refrigerator or oven handle to add a splash of color to the room. Such little pick-me-ups can pack a big design punch.
  • Freshen up the kitchen by placing baskets, bowls, or other decorative containers on a windowsill or countertop near the sink, or atop your breakfast table or fridge.
  • Fill them with seasonal accents: gourds in autumn, chestnuts in winter, bright lemons in spring, limes in summer.

Of course, fresh flowers can perk up the room any time of year. Even a bird feeder outside the window lends life and color.

quick redecorating fixes.

Is your kitchen on the plain side? For a quick fix, replace your humdrum cabinet and drawer handles with chrome or brass hardware or colorful plastic fittings.

Paint or stain the cabinets, or the entire room, in a bold new color. It's the quickest and cheapest of decorating ideas that will transform your kitchen - and should you decide you don't like it, you can easily change the color later. 

And speaking of quick changes, does your kitchen table seem to take over the room?

You should optimally have at least 3 feet (1m) of passageway between the table and the adjoining walls or appliances.

If your table is too large, replace it with a smaller one. What you'll lose in serving area you will gain in mealtime intimacy.

Visit the Clean Organized Home Store for kitchen decorating and organizing products and supplies to help add a decorative flair to your kitchen.



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Tara Aronson

Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.