Kitchen decor is almost as important as the rest of your house. Naturally we see things at eye-level first, and then one of the biggest noticeable differences you can make is to redecorate your kitchen cabinets. Most kitchen decorating projects are usually put on the kitchen appliances, counter tops, and cooking implements. But the walls are also where you really can create a large impact, with an easy DIY job. You can change the entire look of the room simply by adding new kitchen cabinet knobs.
Here are some kitchen decor items that will go well with the current theme you’ve chosen. If your kitchen has a lot of stainless steel appliances, then you’ll want to go for a more “rustic” look with the colors. This is easily accomplished by painting one or two walls (or both) a rich, deep, caramel color. It’s a great contrast to the bright, shiny metal surfaces. For a more tropical look to use lighter, green paint, but remember to add contrasting elements such as black or red paper and bamboo shades. Adding greenery to the kitchen will help add some natural texture as well.
If you have old vintage signs and cabinet doors, why not use them to decorate? Some great ideas include replacing the door handles with period replicas, adding stencils to cabinet knobs, or creating shelving from knobs, handles, drawers, or even letters. These vintage decor items come up really handy when you have an open floor plan or your kitchen counters are exposed. A great idea is to create a vintage barn door in the kitchen that is attached to a wall. You could also just add a vintage doorknob on every single entryway door.
Another option to add a rustic farmhouse style atmosphere to your kitchen is to add a wall of windows or a window grille. This works great if your main entrance is also a door, or if it’s an uninteresting part of the house. The colorful scheme will contrast nicely with your painted kitchen floors and cabinets, giving your room the appearance of an old-fashioned farmhouse. Adding trellises or small wooden planters filled with herbs or flowers will give you the feeling of being in a peaceful, charming area.
For an authentic look that brings a barnyard to life, try using old-fashioned signs with barn-themed hardware. You can purchase signs that are sold in boxes that hold 50 or more. You can paint the boxes to match your kitchen cabinets, paint the letters on the boxes to match your kitchen hardware, or you can display a sign that says, “Merry Christmas,” or “Congratulations!” Adding a wreath to a kitchen door or a floral accent to a kitchen cabinet is also another way to create a farmhouse kitchen decor style.
Using metal sign holders that are either painted or coated with enamel is a great way to bring life to a dull kitchen. Metal sign holders made from wrought iron are available in many different finishes and colors, so there’s bound to be one that fits your kitchen decor perfectly. If you’re looking for a unique look that isn’t quite as traditional, consider painting a simple metal sign holder, such as a round metal plate with painted accents, gold for Christmas, green for Mardi Gras, or red for thanksgiving. You could also coat a metal sign holder with an enamel coating to mimic the look of soapstone or ceramic tile. For a real, authentic look, think about grouting over the edges of a kitchen cabinet door, or adding a border of soapstone to your kitchen backsplash.
If your kitchen cabinetry is painted a neutral color, you might consider using vintage farmhouse kitchen island accessories. This is a great idea for people who don’t want to go all out on bold, bright colors, but still want a little bit of greenery. Many people opt for a brightly colored coordinated kitchen island that’s decorated with a few plant stand or small statues. If you don’t have much greenery, a colorful plant pot will liven up even a barren kitchen island. Try to find ones that match or coordinate well with your current decor.
No matter what type of decor you prefer, there’s sure to be a decorative item or accessory that will make your kitchen look fantastic. Whether you’re looking for something that’s bright and cheerful, or have a themed kitchen island, you’ll find plenty of kitchen decor ideas that are perfect for your kitchen remodel. If you’re trying to find a particular theme or look, don’t feel limited by what’s already available in your kitchen. You can find just the thing to add that special touch to your kitchen decor.