Are you tired of your kitchen and want to renew it, but don’t want to spend a lot of money on it?
Well, keep calm. Decorating a kitchen can often feel boring, time-consuming and expensive. Fortunately, there are many things you can do, without sacrificing a fortune, that gives your kitchen a lift and makes it feel new and fresh.
Working with open shelves is super-trendy right now. Either you put up the shelf on the wall or you use a floor shelf like me. My shelf comes from Ikea and it’s called “Hyllis”, it works perfectly in the kitchen. The porcelain colors look beautiful and are really eye-catching. If you have some exclusive porcelain you still don’t wanna hide it in the bottom of your shelves, right?
REPLACE YOUR KITCHEN DETAILS
If you don’t want to spend money on a major renovation, there are many small details you can look over. Start by replacing the knobs and handles on the kitchen hatches. Replacing mixers, painting the tile with tile color and replacing the kitchen towels can also give your kitchen a big boost.
FRESH HERBS AND PLANTS
Go out and buy some fresh herbs and green plants and place in the kitchen. Greens can really lift any room, and make it feel fresh. Fresh herbs smell wonderful, and you can also use it in your cooking. Basil, coriander, and mint are my favorites. A nice bowl of fresh fruit also makes the kitchen feel inviting and homely.
Many kitchens have a very cold light that can make it feel uninviting. If possible, replace the lights on the ceiling with some warmer light-sources. Place some candles here and there to get the same cozy feeling as the rest of your home.
CREATE A CHALKBOARD
A great tip is to fix your own chalkboard. If you have a dull corner in the kitchen, you can paint with chalk paint to get the same function as a chalkboard, where you can write with chalk-pens. If you have children, this is a very popular way to use their creativity. If you don’t have children, it can be a good place for to-do-lists, shopping-lists or weekly menus. It’s a really fun and personal element in your kitchen.