Beautifying your kitchen goes beyond choosing your cabinets, countertops, or appliances. It’s about focusing on the functionality and aesthetical value of every element you add to your kitchen. Every subject in your kitchen should reflect your personal taste and a story you intend to tell through your kitchen. Remember, enriching your kitchen is all about putting in a little effort, creativity, and inventiveness. Make your kitchen the most beautiful space in your home through the following tips.
Flood Your Kitchen with More Natural Light
You may have to switch up a few things or do a full kitchen remodel to shed more natural light to illuminate your kitchen. If it’s possible, cut into an exterior wall and add a floor-to-ceiling window(s) or optimize your layout. If changing your layout or adding a window is not feasible, think of switching your cabinets and kitchen appliances to let in more natural light. For better kitchen remodel results, give a thought to getting a kitchen remodeling contractor to help you create a layout or design that lets in a ton of light into your kitchen.
Bring Elegance to Your Kitchen through Black and White Palette
The black-white palette is a classic choice. It is easy to decorate. You can opt for a subtle white with a tinge of black or a bold and dramatic theme by balancing out the black and white. The black and white theme looks spectacular in an open-plan kitchen. It comes in handy when you intend to blend your living and dining area with the kitchen. The white on a black backdrop or black on a white background makes your kitchen stand out. Work with your kitchen contractor to create a stunning black-white themed kitchen.
Make the Island a Statement Piece
You need to turn your island into more than a functional space. Turn it into a design piece by adding molding either on the surface or the corners of the island. Customize your island by changing or adding legs with unique angular patterns. If you plan on restaining or repainting the island, use a color that contrasts with the color on your cabinets to make the island stand out. Add a plant or a bouquet of flowers to the island.
Open shelves add character and functionality to your kitchen. You can use glass, metal, or wood to create stylish shelves. Think of your color palette as you choose the material and color for the shelves. You can never go wrong with neutrals. If you have a bubbly personality, add color to your shelves by putting bold-colored pieces on the shelves.
Art Up Your Kitchen
If your walls look dead and bland, hang an unconventional piece of art on your kitchen wall. Stay away from the to-go kitchen wall arts. Create a sophisticated mood by hanging deep and thoughtful art on your kitchen walls.
Illuminate the Kitchen
Complement the natural lighting in your kitchen with dazzling lighting pieces. A golden pendant against a white backdrop looks amazing. Go with a clear, rose gold, or white handblown glass pendant if you desire subtle pieces. Hang a quirky pendant light over the sink area. Make it functional and decorative. Go for a glass orb pendant if you don’t want to overpower your kitchen with lighting fixtures. Or perhaps you can opt for small but long pendants over the island. Contrast the drops with the kitchen wall color to make them stand out.
Add Greenery to Your Kitchen
Plants add charm and a homey feel to your kitchen. Match the pots and planters with other decor pieces in the kitchen. Position big and tall plants behind plain walls or corners. If you have limited space, go for small plants. Arrange the small plants in groups to add a unique flair to your kitchen. Use grow lights for the health and the nourishment of your plants.
Add a Runner
Runners add warmth to your kitchen. If your kitchen feels more of a workstation instead of an inviting space, a soft warm runner or rug will make the kitchen more inviting.
Switch the Standard Faucets to Quirky Faucets
Don’t forget the tiny element in your kitchen. Beautify your kitchen with quirky faucets. You are allowed to think outside the box when shopping for kitchen faucets.
Jazz Up Your Kitchen With Bold Colors
Paint a brighter color on the upper cabinets and a darker one on the lower cabinets. If you are artistic, go for a dramatic look by getting contrasting tones on your upper and lower cabinets.
There is no right or wrong when it comes to beautifying your kitchen. Just remember to balance and unify all the elements in your kitchen.