Cabinets, countertops and backsplash are the elements that create the bones of a kitchen but it’s the decor that adds warmth and makes the room inviting. The right kitchen decor can make it feel more like a home, whether you are decorating your home to live in it or staging it to sell. In the kitchen, you want to keep the decor minimal and simple. Little things can add a lot of character. Keep the surfaces as open and clean as possible, so it is best to only have a few pieces of decor to give add a bit of charm without making it look too cluttered. Here are our five simple kitchen decor ideas.
Bowl of Fruit
Fill a pretty bowl, even just a simple glass or white one with real or fake fruit for a classic look. Choose one type of fruit as the one pop of colour makes more of an impact and looks more streamlined. Choose the type of fruit that best suits the colour scheme of your kitchen to assure it is cohesive.
Cutting boards can be used for more than just their given purpose. Place a wooden cutting board on its side and lean it up against the backsplash to add some texture to the space. You can then position another piece of decor in front of it, like cookbooks or a bowl of fruit to make it more interesting.
They are just as functional as they are stylish. They come in a variety of colours and sizes to suit your needs, choose a colour that will complement your kitchen. Stack them on their side with something on top of them, like a small plant or basket. Stand them upright with a kitchen-themed bookend, or even leave one open on a book holder for home staging. The possibilities are endless.
Real or fake, flowers are a great decorative accent to use anywhere in the home. Flowers add a touch of elegance and life to your decor. When home staging, it is recommended to stick with white flowers but occasionally opt for a colourful flower to add a pop of colour to the space. If you are decorating for yourself and not staging it, then choose whatever inspires you and is complementary to the rest of your decor.
Glass apothecary jars filled with something simple can be very effective. Popular fillings for a kitchen are beans, rice, pasta, or fruit, like limes or lemons. This will add some texture to a kitchen. To keep things understated, go with neutral fillings or use them as chance to incorporate a colourful accent.