Kitchen decor can be an essential part of focusing in on your kitchen's style. It's an opportunity to add in your personal style, meaningful displays, and create a space that you love cooking in.
What Kitchen Decor Styles Should I Choose?
Farmhouse/Coastal- Farmhouse and coastal kitchens both create light and airy spaces that use neutral colors for their bases. While farmhouse style tends to work with a lot of black and white with the cabinets, backsplash, and other areas, coastal kitchen decor includes more cream, blue, and green. For decoration, wall art that specifically connects to the kitchen is appropriate. With farmhouse decor, you often see imagery of eggs, chicken, and milk bottles. Quotes in the artwork are also commonplace and can be seen not only on the walls, but also in kitchen decor accessories that you can keep on the counter or kitchen island as decor.
Country/Rustic- Country and rustic kitchens also try to create welcoming spaces, but they focus more on coziness than being light. Wood is incorporated a lot with the cabinets and accents, but other colors appear as well. Country in particular can go for reds and yellows, or if you're going for more of a French country style, blues and soft yellows are more prevalent. Rustic kitchens often include green to harken back to the forests and wilderness.
Modern- Modern kitchens are appealing to people who like simplicity and uncluttered spaces. Black and white are common colors that are often paired with light wood tones. Accents in modern kitchens tend to include plants, lights that serve both decoratively and functionally, and rugs.
What Accessories Should Every Kitchen Have?
These ideas for kitchen decor accessories fit into every design style and are customizable to fit into whatever style you're creating.
Decorative cutting boards: These tend to add warm wood tones and texture to any kitchen.
Plants: Green plants are great at adding in color any time of year, but with country and farmhouse style, they're also an opportunity to add in muted blues, yellows, and other colors based on the season.
Rugs: The cabinets and other details on the walls create visual interest there, so it makes sense to add in some beauty on the floor as well. Runners can fit well in front of a kitchen sink or to lead people into the kitchen from another area. If a runner doesn't fit, you can always use smaller 2x3 or 3x5 rugs to highlight your style and give you a soft surface to walk on.
Dish Towels: Functionally, dish towels are essential, so adding in towels that fit your style is a no brainer for creating the mood.
Wall Art: Hanging wall art helps maintain visual interest at upper cabinet height so that your eye always sees something beautiful at eye level.
Miniature Art & Knick Knacks: Modern style doesn't include as many small decorative elements, but the others include smaller items of visual interest on countertops, islands, and open shelving.
What Colors Should I Add To My Kitchen?
The colors vary depending on the tone you want to create, but neutrals are commonly used as base tones. Otherwise, you can always do upper cabinets in one color scheme and the bottom cabinets in another. Turquoise and navy blue are popular choices. As for accent colors, those can be just about any color you want based on the mood you want.
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