A lot of people put off decorating their homes because they think that it will be an expensive and tedious process, and while it can be, it doesn’t have to be. There are a lot of simple things that you can do to your home décor to make a difference. They do range in price, but there is always a budget-friendly option. The kitchen is often seen as the heart of the home so starting with this room makes sense. So, take a look at all of the ideas you need to makeover your kitchen this year.
One of the easiest ways to make over your kitchen is to give it a fresh coat of paint. The colour of your kitchen can really affect how it feels. If you want to instil a sense of calm or make your kitchen more of a blank canvas, then you could go for neutrals. However, you might want to make an impact. So, then you might want to consider going for a brighter colour.
Cabinets & Cupboards
Another easy way to give your kitchen a new look is to revamp the cupboards and cabinets. You can repaint them and update the cabinet handles like the ones from Corston. Start by removing the old fixtures and sanding the cupboard doors. Prime them and then paint them. Once they are dry, you can add the new handles. If you are repainting the walls and the cupboards, it will make it seem like a new kitchen.
You can also use tiles or tile stickers to give your kitchen a new look. Most people have some form of tiling in their kitchens because there are a lot of spills and splatters in a kitchen, and tiles tend to be easier to clean. The tiles might be on a backsplash, the walls or the floor. Either way, you can really help to transform your kitchen by replacing the tiles. Or using tile stickers which provide the same impact but are far easier to install.
A lot of people today have a combined kitchen and dining room. And the table can be a great decorative tool. The table itself can help with the layout of the room; it shouldn’t be overpowering, but obviously, it also needs to be practical. You could choose to make the table a focal point within the kitchen. Think about how the table is lit and decorated. A table runner and a centrepiece can help to brighten up the kitchen, draw the eye and create more visual interest. Installing a statement light piece above the table draws the eye too.
Depending on the current light fixtures in your kitchen, you could choose to makeover your kitchen by changing out the light fixtures. Obviously, this won’t be possible if you have spotlights or other unchangeable light fixtures. You could swap out the lampshades or change the fixtures completely, which does sound daunting, but it is easier than it seems.
Consider Creating a Feature Wall
A feature wall can completely transform the look of your kitchen, and it pretty easy to do too. Usually, feature walls are traditionally achieved using wallpaper, but, in recent years, there has been a growing trend whereby paint is used to create patterns and shapes on the wall and in the end, it does have the same effect. Your feature wall is meant to be bold and make a statement, but it still needs to tie in with the rest of your décor, so try to choose colours that fit in with the accents that you already have.
Finally, including some houseplants, whether real or fake, allows you to incorporate some greenery into the room. It also introduces more texture too. There is a huge range of houseplants for you to choose from, which range in the level of care and maintenance that they need, so if you are a beginner, then you should easily be able to find a plant that you can keep alive. If you enjoy cooking, then you might want to keep some herbs on your windowsill; in addition to helping to brighten the room, it can also be handy to have fresh herbs for your cooking efforts too.
There are a lot of things that you can do to transform your kitchen cheaply and easily. Think about the budget that you have and your level of DIY knowledge and skill in order to come up with the best options for you. All of the tips listed above can be achieved pretty easily with a limited skill set. Remember to keep your design aesthetic in mind, you still need your kitchen to work with the rest of your home, so you should keep this in mind. Try to create a cohesive look that flows throughout the house.