Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Inexpensive Tips For Stylish Kitchen Decor

Is the look of your kitchen getting you down? While there are plenty of inexpensive ways to revitalize your kitchen. You don't necessarily have to replace the flooring, cabinets or countertops to improve the look of your kitchen. Decorating your kitchen can be as simple as displaying some knick knacks and novelties or slapping fresh paint on your walls and cabinets. You may be surprised to learn that you can often achieve impressive results with small changes.

A good place to start out is the walls of your kitchen - is it time for a fresh coat of paint? If so, will you use the same color or explore a new one? Before you make any quick decisions keep in mind that your existing furniture and cabinets need to blend in well with whatever new color you choose - otherwise you'll be committing further time and money to repaint them as well to match.

If you want to spruce up the look of your kitchen without repainting each wall, you can focus on smaller areas and still get impressive results. Try using wallpaper borders in complementary patterns and colors to blend in with your existing decor.

Wall stencils are another great idea that can really help make your kitchen stand out. You can choose a quote, phrase or mantra that is of significance to you and have a custom stencil that you peel out and apply directly to the wall.

Rather than replacing your cabinets entirely, you can often make what appear to be new with some selective attention to the cabinet doors. You can paint the front-facing doors and install new handles and hinges. Either one of these ideas can drastically improve the look of your kitchen with very little investment in time or money.

Then, finish off the appearance of your kitchen, or if only a slight change is wanted, you can look into getting new kitchen curtains and table linens. Altering the colors or fabrics can freshen up your kitchen just enough to update your kitchen without the hit to the wallet.

Try any of these inexpensive tips to improve your kitchen decor and enjoy the benefits of a new-look kitchen without the price tag.