You might want to breathe some life into your workday kitchen, but not know how. Take this quiz to discover how to breathe life into your kitchen.
If you're going to make improvements to your kitchen you should first decide on a motif. That way things will have a unified look.
The rustic charm of an Italian kitchen can give your home a pleasant, lived-in feel.
The Italian Countryside motif is known for its deep colors and soft light. Try red, orange, and brass.
Copper and brass, along with antique woods, are the hallmarks of an Italian kitchen.
Woven baskets are a tradition in Italy. The Italians use them to carry and protect fruit, meats, and even wine bottles.
The classic kitchen style uses candy colors and checker board patterns. Even pink will work with this theme.
Back in the day, kitchen furniture was made of chrome and vinyl. Think back to the malt shops of the 1950s, even of you've only seen them in the movies.
Posters, especially movie posters, used to be very popular kitchen decorations. Try framing a poster with a classic frame from Casablanca to add a touch of the silver screen to your new favorite room.
Enamel canisters are strong and inexpensive. Try finding ones that have already been labeled for sugar, salt, and flour.
If you're not interested in Italian or retro you might want to try a fruit theme. It's a bright, colorful theme that can be easily modified for the season.
There was a time when certain fruit were stored and sold in glass jars. If you can locate one of these jars it will really add something special to the kitchen.
By storing your oils in glass bottles you can enjoy their beauty as well as their flavor. There are even specially designed oil bottles with spouts for easy pouring.
These days you can find vacuum sealed plastic containers for pasta. Try finding multi-colored pasta to add some color and fun to your kitchen.
A small herb garden can be attached to your windowsill. It will not only look and smell great, but you can use the herbs when you cook.
A multi-purpose chair is both a chair and a short step ladder. You can find them in many furniture stores, but if you really want to have some fun you should try making one yourself.
Why replace a functional fridge? By covering your old fridge with wall paper you can hide its flaws.
By mounting your plate collection along a wall you can enjoy them daily, rather than let them collect dust in a cabinet.
You don't have to paint your cabinets in solid colors. Stripes or polka dots can add character to your kitchen.
You can decorate a section of your kitchen with a nicely painted pegboard. Pick one up at your local home improvements store.
Use stencils and paint to draw various designs onto your kitchen table and chairs. That way you can update your furniture without spending too much.