Kitchen Improvements Its Simpler Than You
So you want to improve your kitchen, but you
do not have the time, or an extensive budget for re-decorating.
Let?s say your furniture is still holding up, and it looks
fairly nice?so you?re not considering the purchase of a new set
of kitchen tables and chairs. But overall your kitchen seems
bland to you. Let us base our discussion on a hypothetical
You have a pinewood table and chairs set that
is in fairly good condition. There is a little blue tint in the
glass of the cabinets, but not really a blue kitchen motif.
Otherwise you have a bit of d?cor here and there, like a blue
cutting board for cooking and blue juice
So the first thing to do is to work with this
blue theme you?ve gotten started already. If you have a little
extra time, you can paint a blue-stencil boarder or put up a
nice wallpaper boarder just across the very top of your kitchen
walls. For example: dolphins are very popular and very stylish.
If a dolphin design suits your personal taste, a dolphin
wallpaper boarder or stencil may be perfect for
If you have even less time and you really
want to tie the blue theme together so that a guest of friends
and family who visit will see your kitchen and think: ?oh, a
blue motif,? then here are some more even simpler
Plant a few flowers (preferably with a bluish
hue) by the windows. Hanging plants are also nice for quick
kitchen improvements. Or you can purchase a dry floral
arrangement that has bluish hues to use as a centerpiece in
Any specifically chosen color of dishes in
your kitchen can bring out the colors around them. Thus, having
as much matching blue dinnerware is an essential yet simplistic
and inexpensive way to re-decorate without giving your kitchen
a full makeover.
If you have a decent table, but it looks
better with a table cloth, choose a blue table cloth that will
accentuate the rest of your kitchen d?cor nicely. Other kinds
of kitchen linens to buy are cloth napkins, placemats perhaps
(especially if your table and chairs still look good as new),
or curtains for your kitchen windows.
soap dispenser does more than just take up space beside the
sink. Lets say you go with the dolphin motif?you could purchase
a dolphin-shaped blue soap dispenser or a blue soap dispenser
with dolphin designs on it. Say you do not go with the dolphins
but you are sticking to the blue theme. A plain blue soap
dispenser will do just as well.
So you are starting to get the idea. Create a
theme with the little things, and you will find that they meld
together perfectly to give your kitchen the overall look you
want and can easily afford.
Clarke writes numerous articles for
websites on gardening, parenting,
fashion, and home decor. Her background
includes teaching and gardening. For more
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