Kitchen Accessories

by Brooke Tolman
(last updated October 24, 2014)

Kitchens are a great place to play around with color and designs and get a little creative in your decorating. Add splashes of color to an otherwise dull kitchen with towels or dishware. Decorate with flowers to make your kitchen a little more warm and inviting, or use sharp colors to make it a bit sleeker.

If you want a more modern look for your kitchen, things such as barstools and stainless steel appliances can help do that. Combine that with white or black dishes and other such details in your kitchen, to keep it simple and smooth looking. Vases can do wonders for your kitchen. Buy a variety of sizes and place them on your shelves to really make an impression. You could put them above your kitchen cabinets for a focal point that draws the eye up when you enter the room.

If you want your kitchen to remind you of your grandma's kitchen, go for a more antique look. Pie safes are something people can buy from a thrift shop to help do that. When placed up against a wall, it creates an attractive and unusual kitchen accessory. Vintage chalkboards can create an ideal space to write down recipes or notes to other family members or roommates.

Add some color to your kitchen by accessorizing with fruit. Fill a basket or a jar with some peaches or oranges to make your kitchen pop. Use colorful towels to hang by your sink or stove. Stripes and polka dots will add color easily to a neutral kitchen. To go along with the antique looking kitchen, hang old colorful aprons on hooks. Don't worry if they are old and tattered, it'll just help enhance the vintage look.

Shelves are a great accessory for a kitchen. You can give your kitchen a more even and put together feel by hanging shelves evenly about your kitchen, or stagger them to give your kitchen a more fun look. Display dishes or flowers on them to help decorate your kitchen. Frame artwork or hang clocks on the wall to create height in your kitchen without sacrificing space.

Before bringing accessories into your kitchen, decide on a design or a motif you want to follow. The last thing you want is a cluttered kitchen.

Author Bio

Brooke Tolman

Brooke is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science. She currently resides in Seattle where she works as a freelance data analyst and personal trainer. She hopes to spend her life camping and traveling the world. ...

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