I’m handing my blog over to Kacey from The Drifter Collective today! She’s sharing some tips on how to add new life and style to one of the best rooms in the house– your kitchen!
Simple and Fun Decorative Touches to Add Style to Your Kitchen
The way to the heart is through the stomach, they say, and much of your time is spent in the kitchen making meals and memories. Whether hosting a dinner party or reading a book with coffee, someone is bound to be in the kitchen.
Over time, your kitchen will see a lot of use and wear and tear. It’s not always feasible to do a complete kitchen remodel and replace outdated appliances and features. However, there are simple changes easily made to refresh your kitchen’s aesthetic:
- Switch Out Kitchen Knobs and Handles
Replace your kitchen knobs for an instant kitchen face-lift. Mix and match creative knobs or update your existing handles to brass or stainless steel.
There are different knobs and handles for every taste, from simple to ornate, and are easy to DIY yourself. Metals, such as brass or steel, will prove more durable over time and add a modern look. Crystal knobs add elegance. Color knobs contribute a fun and funky feel.
- Replace Hinges
Hinge replacement isn’t the first thing you think of when it comes to kitchen updates, but it’s an overlooked necessity that’ll stop annoying cabinet squeaking stat. Many hinges are made of plastic and prone to breaking and discoloration over time.
Think of how many times you open, close and slam your kitchen cabinets. A simple hinge replacement will help make your cabinets look new again. Choose a sturdy metal, such as a solid brass, to modernize your cabinets.
- Ditch the Cabinet Doors
Too lazy to change the knobs or replace hinges? Then ditch the cabinet doors. Open cabinet shelving creates a more inviting look for a modern and minimalist kitchen.
If your kitchen is prone to cluttering, open spaces will encourage you to keep your cabinets organized. It’s also easier to find what you need and make your grocery list.
- Include a Built-In Wine Rack
Just as built-in bookshelves add an intellectual, old world charm, so does a built-in wine rack. If you have minimal counter space and are nervous about a standing wire rack tipping over, you need to install a built-in wine rack. Some racks install right under your kitchen cabinets, with slide out trays for wine bottles.
Perfect for the aficionado who wants to keep their wine cellar preserved, a built-in wire rack is the next best thing to help store wine in prime condition.
- Create an Accent Wall
You don’t have to repaint your entire kitchen for it to feel new again. Pick a wall and paint it any color of your choice to create an accent wall, such as a bold yellow or blue.
Where your kitchen walls are white elsewhere, use stencils to create a lace or geometric effect in various shades of gray and off-white. If you don’t fancy another painting job, use old pallets to create an accent wall and refinish it to your liking.
- Build a Test Tube Spice Rack
Do you love herbs and spices? If you regularly pace back and forth between the cabinet you use for spices and everywhere else in your kitchen, you need a better solution – build a test tube spice rack.
The test tubes store your spices and are secured with a cork. Lined across the wall near the stove or your prep station, your spices are easily accessible. This is a fun idea for anyone that feels a bit like a mad scientist in the kitchen.
When it comes to updating your kitchen, you don’t have to do a whole remodel or switch out appliances to make the room feel new again. Small changes, such as replacing hinges or knobs, may feel pointless, but those little alternations go a long way to adding style to your kitchen.
Instead of painting all the walls, pick one and create an accent wall. Sometimes, it’s in what you remove from the kitchen, such as removing cabinet doors. Create a test tube spice rack or other fun DIY project to add an eclectic, yet functional, touch. Simple and fun decorative touches revitalize your kitchen and enhance the mood in one of the rooms you spend most of your life in.
Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.