Your kitchen is most likely where the majority of memories within your home are going to be made. It’s likely where most of them have already occurred. And as a result, this is an area of your home that needs to be highly decorated.

After all, it will be one of the main areas where both you and your family are going to be spending a large portion of their time. In order to accommodate this daily flow of traffic, you’ll definitely want to space things out in the most convenient way possible. With that being said, we are going to provide you with cost effective and simple kitchen décor ideas that anyone can apply in their home.

Kitchen Decorating 101

Keep in mind that there are four basic layouts that you can choose to have laid out for your kitchen:

  • A “Gallery-Shape” theme that has appliances that are sitting on opposite sides of one another. 
  • The “L-Shape” theme is designed to provide your kitchen with three essential elements that are all lined up one after another (fridge, stove, and sink). 
  • The “U-Shaped” theme has elements that are located on three separate walls. 
  • The “G-Shape” theme is designed to add a fourth wall to your room so that you can have more space in your kitchen for guests and additional appliances if needed. 

Before you partake in any one of these, it is essential that you understand them all. You should have a clear idea about what you’re looking for in your head before you decide to invest in any of the above themes that we just discussed.

Picking Colors for Your Kitchen

Adding the right color to your kitchen can take you a long way in regards to kitchen décor. The perfect color can capture a feeling and provide a certain mood in this area of your home. Keep in mind that more modern looks for kitchens tend to have very clean colors such as black or white and don’t tend to get too fancy in the design department. They usually have silver appliances and most of their panels are custom built very minimally.

When you are searching for items to place within your kitchen, make sure that you measure out the area beforehand. This will provide you with an exact approximation of exactly what you’ll need and what size it needs to be. For example, does your kitchen have enough space for a folding chair? How large an island would you need to purchase in order to take up the perfect amount of room within your kitchen? These are all questions that you should be asking on a regular basis.


All in all, kitchen décor is really as simple or as hard as people make it out to be. If you aren’t really sure where to proceed then there are a variety of books and online resources that you could use to get you started. Once you have an idea, see if it fits within your budget before moving forward with it.

The kitchen of your home is typically the hub of daily activity. As a result, you need to create a comfortable and welcoming environment that will beckon both your family and guests to come in, sit down and stay a while. A great way to create this ambiance is with the kitchen decorations you use in the space. No matter if your tastes are modern and chic or vintage with a splash of cottage charm, there are decorations that can complement the style that you wish to exude.

As you begin decorating your kitchen it is essential you tackle one task at a time. If you try to do everything at once you may become overwhelmed, causing major delays in the decorating process. The first step in any decorating project is to decide on a central theme that the entire space will be based on. Once you have made this decision you can begin choosing the decorations that will help to create a cohesive look in your kitchen. 

If you decide to paint the walls or cabinets keep in mind these tips:
  • White (or other light colors) can help a small kitchen appear larger
  • Dark colors are the perfect option for accent walls or fixtures that you want to "blend" into the space
  • Always prime the surface to ensure optimum coverage of the color you choose

The paint you add to the kitchen will help you to create that warm and welcoming feeling that you are striving for.

If you are decorating your kitchen on a budget you may not have the funds to completely replace the major appliances in the space. Instead, try changing the hardware on the cabinets and adding new tablecloths and place mats to the space.

You can also change the decorations as the seasons change. For example, purchase seasonal flowers, which are easily changed and update the decor with upcoming holidays or to mimic the colors of the season. For example, you can use brown, orange, red and gold in the fall and opt for lighter colors in the spring, such as pale blue, pink and yellow. The key to being able to do this is using a neutral palate in the rest of the room.

The decorations you choose for your kitchen should not only help create a welcoming feel for the room but also express your personal taste and style. You are sure to spend many hours cooking, talking and living in this space, therefore it should be comfortable to stay in for long periods of time. There is no limit to the looks you can create by adding custom pieces to the space as well. From paintings to sculptures and vintage pots and pans, the items you hang on the wall will create conversation pieces in the space. You are only limited by your imagination and creativity when it comes to kitchen decorations. Cut loose and let your creative eye take over to make a space that will be refuge for late night talks, tears and triumphs.