By Lee Dobbins
Just like a nice outfit, your kitchen can benefit from
accessories! If you are thinking about redecorating but donít
have a lot of dough to put into your kitchen, try simply
some accessories in a matching theme or color and see how it
transforms the room!
Now before you rush out to the store, you should probably
decide what sort of theme you are going for. Do you want the
look of old Italy? How about a cottage theme? Why not try a
country style kitchen? You will want to buy different
accessories depending on the theme you choose.
If you canít quite put your finger on exactly what you want,
look in magazines and decorating books or surf the internet to
get a flavor of the accessories you would like to see in your
kitchen. Once you have found a style you like, you can
accessories close to those you see in the magazine or book.
Color choices, of course, should compliment the main color in
Sometimes, you can just rearrange the accessories you already
have to create a whole different look. It is recommended to
group your accessories in odd numbers rather than even
Different heights and textures are also attractive.
Hanging artwork or decorative plates, trays or other wall art
in your kitchen can really add to the ambiance, but did you
know that most people do not know how to hang wall dťcor
properly? The rule of thumb is that a picture of piece of wall
decor should be hung so that the middle of the piece is at eye
level. Art work should be placed no more than seven to ten
inches above a table. Grouping wall decor in geometric shapes
such as rectangles, triangles or circles adds interest.
Bakers racks or open cupboards are too cluttered in most
kitchens. If you are using it to store cookbooks, vary the
heights of books with the tallest in the middle and avoid
putting small books next to tall books. Removing the dust
covers can often make the books look more appealing. You can
also decorate the shelves with candles, family pictures, fancy
bowls, baskets or pantry boxies in odd number groupings of 1,
or 5 pieces. Place a plant on the top shelf for balance.
Certain accessories can give your kitchen a gourmet feel.
Hanging copper pots and pans from a wire rack attached to the
ceiling can add warmth and color. Don't be afraid to hang
plants from any bare ceiling corner to give a lived in feeling
to a plain kitchen. Growing herbs in a decorative container on
the windowsill can be a great way to add interest and improve
your cooking. Accessorize your counter tops with canisters or
cooking utensils. A large bowl of fruit on the kitchen table
can be fresh or artificial.
Once you have decided on the look you want, donít feel like
have to run out and buy everything that day. Take your time
shop around for those perfect pieces. Try antique stores,
consignment shops or flea markets for ideas. Accessories can
make or break the look of your kitchen so be creative and
About The Author: Lee Dobbins writes for
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