Sweetheart Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker

For the women out there who have problems getting out of bed, here is a cute little clock that goes as far as shaking you to wake up. The Sweetheart Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker is heart-shaped and comes in pink color. It has a multi-colored display along with powerful vibrations guaranteed to wake up the heavy sleepers. A built-in temperature sensor protects the unit against overheating.

Great for dorm and shared rooms. Let the bed shaker wake you up instead of your alarm clock waking up everybody else!

Price: $49.00

Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator

Here is something for the wine sniffing lovers out there. Enjoy the sweet smell of wine and make it taste better while you are at it. Vinturi’s patent pending design speeds up this process by instantly aerating with ease and convenience. The perfect aeration in the time it takes to pour a glass of wine.

Mix the right amount of air and make sure that your wine doesn’t go to waste. The Vinturi Wine Aerator results are a better bouquet, enhanced flavor, and a smoother finish. Perfect aeration in the time it takes to pour a glass. When wine is poured in the vinturi, its design creates an increase in the wine’s velocity and a decrease in its pressure. This pressure difference draws in air, which is mixed with wine for perfect aeration.

Price: $25.00

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The Weather Alarm Clock Photo Frame not only wakes you up in time but also ensures that you are appropriately dressed to face the big bad world in the morning. Apart from functioning as a normal alarm clock, the frame comes equipped with a 16MB of internal memory for storing pictures and also features an built-in indoor/outdoor weather temperature station.

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If you are tired of the clichéd and looking for something interesting to adorn your bedroom, then do take a look at the Taco Bed. The contemporary and nature-inspired look of this bed will instantly draw attention and the fact that its eco-friendly makes it even better. You can use it outdoors or indoors.
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The LILLBERG Cushion Set Cover recently debuted on the IKEA US website. Retailing for a meager $20.00, the cover will give your chair a much-needed makeover. Designed by N Karlsson and A-C Sigrid Ståhlberg, the cover is 100 % cotton.
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It is perhaps best known as a Volcanic Ash piece of furniture. But knowing how creators are when it comes to providing unique and catchy names, here is a product of volcanic ashes. Volcanoes can spew out various elements and with the right touch and understanding, can be really made into formations that one would not see in the market today. The result includes new concepts such as this Tephra Formations upholstery which you can use for your couch or sofa.

Impressive looking and comfy to lie back on, this is one concept material and object that has class written all over it.

Gold Bullion Door Stopper

Normally, door stoppers come in rubber or wood. But while you are at it, why not take it to another level by making use of something heavy. Projecting something that should entice people who want to show off their millions (or something close to showing how rich they are) is the Gold Bullion Door Stopper.

Be careful though as this thing can really throw you off guard. It is not actually made of gold but because of its magnificent finish, people may think you are really that filthy rich or have been in and out of Fort Knox!

Price: £9.99

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Who doesn’t like using the laptop in the bed? More importantly who doesn’t end up with a back pain when using the laptop in the bed? If you like me also refuse to give up this bad habit, then this DIY will interest you. Learn how to make an ergonomically designed laptop stand for bed and the best part? It will only take you around 30 minutes!

Materials Needed:
-wood strip, .75 in x 1.75 in x 6 ft. Just about anything of the right size will do.
-hard board, MDF board, etc – I used MDF the first time due to the clean white melamine coating, but the plain hardboard looked better and seemed more durable.
-two knobs attached to screws/bolts
-two big washers
-two socket anchors
-2 very short wood screws (for the lip)
-4 medium wood screws (for the legs)
-4 small nails
-4 plastic checker pieces (optional)

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The SULTAN LAUKVIK slatted bed base is the latest addition to the ever-growing IKEA portfolio. Retailing on the American website for $200.00, the bed features 28 slats of layer-glued birch which is divided into 3 comfort zones to provide very precise body support. This one is all about technology as well since the bed comes equipped with an electric motor with remote control that adjusts the head section.

Product dimensions
Length: 74 3/8 ”
Width: 37 3/4 ”
Height: 9 7/8 ”
Mattress length: 74 3/8 ”
Mattress width: 37 3/4 “
Coolors Colored Refrigerators

At some point, your refrigerator may need a new paint job. Especially for the models that have been around for some time now, the normal impulse of people is to have them repainted in the primary color that they were in. But if you look around, why not try something different. Why not employ a unique and one of a kind design catered to your liking?

Coolors makes it possible. They can redesign any home furniture to any design you desire. For starters, here are cool refrigerator designs which can really show off your artistic nature. A wide variety of designs can be chosen or maybe perhaps something more appealing to your liking.

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The KARLSTAD Sofa bed slipcover is now available on the IKEA US website. Retailing for $149.00, this range of coordinated covers will make it easier to give your furniture a makeover. Made of 100% cotton, it has been designed by T Björklund of IKEA Sweden.

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The Twin Mates Bed 39″ from the Cosmos Collection by South Shore Furniture is available on Amazon for $174.99. The shaker style twin bed box will go with any decor and the 3 spacious pullout drawers with brushed nickel handle makes for nifty storage. The bed measures 76-1/4 inches long by 40-1/4 inches wide by 13-3/4 inches high and x is covered by a 5-year warranty on parts and materials. Like all South Shore Mate’s Beds, the weight capacity is 500 pounds.
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Designed by B. Fattorini for MDF Italia,this bed is plainly labeled the Aluminum Bed. The headboard and footboard can be set in reclining positions where the entire bed can also be adjusted to 15-50 degrees through five different settings. The aluminum frame comes in different colors like natural anodized, natural polished, white gloss, black gloss, red gloss, grey gloss and orange gloss.

You may notice the upholstery of the headboard. Though it may be ideal (or not) for some, it can be taken out according to your liking. Multiple options can be purchased if you want varying designs for the bed as long as you want to.

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If you love the idea of tea light lanterns but hate the idea of open flames and dripping wax, then this DIY is just for you. Learn how to convert a tea light lantern into a funky little compact fluorescent lamp! Things you need:

Tools:
Hand Drill
1/8″ (or similar) drill bit
Sheet Metal Step Bit (or a 7/16″ drill bit)

Materials:
Tea Light Lantern (I am using a “Roterra” from IKEA)
C7 Compact Fluorescent bulb (I am using an E12 “Sparsam” from IKEA)
Chandelier Bulb Socket
Lamp Hardware Kit
Rotary Thumb Switch
Electrical Cord

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The Deco Platform Bed seems like the perfect amalgamation of style and functionality. Sleek and stylish, this low profile bed is composed of sustainable solid wood with birch veneer. However the highlight of the bed is no doubt its polyblend-upholstered headboard. This bed is available in Queen, California King, and Eastern King sizes and we think it can complement any home décor. Buy it from inmod.

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A staircase as an element of art is an amazing thing, and these decorative staircase design ideas from Edilco are nothing short of spectacular! These contemporary staircases offer an unusual juxtaposition of opposites in their combination of cold cement and metal with warm wood, resulting in a wonderful complementary look. From the simple spiral staircase with wood treads, to modern riser-free designs and grand staircases adorned with decorative graphics, this tasteful collection ranges from Zen, to classic contemporary and totally avant-garde, with a style to suit every preference. These staircase design ideas will fill you with inspiration for your own home. Take your classic staircase design from ordinary to extraordinary, and make a style statement that’s as individual as you are. For endless design options, check out these staircase pictures from Edilco

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Choosing countertops for the kitchen can be an overwhelming and often confusing experience; not much can impact the tone of the kitchen like kitchen countertops - simply by the sheer size of the area that they cover. So for those looking to set a particular ambience in the kitchen and further a specific design, choosing appropriate countertops can be extremely important.

Fortunately, kitchen countertops come in a variety of styles, colors, and materials; narrowing down the choices comes down to style, personality, and budget guidelines. Silestone countertops have become especially popular as of late - homeowners choosing them for their timeless beauty and natural strength.

Made from quartz, silestone countertops are resilient and easily maintained. Its properties have elevated it to enormous popularity as more and more users have discovered its alluring combination of strength and beauty. Quartz itself is durable and scratch resistant and lends itself well to use in a variety of household functions. So it's no wonder that its use in countertops is so prevalent.

Some of the advantages of silestone countertops are its consistency – its colors are much easier to pick from samples – and its easy maintenance. Not only is it resistant to scratches, but stains, heat, mold, and mildew as well. But most importantly, the natural quartz that exists in silestone provides depth, clarity, and radiance, as well as a cool, unyielding feel that can only be found in natural stone.

As such, silestone is ideally suited for kitchens, island tops, and backsplashes, as well as a variety of other places; accessories can even be purchased such as knobs, switch plates, and silestone handles that will complement the kitchen surface.

Silestone countertops are constructed by professionals in the natural stone industry after which they are shipped to a variety of kitchen supply and home improvement stores around the world. You can either purchase a precut countertop that fits your kitchen’s specific measurements or work with a custom design shop to special order your countertops.

The material comes in nearly fifty color patterns and will easily complement virtually any style of kitchen decor. Use paint chips that represent your kitchen’s colors, as well as snapshots of the space to help you decide which particular color or pattern will work best for your needs.

When it comes to choosing your silestone countertops, work with a reputable retailer whom you can trust to give you the best materials at the best prices. Do some Internet research prior to purchasing so that you can be clear on the prices you can expect to pay.

Installation can often come at an expensive price - especially when it comes to silestone because of its weight - so look around to find dealers who will offer installation at an affordable price.

Most importantly, work with someone who understands the intricacies of silestone and will work to give you the most professional and beautiful outcome. When completed, silestone countertops can add texture, depth, and beauty to your kitchen and elevate your home’s decor from ordinary to exceptional.



Many people don't think too much about kitchen bar stools as decorative items, but they can definitely add some zip to your kitchen decor. In fact, bar stools come in so many decorative styles these days that no one should settle for a plain wooden stool.

And when you think of it, what's the first thing you see when you walk into your kitchen? Chances are you have a breakfast bar with an island and sitting right against it are your bar stools. Now if you have plain stools, you might not even notice them, but picture how inviting your kitchen would be with some really nice and decorative stools there instead?

Today, you can find kitchen bar stools to suit any style. If you have a modern kitchen , then you can get sleek stools in light or dark wood as well as chrome and aluminum. Is your kitchen country style? Then you might want painted stools or country style ones with a nice rush seat. If your kitchen has an interesting theme, then go in search of some of the metal kitchen stools that have a cutout on the back which compliments your theme.

Choosing a bar stool that compliments your kitchen can be fun, but you also need to be practical in your choices. If you spend a lot of time eating at your stools, then you want to be sure to pick ones with a wooden seat or with heavily scotch guarded fabric. The height of your stools is important too - if you choose ones that are either too tall or too short then they will not be comfortable.

Bar stools typically come anywhere between 17 and 31 inches in height and you want to pick ones that have between 10 and 13 inches of space between the top of the seat and the bottom of your kitchen counter. The best way to do this is to measure from the floor to the bottom of the counter, then when you are looking at chairs measure from the floor to the top of the seat of the chair and subtract that from the kitchen counter measurement - if the number is between 10 and 13 then you are in business!

So, to answer the question of whether kitchen bar stools can change the look of your kitchen, then answer is a definite yes! Bar stools, while providing a particular function can also be great decorative items so if you want to add a little punch to your kitchen decor, you might consider getting some great decorative bar stools.

When looking at interior decorating ideas for the kitchen most are based on us choosing the right colours and paying close attention to the little details. However, it is important to remember that the kitchen is like the heart of the home and is where normally the family gathers and guests will come and sit with you. Thus when looking to redecorate the interior of your kitchen it should be carried out so that it is comfortable, friendly and yet practical.

One of the more popular kinds of interior kitchen decorating is the Italian style, which combines both modern and traditional elements, so not only do you have the grace and elegance of a more modern kitchen but it sits easily with the charm and comfort of a Italian kitchen. Such a room is a place where people will gather not only to prepare and eat food, but just to be together.

As with any kitchen trend the first thing you will need to concentrate on is color. With an Italian kitchen theme you will need to create a warm feel to the kitchen with the colors being used (white simply will not achieve this). By using such colors as warm orange, yellow, red or green you will soon find that the starkness has been removed and a warm comfortable inviting feeling has replaced it.

Also if you really are keen to use the Italian theme then why not make it more authentic by adding Italian style pictures and pottery in to the room in colors which accentuate the rest of the space. You can buy inexpensive Italian pieces in any home decor store. If you are really strapped for money, try shopping at yard sales and consignment stores - sometimes you can get a real nice piece for a couple of bucks!

As with any interior kitchen decoration you will need to look at the space you have available and remember that not every piece of available space in the room has to be filled. Certainly with a kitchen based on the Italian style of kitchen it is okay to leave some spaces untouched (empty), but it should still looked live in and not like a show house.

But at the end of the day it does not matter which kind of interior decorating style you go for in your kitchen the whole idea should be to ensure that the kitchen space available works for you whilst still managing to look great.
The kitchen is one of the most extensively used spaces of the house. The designing of this corner establishes a style statement for your personality. It is a kind of mirror image to your taste and preferences. Designing a kitchen in an innovative way is difficult task for the designer and for the owner also. Everyone wants a comfortable and well ventilated kitchen room for the convenient functioning. Many media channels like magazines, journals and TV channels have helped the designers and the house owners in designing the space in a new style.

All the propagated designs use the varied kitchen decorating styles. A simple change in the kitchen decoration can bring the whole new look to this small corner of the house. The designs are so varied in pattern and color combination that a minute change in the kitchen decoration can make the great difference to the working space; like changing the color of cabinet, walls, furniture and texture can make the great difference to the look.

The first step of kitchen decoration is the in-depth planning of each and every thing included in the space. A proper planning of the project can avoid major mistakes and make the functioning smooth. If you have a limited budget for the renovation work, then a redecoration plan can prove to be an economic alternative. The planning for re-decoration of kitchen focuses on giving an attractive look and practical functioning of the kitchen. A number of equipments are needed to be placed in the kitchen to make the cooking work convenient. Therefore, the correct placement of the equipments is needed to be decided in advance so that other things could also be arranged in the space. This will help you in making a proper utilization of every corner of the space.

The selection of correct design of the kitchen decoration can bring a great difference in the outlook and functioning of the kitchen. The combination of colors and arrangement of appliances is the basic need of the smooth working of the kitchen. Every person has different requirements and choice. The selection of each and every ingredient should be made considering the taste and preference of the user. However, budget also plays a major role in decision making. The smart kitchen is the only one which covers everything of utility under the planned budget.

The decision of kitchen decoration can generate the interest in working in the kitchen. Normally people get bored of the same thing; if continues for a long period. Therefore, a minor change in the environment can bring the interest back. It is also a cost effective way of establishing a new style statement for your house.

In these days large number of black marble and black granite are used in new buildings. Black granite is popular for kitchen because every women wants to use black granite countertops in kitchen top so kitchen looks different and neighbor women get surprise to see at first time visit and spray love word about kitchen decoration. Black granite is used mostly in kitchen for countertop. Granite countertop should be attractive so modern house wives suggest black granite countertop. Black marble tiles and black granite tiles are very popular since ancient times. Nowadays men and women are more interested in using these black marble tiles and black granite tiles for their home construction. Its trend in real estate industry including black marble and black granite tiles as well as interior decoration.

Most of popular stone products made of natural colored marble, granite and other natural stones, beings used these days in manufacture of modern homes are black marble staircase, black marble and black granite columns, black granite countertops, and black marble tiles that popularly used in flooring.

Black marble and black granite columns are being used widely in home construction. These columns give a different look to homes due to their attractive and vibrant look. At the matching time they make available durability due to their rough and tough nature. These black marble and black granite columns are more stable and resistive in nature to hazards than normal cemented columns. At first time you may think that using black marble tile or black granite tile columns are expensive but in real they are cost effective in long run. You don't have to worry about their natural colors and maintenance, as stones are naturally beautiful. You just have to maintain the lovely carving done on these marvelous pieces of black marbles.

One thing more that is getting on top in popularity is black granite. Now house wives are not only serious about the beautification of their living room and bedrooms, but also for all other portions of their homes including stairs, bathrooms, floor and rooftops. You can see use of white and black marble in stairs as well as staircases. Nowadays using different colored molded marble products in construction of set of steps are very common.

This is not the end of using black marble products yet. There are few parts where different marble and granite products are verdict. Like in kitchen countertops part one can't ignore the dominance of black marble and black granite counter tops.



The kitchen is a woman's territory, no doubt, but there are some men who can cook too. That said, a woman tends to imbue her personality in her kitchen, modeling it to suit her aesthetic tastes. Some prefer country or feminine themes, while others like to go modern or minimalist. Interior details and trends for the kitchen may have changed as the years pass but the fact remains that women still want their kitchen to reflect themselves.

Women think highly of how people see their kitchens, which sometimes drives women to be meticulous in giving their kitchen a certain feel with the use of appliances paired with themed decorations, kitchen wallpapers, wallpaper borders, and whatnot.


Most women today still go for kitchens that radiate the classic yet cozy country atmosphere. Wallpaper that possesses the warm countryside vibe includes toile wallpaper and borders that display fruit and vegetable patterns. Images like apples in a box or baskets, grapes and berries, and green vines are great options for country wallpaper border. Other great country-inspired wallpaper border designs have images of farm animals, bottles and jars, herbs, teacups, silver and cooking ware, and various fruits and vegetables.

Another wallpaper trend that best fits the kitchen are toile wallpaper designs with Vintage, French, and Victorian themes. Vintage wallpaper borders that show scenes from the olden days provide your kitchen with an antique look and feel. Checkered French wallpaper border with French recipes is also a pleasing choice for kitchen walls.

Modern kitchens meanwhile, require a taste of modernity. No other kitchen wallpaper displays modernity than the Harlequin. Harlequin kitchen wallpapers are the preferred choice by interior designers who remodel contemporary and sophisticated kitchens. It is very easy to manipulate Harlequin wallpapers to suit any theme as they can be custom-made. Brush strokes, medallions, leaves, circles, squares and abstract shapes are also great designs for contemporary, modern wallpaper.


A trend that has made some waves in interior design is faux finishing. While most faux finishes only appear in dens and living rooms, one can employ a faux finishing job on kitchen walls too. Though an actual faux finish painting may look good, kitchen wallpaper with faux finish details is also aesthetically pleasing. In addition, kitchen counters, table tops, cupboards, and other kitchen fixtures can be pasted with a faux finish detail to incorporate a similar theme. Faux designs that can enhance any kitchen are stucco and marbleized finishes.

Kitchen wallpaper is a great and inexpensive alternative to completely remodeling a kitchen. To make kitchen wallpaper and borders create the best of effects, it must go well with the other decorations, fixtures, and lights of the kitchen they are installed in. A harmonious synchrony among these decorative elements can give any kitchen a robust feel and a truly inviting atmosphere.


So many homeowners want to change the look of their kitchen without spending a lot of money. If you want to change the way your kitchen looks, you may look at the big picture, such as changing the cabinets, getting new appliances and getting new flooring. These are all ways that you can make your kitchen look more beautiful. However, there are other ways that you can create a comely kitchen that will welcome and invite your guests and your family members. Decorating your kitchen is much easier and easier on your wallet as well over extensive renovations. Here are some great ideas for decorating your kitchen to find an inexpensive way.

Using What you Have and Love:

Many professional decorators will tell you that in order to get a great kitchen, you should use things that you already own and the things that you love. If you take a quick look around your home, what do you surround yourself with? Do you love antiques and do you collect old china? Or perhaps you love bright colored Fiestaware. If you already own your grandmother's China or a set of colorful Fiestaware, then it is time to take these out of the boxes and use them to decorate your kitchen. When you use items you already have and use the things that you love in your decorating, you will enjoy your kitchen much more.

Personalize the Space:

Another way that you can decorate your kitchen to get the look that you want is to personalize your space. You can often have a great look in your home when you take photographs of your family and place them in nice frames. The kitchen is a perfect place to do this because you have plenty of counter space. Perhaps you need new dishes. What about visiting one of the local ceramic and pottery stores that will allow you to design your own dishes? This is also a great way that you can personalize your space to make it fit your unique needs and style.

Paint Covers it All:

You can use paint to your advantage when you are working on your new kitchen design. Learn how to apply textures and special effects with the paint and pick colors that will make your guests feel welcome. After all, paint is very cheap and you can cover over it when you need another change. It is a quick fix for any home décor.


The kitchen is the heart of the home and who hasn't spent hours in there sipping coffee with friends and family? So it should come as no surprise that one of the hot kitchen decorating trends of today is using coffee kitchen décor to perk up the look of this much used room.

When decorating with this theme you will find that your kitchen takes on a trendy but also comfortable appeal. Giving your kitchen the look of a popular café is one twist on this decorating method but you could also go with a vintage appeal and give it more of a diner look. Either way, this style of décor is sure to please.

The great thing about this style is that you can use basically any color scheme. This allows the homeowner to easily give their kitchen the aura of a coffee house without having to spend a lot of time and money on painting and refitting it with new appliances. However, if you do want to give your kitchen a fresh coat of paint, you might consider the color of café au lait - it's very popular and will go with any décor if you should tire of the coffee theme.

Finding coffee kitchen décor can be fun and today there are many options. First of all, you can find coffee themed items in most stores and online. Today, this trend is rather popular and you can find pot holders, kitchen towels and even curtains adorned with steaming mugs of coffee.

While all these items are great, I like to add a little unique flair to my decorating projects and what better way then to scour flea markets and antique shops for vintage coffee themed items. Here are some fun items that you can keep an eye out for that will add charm to your coffee themed kitchen:

- Vintage coffee house signs
- signs from coffee houses that show the menu or types of coffee
- Vintage sings for different brands of coffee
- Vintage coffee canisters
- Old coffee mills
- Plain white utilitarian coffee mugs and saucers just like you see in the old diners

You might also want to look for old tables from diners for your kitchen table or go with a more trendy café look by using a wrought iron table with a glass top or even one of the modern style tables at the furniture store which actually resemble the tables and chairs you see in trendy coffee houses today.

So, you see, using coffee kitchen décor in your home can be fun and you can even add unique appeal by finding one of a kind items that are reminiscent of the great coffee house days. With a little attention to detail, you're sure to put together a kitchen that reflects one of today's modern trends as well as a little bit of yesterday.


Kitchens are the heart of the home and it is important to have a beautiful and comfortable place to meet and greet as well as cook and serve meals. Including so many functions in one room can be difficult to design, but it is definitely doable. All you have to do is consider how to design your French style kitchen so that it complements your china dinnerware and your casual dinnerware. Once you have the basic style down and the color scheme then you will be much better off and more prepared to continue with your design plans. A good example for a French style kitchen is to have a plaque hand painted on tile with the word “kitchen” painted in French. This will add a unique flair to the kitchen and will look nice hanging on a wall. In addition, you can buy French antiques to decorate the kitchen with and really pull off the design scheme. Of course, if you can’t afford real antiques you can buy replicas or other French inspired items that do fir in your budget.

An interesting idea is to paint the walls of your kitchen a bright, cheery color that reflects the colors in your dinnerware. Then, find some old French dishes, prints, or antiques or some of all of the above that you can hang on the wall. This will reflect the French style and will certainly be a unique alternative compared to many other design options you have. Of course, if you don’t like that particular idea then you can go with different designs that will give you the kitchen of your dreams.

You could look up kitchen designs on French websites to see what is in style today and what the French are using to decorate their homes and kitchens. You can find special painting techniques and the like that will influence you to come up with a unique French design all your own to use in your kitchen. Just make sure that while you are designing your kitchen you make it elegant enough to complement your Waterford crystals. But, if you don’t have any Waterford crystals you can decide to buy some since they are a great investment or else you may design your kitchen in a more laid back fashion.


So what do you think is the kitchen décor style that is ruling the roost in the contemporary interior design firmament? Tuscan, Mexican, Southwestern or French country, most abstruse thinking footling amateurs like me would assume, rather fallaciously, I must add. But the fact of the matter is that there's one style that has made unimaginable leaps to the front line and has redefined sheer bucolic bliss.

Just in case you are delirious with anticipation to know more, it's the chic and charismatic homespun country charm of kitchen décor roosters and hens that walks away with the top honors. That means your inveterate tendency of cocking a snook at this décor is in mortal jeopardy.

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Abundant sunshine, fresh fruits and invigoratingly aromatic flowers form an inalienable part of the blissfully idyllic and delightful verdant vistas in the country. But it would be rather churlish to omit animals- cows, pigs, geese, roosters and hens that complete this awe-inspiring picture. The kitchen décor peopled with images of roosters and hens is the stuff that pastoral dreams are made of.

Truly Overwhelming!

That's what most people remark after sailing bravely into this relatively uncharted territory. But here's an easier way to creating that timeless appeal in your kitchen:

  • Ceramics clearly are the toast of this style. So rooster kitchen baskets, cookie jars, sun catchers, salt and pepper shakers, teapot table sets and oil cruet sets, among other charming collectibles ensure that there's plenty to crow about.
  • Canisters, plates, utensils, dinnerware, bread boxes and pitchers give you impeccable style and sophistication on a platter.
  • Skillfully crafted spice racks, pot holders, towel stands and napkin holders are sure to hold onlookers in rapt attention.
  • A handpainted rooster sink will ensure this décor's inexorable rise to the top.
  • Let you inanimate walls come alive with wall hook plagues, clocks and welcome signs
  • Figurines of roosters and hens in an eclectic set of materials- porcelain, metal and terracotta help the kitchen acquire a stronger cachet.

So jettison that ambivalence towards this truly refreshing style, and wake up every day to a completely new experience


Whenever there is a talk of kitchen, it is considered the most important part of house for women. So, the decoration and care of kitchen is as important as the other parts of home. As the question of decorating the kitchen arises, many of people seem to have taken a fancy to the modular kitchen of late. The modular kitchen set has now become a ubiquitous feature.

Modular kitchen is called because the modules are put together to form design of kitchen. The cabinets are designed according to the size, length and breathe of the kitchen. In addition, important accessories like chimneys, ventilators and sinks are inbuilt which in turn reduce the overhead complexities associated with establishing a kitchen.

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The merits of Modular Kitchen Designs lie in the fact that they make cooking a celebration. This is because subtle nuances of environmental psychology are taken into consideration while designing Modular Kitchens. That is the reason why the module kitchens are came under use very frequently.

Many Kitchen Décor and Renovation Experts conclude that Modular Kitchens have countless the boons. They are easy to dismantle and in case we have to move our residence, we can carry all the modules and modular kitchen cabinets in a box and install it our new kitchen.

We can purchase the modular kitchen cabbies according to our budget and keep on adding pieces later as and when possible. If you test this type of kitchen according to cleanliness point of view, to clean and maintenance of modular kitchen is very easy and also time saving. Whenever you have to make repairs in your kitchen or house you can dismantle that particular module and have it mended.

Modular Kitchens have changed the concept of kitchen in today's world as it has provided household women with a comfortable yet a classy space in which they can invest their quality time and space. As against the traditional concept of kitchen which required a lot of maintenance to prevent messiness, the emergence of modular kitchens have diminished those problems as they are easy to handle with full facilities and comfort which helps in making cooking a celebration.


Your kitchen is the room for family, friends, food and fun so you want to be sure it has a great design with big impact. Unfortunately, getting a small kitchen to look great can be challenging. Luckily, decorating a small kitchen can be easy with the numerous design ideas available today.

There are beautiful decorating themes which you can adopt in cozy rooms, although you should make sure to stick to the ones that play up the aspects of smaller spaces. A lot of clutter will make your kitchen appear tiny so avoid decorating with a lot of accessories and be sure you have adequate storage to put things away.

Determine the color palette for the kitchen with care for just the right colors could help make it look more spacious. You've perhaps been told that the lighter colors make a room appear less small and darker tones make it appear smaller, yet it's truly a bit more complex than that. You can forget about that bland white and make use of a monochromatic color palette, or choose colors that have equal intensity without fear of making the room feel smaller. You can use a mauve palette, or if you wish more color choose purple, blue and green that all give off the same tone and intensity. Add unique interest to the room by painting one wall an intense color which will cause it to appear further away, thus adding depth. One trick for making your room appear more spacious is to paint the walls a tone which tends to make them recede - grayish or blue gray hues are sharp for this. You should be able to get the same look with most of the cool hues - those that are in the purple, blue and green range.

When choosing furniture for your kitchen use pieces which are small. Using a small roll away island, as opposed to a big fixed one, will make all the difference in space, yet still allow extra counter space for food prep. All small scaled accessories and furniture might be monotonous and you might want to add charm by using interesting bigger pieces, so along with the small table and chairs, add into your design a large pot rack, it will also add unique appeal to the room.

Designing a room with a distinct decorating theme in mind could also help to make good use of the kitchens space. A sleek modern look can be better as this de-emphasizes clutter and is likely to accentuate space. Take time to pick a theme you love since this is the heart of your home.

Don't forget when you are decorating a small kitchen to research where you are placing the furniture and accessories. Even your kitchen could add to your well being when created with Feng Shui in mind. Put furniture away from any doorways, as you'd be surprised to learn how much straightforward access to and from a room will make it appear larger. If you can, steer the eye from the open doorway to a bigger piece like a and this can help divert the eye and create the feeling of a larger room.

Even if you haven't had your hand at decorating or design before decorating a small kitchen can be a snap. there are lots of techniques that you might employ into making even the tiniest of areas seem the equivalent to those in designer homes - it simply takes a little imagination.

Even with all the fast food restaurants today, most of your time is probably spent in the kitchen. Since this is the room you spend most of your life in, you would like to change the look every now and then.

Because of the high cost and large amount of time it takes, remodeling your kitchen is out of the question, so you have been checking out some home decorating ideas. You have finally come to the conclusion that decorating your kitchen yourself will be much easier and less expensive.

Whether you want a contemporary, modern or country kitchen, using the home decor tips below will allow you to choose the type you desire. Let's get started.

1. Search For Kitchen Decor Ideas

Scan through some home decor magazines or visit your local home centers for some great kitchen decorating ideas. Watch TV shows that give decorating tips or go online for some kitchen decor advice. You can also get some creative ideas by checking out other people's house decor.

2. Choosing Your Colors

There are many factors involved, such as the color of your cabinets, appliances and counter tops, when choosing colors for your kitchen decor. Some things to remember when choosing your colors are that brown earth tones will make your kitchen inviting, an intense red will make people hungry and black will make the room too warm because it absorbs heat.

The main thing is you want colors that you will enjoy since you will be spending most of your time in this room.

3. Personalize Your Kitchen Decor

Enjoy your kitchen more by decorating it with items you already own and love. Bring out that box of heirloom china you have had stashed away in the closet for years or the matched set of themed dishes and place them on your counter space.

Display meaningful items on hang shelves such as pictures of your children or grandchildren. Hang your favorite plants from the ceiling. You will be amazed how these items compliment your kitchen decor.

4. Repaint the Cabinets

Have you ever thought about all the abuse your kitchen cabinets get everyday? Just by repainting the cabinets, you will be amazed at the difference this makes in the appearance of your kitchen. Flat door cabinets with a baked-on finish are the easiest to clean and high-gloss finish paint on cabinets show dirt, but are easy to wipe-down.

Also, replacing the pulls and knobs on your kitchen cabinets will make them look like new.

5. Don't Forget the Wallpaper

You will find that kitchen wallpaper comes in many choices, but before making your choice, consider this home decor advice.

Choose a style that enhances your floor pattern, counter tops and cabinets. Big patterns should be used on walls with large areas of uninterrupted space. If you have small children, choose a bright color pattern that will hide fingerprints. Be sure to use washable wallpaper.

If you are not sure you want to wallpaper the entire kitchen, you can wallpaper just one wall or put up a border. Either way, your kitchen will have a brand new look.

6. Spruce Up Your Counter top

The choice of a kitchen counter top may be difficult because there are so many options available. Always consider your cabinets when looking for a new counter top.

The most popular and of course the most expensive is granite and the most affordable is laminate. Others are marble, ceramic tile, wood and stainless steel.

Choose the right counter top that suits your kitchen decor and remember to stay in your price range.

If you feel a little uneasy about taking on any of these projects, you can search the Internet and find step-by-step instructions. Now, enjoy your new and improved kitchen!

A redesigned kitchen can really refresh the entire home because it is centrally located in the house and is a popular gathering place for family members and guests. It's a room where a lot of time is spent, so it should be the most functional and stylish. This can be achieved with updates every few years to give it a refreshed, vibrant look.

When considering the purpose of your redesigned kitchen project, think beyond aesthetics to things that would make the area more in line with how it is currently being used. Perhaps you can gain more space by replacing an infrequently used kitchen table with a counter and stools. Or you might need to add an island to give you more counter space or an area for meal preparations. You might also find that rearranging major appliances improves work and traffic flow.

Considering redesigning your kitchen? If this is your plan, make sure that the update includes environmentally friendly elements. Choose your lighting and your appliances from products that have earned Energy Star rating. Hardwood flooring is also environmentally sustainable and you can also find counter top options made from green materials as well.

Whether your redesign kitchen plans call for a major remodel or a few updates, its helpful to use a 3D software planner to see what the finished room will look like with your desired changes. This tool is especially helpful when changing the traffic flow, reconfiguring appliances, remodeling cabinets, changing the color scheme, or introducing new lighting.

You do not have to spend a fortune when it comes to good redesign kitchen concepts. You might like to replace decorative handles on your drawers and cabinets -- this is a great, easy and cheap way to re-do your look. Just give cabinets and draws a quick repaint, or replace the faucet and knobs on your sink.

It is not that difficult to achieve a successful redesign kitchen project when you do it all yourself. If storage is an issue, you can hang a rack just for pots and pans, or you might want to put up special shelves just for all those spices and other additives. If you simply change the window treatments, you would be surprised at the different look achieved.

Clutter can be an enemy in any part of the house, but this is especially true in the kitchen. As part of your redesign kitchen project, you must address this issue first. How about putting a decorative basket for items that otherwise will find a home on the kitchen shelves and counter tops -- mail, keys etc.

Whilst most redesign kitchen projects involve some major element such as new cabinetry, new appliances, or an additional center island, you might just want to change some accents to complement your decor. For example, install a wine rack or a special window box for growing herbs.


There is a vast selection of kitchen window treatments out there for you to choose from and all you have to do is pick one. Easier said than done though, no? It is the huge selection that makes it so hard to pick only one! If only we had more than one kitchen! The trick to choosing the best kitchen window treatments is to think outside the box. There is no reason to stick yourself with the conventional and plain window treatments, go wild and try something new, you might just like it.

When you are choosing kitchen window treatments you do not have to take into consideration the same type so things that you do when choosing other window coverings. For example, you do not usually need to worry about privacy as much as you do for say the bedroom windows. No one is going to be getting changed in the kitchen. So you can afford to be creative and you can afford to be a little different with your selections. There are no rules when it comes to the kitchen windows so enjoy the selection process and use your imagination.

Here are some of the more creative and unique kitchen window treatments for you to consider:

Grass mat style kitchen window treatments

These are gorgeous and they bring a sense of the tropics right into your kitchen. These are colorful and intriguing to the eye. They match just about nay décor and wall color and they make the entire room feel fresh and comfortable. These can come with trim or no trim depending on the look you are going for and your budget. They generally pull straight up by a simple cord pull.

Wood kitchen window treatments

These interior wood shutters give a country styled appearance to your home and they can be painted in any color that you desire. You can buy them already painted or you can sand and paint or stain them yourself. You can also use distressing techniques to create a weathered, lived in appearance to pre-painted shutters. These window treatments can open to let all of the afternoon sun in or they can stay closed to give you some relief from said sun when you are washing the dishes and the sun is blinding you. These are versatile and gorgeous every time.


When designing a kitchen, most people focus tightly on organization and efficiency. While those truly are important considerations, don't forget to give your kitchen a personality as well as functionality. One classic kitchen decorating theme is the French country look.

A French country kitchen makes you feel as if you have just walked into a cottage in rural France. Such a kitchen reflects a joy of living and importance of family and friends. Whether you live in a high-rise urban condominium or a split-level in the suburbs, you can bring the warmth and beauty of the French countryside to your own kitchen. The combination of many small touches is what gives a French country kitchen its vibrant, romantic feel.

Color plays a major role in a French country kitchen. If you stepped into the kitchen of a French country cottage, you would probably find walls painted either a butter or mustard yellow, with cupboards painted cornflower blue or even salmon pink. Of course, you could choose to make your walls blue and use the lighter shades as accents.


In the country kitchens of France, natural light is part of the decor. Window dressings are often simple Roman shades. Fabric choices range from canvas to toile, solid to stripped or even prints of fruits, vegetables, or herbs. Speaking of herbs, one simple French country detail is the presence of lavender. Hang a bunch of dried lavender from a hook on the ceiling or the wall, or stand a clump in a wall vase, and you'll bring the scent of the French countryside into your kitchen.

Accessories for a French country kitchen are almost always functional. A tall terra cotta or copper vase serves as countertop storage for spatulas and other cooking utensils. Open, freestanding racks made of copper or wrought iron hold plants as well as placemats, napkins, and serving bowls. Ceramic trivets with rooster or herb designs can be displayed on walls when not in use on the table.

A plain, pine work table doubles as a place for family and friends to gather for meals or simply to socialize. Be sure to choose a size table that won't interrupt the traffic flow in your kitchen. If you have a very small galley style kitchen, you might want to skip this element. In the kitchen, the difference between cramped and cozy is enough to ruin any mood.

Since French country kitchens are small by nature, their owners make the best use of every possible space. Instead of traditional cabinets they often opt for vertical storage. Wrought iron ceiling racks keep frequently used pots and pans handy. Pot racks are very popular in kitchens around the world, and are therefore easy to find. In fact, you'll be surprised at the wide range of styles and sizes available. You can achieve the French country look even if your kitchen doesn't lend itself to an overhead pot rack. Strong hooks on the wall or on a solid core door will give save cabinet space and add to the country feel of your kitchen.

Home decorating is easier than you may think and the kitchen is the most popular room to start with. While there are many styles of kitchen décor, one of the most popular kitchen decorating ideas today is to decorate with the a retro style.

If you are going for a great mid century retro style like that of the 1960's or 70's, you want to stick with colors from that era like mod blues, oranges and browns. When you decide on your color palette, pick up some paint cards with your colors on them and carry them with you when you are shopping for furniture and accessories so that you will know everything will be a perfect match.

In the kitchen, you want to add vintage knick nacks, vintage dish towels and even vintage tables and chairs to really get a retro look. Luckily, you can still find items from this era at a reasonable price and, if you don't want to buy vintage stuff, there are a lot of new items being made in the retro style.

While kitchen decorating ideas often focus on the accessories, the flooring, windows and walls are also important to the design. For your windows, you might try using some vintage curtains right from the era you are decorating for. For wall décor, you can add atomic clocks and vintage artwork or try putting in some shelves and display a collection of retro items like salt and pepper shakers or maybe even old radios or cookie jars.

Lighting is an additional critical factor in any interior design. kitchens are better off with overhead lighting as well as task lighting. Look for lighting that is vintage with a funky look or in vintage styles and colors to compliment the retro kitchen look. Don't forget that you do a lot of work in the kitchen for preparing meals, so you want your lighting to be practical as well as decorative.

While you might not think about it much, flooring plays a critical role in your room style so adding area rugs to your retro home decorating theme kitchen can make the room look fantastic. What you should consider for your fun and funky look is shag or retro style rugs in retro colors - aqua, avacado, orange, brown etc.

The decorative accessories give your room an an interesting ambiance so think about enhancing your kitchen with things like a mod donut phone from the '70's, mid century kitchenware in those great colors, Dansk wooden accents, and op art pieces.

These kitchen decorating ideas can help you get a retro look in your kitchen and make it the coolest room in the house!

Just like a nice outfit, your kitchen can benefit from accessories! If you are thinking about redecorating but don’t have a lot of dough to put into your kitchen, try simply adding 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 can’t 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 purchase accessories close to those you see in the magazine or book. Color choices, of course, should compliment the main color in the room.

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 numbers. 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 décor 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, 3 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, don’t feel like you have to run out and buy everything that day. Take your time and 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 trust your instincts!


Is the look of your kitchen getting you down? While there are plenty of inexpensive ways to revitalize your kitchen. You don't necessarily have to replace the flooring, cabinets or countertops to improve the look of your kitchen. Decorating your kitchen can be as simple as displaying some knick knacks and novelties or slapping fresh paint on your walls and cabinets. You may be surprised to learn that you can often achieve impressive results with small changes.

A good place to start out is the walls of your kitchen - is it time for a fresh coat of paint? If so, will you use the same color or explore a new one? Before you make any quick decisions keep in mind that your existing furniture and cabinets need to blend in well with whatever new color you choose - otherwise you'll be committing further time and money to repaint them as well to match.

If you want to spruce up the look of your kitchen without repainting each wall, you can focus on smaller areas and still get impressive results. Try using wallpaper borders in complementary patterns and colors to blend in with your existing decor.

Wall stencils are another great idea that can really help make your kitchen stand out. You can choose a quote, phrase or mantra that is of significance to you and have a custom stencil that you peel out and apply directly to the wall.

Rather than replacing your cabinets entirely, you can often make what appear to be new with some selective attention to the cabinet doors. You can paint the front-facing doors and install new handles and hinges. Either one of these ideas can drastically improve the look of your kitchen with very little investment in time or money.

Then, finish off the appearance of your kitchen, or if only a slight change is wanted, you can look into getting new kitchen curtains and table linens. Altering the colors or fabrics can freshen up your kitchen just enough to update your kitchen without the hit to the wallet.

Try any of these inexpensive tips to improve your kitchen decor and enjoy the benefits of a new-look kitchen without the price tag.


For some of us, an Italian kitchen decoration theme is likely to add a traditional world charm into the kitchen. This will also make the kitchen a place to make the family members wait to sit. The Tuscan style, one of the Italian designs, effectively incorporates warm and pleasant Earth tones in addition to architectural accents and natural materials to provide a worn look to the kitchen. You, however, do not need to make an expensive purchase of antiques to have the Tuscan style appearance for your kitchen. There are a number of things that can be done to design and decorate your kitchen in a complete Italian style.

Color

You can make the use of rich golds, Earth and sea tones to mimic the colors of the Tuscan landscape for your kitchen. You can also positively influence the colors of your floors or walls by purchasing some new or old Majolica pottery. It is essential that you make the use of natural materials like slate, granite, stone or terracotta for your countertops and floorings, as that will maximize the Italian look you are looking for.

Lighting

As far as the lighting for your Italian theme-based kitchen is concerned, always go for the traditional world lightings and not for modern styles. You may also go for antique wrought iron lights and you can definitely include recessed lighting for the purpose of task lighting. It is essential to bring the right look for your Italian kitchen so that you can stay away from lights that are shiny in their nature, you may instead go with muted metal finished sticks.

Accessories

You must take some of your precious time to purchase real antiques from your local antique stores while making purchases for Italian theme-based accessories. You can also look for antique and painted old pottery bowls, Majolica wares and pitchers along with wooden bowls. You can also purchase the entire pottery set for your everyday usage. It is important that you must include several decorative jars that have garlic ropes, peppers or grape vines on them. You may also opt for lots of greenery, particularly herbs, to soften the look up.

We have offered you some of our ideas to meet your needs of an Italian kitchen decorative scheme. You can easily achieve the look by making purchases of new accessories by paying a visit to your local antique shop. You will very soon be the proud owner of a charming kitchen
Are you looking for some great ideas to renovate your kitchen but you are not getting ideas that fit your budget? Worry not, reading this article, you will get to know about some quick low cost decoration ideas for your kitchen.

Modifying Lighting Scheme

One of the quickest ways to bring a new life in kitchen is by modifying the existing lighting scheme. You need not always search for low cost cabinets, just a simple change in the lighting of the kitchen can give it a completely new look that too with ease. Try to install lights that illuminate the objects like countertops and storage areas of your kitchen.

Go For Painted Wood

You can renovate your kitchen with low cost cabinets that are made of painted wood. Such cabinets look good as well as are available in reasonable price. Just visiting an appliance refinishing company or an automobile paint shop may provide you with some wood paints for your kitchen.

New Knobs & Handles

Another interesting and simply way of renovating kitchen without spending a lot of money is to go for new knobs and handles. Depending upon your taste and liking, you can choose from wood, glass, metal, resin and even stone knobs in your kitchen. These knobs are available in affordable price from various shops.

Other Tips

  • Try to use solid core MFD doors made of medium density fiberboard or timber for renovating your kitchen in low cost.
  • Adding a kitchen island is yet another tip of decorating kitchen within low cost. You can use a kitchen cart with wheels and drawers to consume free space.
  • You can also experiment adding a kitchen backsplash for giving a new look to your kitchen in cheap rates.

Try out these quick low cost decoration ideas and get a completely new looking kitchen in your home.


There are several different ways to decorate the kitchen of the house. Many people get great inspiration to do these types of projects on their own after looking at Home Improvement shows or reading about how easy it can be from Décor magazines or online articles. A great way to begin kitchen decoration projects is to start off with the walls. New paint or wallpaper can serve to add a new backdrop to your kitchen while allowing for fresh palette for starting decorating. Perhaps you prefer to have paint on the walls and then add a wallpaper border around the middle of the room. In addition to this borders can also provide great colors and patterns for kitchen decorating themes. Many people flock to selecting borders with flowers or fruit.

Ideally the kitchen plan should allow for easy movement in the kitchen and cooking supplies and appliances within easy reach. This should also allow persons ample room to turn and walk between the cabinets easily. Try to ensure that counters are at the right height in order to make work for the cook easier. If the cook is left-handed, it may take more thought as to which side the cabinets should open to make it easier for him or her to work. Separate areas for heavy pots can be assigned while drawers of appropriate sizes for small appliances can be designed accordingly. Right and appropriate storage areas helps you to keep the kitchen more organized and minimizes bending and stooping down, to give less strain to your back.

Another easy – do it yourself kitchen decorating idea is to revamp old scratched wooden cabinets by resurfacing them. Resurfacing, and then re-staining solid wood cabinets leaves the kitchen with a splendid glow. However, do not attempt to sand wood veneer cabinets, instead try leaving resurfacing of wood veneer to the pros. Cabinet hardware and accessories are inexpensive. A new set of cabinet handles and hinges revitalizes many cabinets. Removing solid cabinet doors and replacing them with glass doors opens up a kitchen. Stencils are another decorating option for cabinets. Stencil decorating ideas can include abstract motifs, fruits and vegetables, or Chinese calligraphy. Learning to apply stencils is easy and careful use of repeated stencil motifs in the kitchen can be very impressive.

Adding a kitchen island is yet another great affordable kitchen decorating idea. Kitchen islands tend to add more counter space to the kitchen and provide a gathering place. If funds and space are limited then consider as an alternative getting a kitchen cart. A kitchen cart can have wheels for rolling around, as well as have drawers, shelves, and places to hang utensils. Because they are on wheels they can be cleared out of the way.

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in everyone's house, for a start it's used for cooking all of our meals. It's also used as the hub of most houses, it forms a meeting centre where all our friends and family congregate when they come over. This is why it's so important to make our kitchen a warm and inviting space, the best way of doing this is to decorate our kitchen.

There are a number of different ideas that you should bear in mind when you are deciding how to decorate your kitchen. You can get a great deal of assistance from home hardware stores, in particular the specialist stores. These stores really can make your DIY renovation project much easier.

Tips You Can Follow

If you are considering redesigning your kitchen to make it more interesting and add some flare in your kitchen. You should start by thinking about what you want to do to your kitchen, and how you want to improve it. Make sure you write down all of your kitchen ideas, no matter how silly they may appear. This will help you to find great ideas for your kitchen remodeling project.

One of the most effective forms of kitchen decorations to breathe extra life into your kitchen is to paint a wall mural on your kitchen walls. This will form a very attractive focal point for your kitchen, you can even create a mural to complement the theme of your kitchen. One brilliant company that can assist you in finding great murals is known as the At home wall mural company. Their website can be found at www.athomemurals.com, where you will find a wealth of information to assist you with your mural design.

If you are considering decorating your kitchen yourself instead of hiring a professional contractor then a good place to get lots of advice is at www.kitchen.com. This website is very useful as it contains lots of information about the latest trends, which can make sure any kitchen you create is extremely stylish.

You should also be sure to check out a number of popular high street stores including target, pier 1 and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Also Ikea is a very important store that you shouldn't over look! Many of these stores will be able to provide beautiful kitchens without being extremely expensive. Products from these stores are also extremely durable and should last for a very long time.


You can transform your small kitchen by decorating it in an aesthetic way. Small kitchens can feel cramped and cluttered just by having the necessary elements and appliances in them. You do not want to add to this effect but making the room seem even busier. Check out these four small kitchen decorating tips to help you achieve a pleasing and workable kitchen area.

Glass Front Cabinets

One simple small kitchen decorating trick is to add glass to the front of your cabinets. This makes the space more appealing, and the glass will help reflect more light around the room. While it is not good to introduce too many patterns into the space it may be beneficial to have some sort of design in the glass. This will hide the items behind the glass, but still allow the added light to be brought into the room. Just do not go too crazy with the design. Something with long lines to make the cabinet appear taller works best.

You may also want to think about getting rid of some of the doors entirely. This may be an easy way to add appeal and decoration to the room without spending any money. Choose a cabinet that is not cluttered with items or that can easily be turned into more of a display than a storage space.

Add Depth

Adding depth to a room can completely transform it into a larger looking space. To do this you can simply paint one wall a different or more striking color than the others. For this small decorating tip, keep in mind that you do not want to go too dark because that will make the room appear smaller. Also, paint a wall that is further into a room to draw your eye in.

Think Large and Small

When thinking about your small kitchen decorating you are probably trying to keep items as small and compact as possible. While this is a good general idea, it is also best to mix elements of large and small. This will keep the room from looking like a box of large cabinets with micro-sized appliances. Your cabinets are already big, so some small appliances are good but a large pot rack or wire rack on the wall can help balance them out. A smaller section of hooks or baskets with cooking utensils can pull the whole look together. Just remember small decorating does not always have to mean that all the elements are small.

Do Not Clutter the Fridge

Many people use their refrigerator to show off their kid's drawings or to post pictures. This is not a good idea with small kitchen decorating. It may be nice to show off these items, but it makes your kitchen look more cluttered and frantic. Keep the front of the fridge clear or with minimal things attached. This once again will keep the room looking more streamlined.

The kitchen is an integral part of any house. For most people, the kitchen is the most important section of the house. This is quite understandable keeping in mind the utilitarian function of the kitchen. However, apart from its utility, kitchens also function as a social hang-out where friends and family gather, talk and have a good time. Perhaps it is because of this that we want our kitchens to look warm and cosy. Having kitchen decorations is a great way to impart a gracious look to the kitchen.

If you are looking for kitchen decorations, you do not need to worry as there are plenty of specialty stores that provide great looking decorative objects especially meant for the kitchen. In other words, hunting for kitchen decorations can end up being a fun task. This article provides some great tips on how to decorate your kitchen with beautiful objects so as to make it charming and inviting to guests as well as family.

If you are contemplating a redecoration of your kitchen, what you can do is sit aside quietly and think how you want your kitchen to look like. Once you have formed an idea as to the ultimate look of your kitchen, you can make a list of all the things that can be bought to create the kind of look you desire. When making the list, you should jot down all the ideas that cross your mind with regards to the kitchen.

Having a kitchen wall mural will give a very ornate look to the kitchen. A beautiful wall mural can be set as the point of focus in the kitchen and you can build the theme of the kitchen around it. If you're wondering where to get hold of a good wall mural, you can visit the company called At Home Wall Murals. Even the website of this company, athomemurals.com will give you great ideas on kitchen decoration.

In fact, if you do not like the idea of having a professional interior decorator help you with designing the kitchen, you can visit the website kitchen.com. This site has great designs for kitchen decor that practically look ravishing. A wonderful thing about this site is that they also provide links which offer instructions as well as ideas on how to go about decorating your kitchen.

Apart from these, retail stores like Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Ikea and Pier 1 are very popular as they stock trendy looking as well as reasonably priced kitchen decorations. The best part about these retail stores is that their designs complement any modern setting. In addition to this, they are sturdy and user-friendly and can give you further kitchen island ideas.


Everybody must of considered renovating their kitchen at one time or another, lots of people are always searching for fantastic kitchen decoration ideas. It's not always required that you strip out your kitchen and replace everything. It is possible to decorate individual parts of your kitchen. The only thing limiting your kitchen design is your own imagination.

A really great resource for finding design ideas for your kitchen is the internet. There are numerous sites that help you find ideas for your kitchen remodeling project. You will be able to find lots of pictures which can be a great way to investigate what would look good in your kitchen. If you are able to find a demonstration kitchen which is a similar size and shape of your kitchen then you may be able to get some very good tips and ideas. You could simply replace the accessories in your room to make everything tie together.

You can also find useful advice in home improvement magazines. There will be lots of photos of beautiful new kitchens which can give you some much needed inspiration. There is also another way to get information, and that's to visit home improvement stores and home shows to see some beautiful show kitchens.

Taste And Overall Design Plays Role In Décor

Some kitchens are very small and you may not have enough space to put all the appliances in that you want to. This is especially true if you lack a lot of counter space. You could still use wall hanging accessories in such kitchens. You should also make sure you use matching wash cloths, rugs and dish towels to set a wonderful theme.

Even if you don't cook that often and prefer to eat out you still might want to find some new ideas to make your kitchen more interesting. Wall hangings, or replacing countertops can completely change the look of your whole kitchen. How you plan to decorate your kitchen will completely depend on your personal tastes, the kitchen is a very personal room in your house. You might want to ask your friends and family for some much needed advice, however you should always have the final decision!



When looking to redecorate your kitchen you first have to decide want kind of kitchen decorating style you should go for. Certainly the choices that are now available will leave you baffled and bewildered but by remembering a few things about the kitchen the choice you make will be the right one for you. After the bathroom the kitchen is the most important room in any house and it should also be remembered that after the entrance hall to your home the kitchen has the most foot traffic occurring in it.

Below are provided a number of the more popular styles of kitchen that can be considered if you happen to be planning a remodeling or revamping of your current kitchen. It is also an idea to carry out some research as well by looking in house and home magazines, visiting kitchen showrooms, DIY stores, Kitchen Websites or even looking at your family and friends homes to see if they have a style that you like.

1. Country Style - Often called Early American or Colonial as it is designed to create a lovely quaint farm style kitchen. Often such kitchens will feature open shelves, pot racks and have the feeling of it being well lived in. Such kitchens are usually accented by the various colour schemes relating to the actual cabinetry of the units.

2. Contemporary - More and more often this style is being used because of its clean and simple lines. Often the cabinets are quite futuristic looking have no carvings or ornate features on them. With this style of kitchen the emphasis is put more on style and practical sophistication rather than beauty and that warm lived in feel.

3. Shaker - A simple and utilitarian style of kitchen that has flat panel doors, wooden countertops and brass handles (hardware).

4. French Country - Such kitchen designs based on this style are warm and inviting with lots of wood and soft colours being used. Not only do natural materials feature heavily in this style of kitchen, but you will find that the furniture used is large and rather ornate.

5. Arts and Crafts - Yet again another style of kitchen decoration which is becoming more popular because of the use of feature glass doors and natural wood tones which are finished off in a matt sheen effect. Certainly with this style of kitchen decoration there is the chance for you to be a little bit more artistic and creative in the design.

However, it is important when choosing a theme for you kitchen that you look at the designs and styles of the other rooms in your home to ensure that it fits in with the overall scheme of your home.


Every modern kitchen will need kitchen heating appliances in one way or the other. There are many kitchen heating appliances the choice will depend on what you can afford and what your needs are. Important thing is to get the right appliances for your kitchen. There are both stand alone and built-in kitchen heating appliances available in the market to choose from.

Modern technology has brought with it modern heating appliances but it doesn't mean that you should get every heating appliance out there. These appliances include microwaves, cookers, hot water dispensers, toasters and others. When buying kitchen heating appliances some of the factors you should keep in mind include the performance of the device, durability, cost, multi functionality, design and quality among other factors.

There are many manufacturers of kitchen heating appliances all you have to do is find out the best, one that produces quality appliances. It is better to get from the best even if the price may be a bit higher as long as you are sure what you are getting is worthwhile. This way you get some value for the money you spend.

The costs of these items will also differ from one place to the other depending again on the quality. The best place to find good deals for kitchen heating appliances is the internet. You can make comparison of all the manufacturers or sellers to find out which one gives you the best price for the exact kind of appliance you want. Online comparisons are both faster and easier and you can always identify items on discount.

The other thing to consider is the size of your kitchen. If you have a big kitchen, then you can go for bigger heating appliances that you are sure will fit well in the kitchen. Just make sure you leave enough space in the kitchen for people to move around. Big appliances also cost more so you should keep the price in mind too when going for them.

The performance of the heating appliance is very important since you don't want to get something whose functionality you cannot ascertain. Most of the good quality kitchen heating appliance are better performers hence make sure whatever you are getting will perform according to expectations.

The other is the ease of operation of the heating appliance you are getting. Make sure instructions provided are easy to understand and not something you will take ages tying to figure out how it operates. The safer it is to use the appliance, the better. Some of them such as the microwaves turn themselves off when the time you had set is up hence they rarely burn the food.

Remember to get a good design of the heating appliance that will make your kitchen look good. Modern designs of heating appliances are available in many attractive designs to choose from. Some of the heating appliances are multi-functional and these are the ones you should go for. This is because they save on space and money.


The kitchen is the most outstanding place in the house. It requires very high standards for cleanliness and a lot of light, which is due to the tasks that are here. For kitchen mats, you need quality, durability, stain resistance and versatile kind of mats.

Kitchen mats is a great option for people who are considering remodeling their kitchens. Apart from being easy to install, kitchen mats is also easy to clean and maintain and can be very affordable. If you are planning to do your own kitchen remodeling, you surely would not find it difficult to mats and sheets.

If you want to keep your options open and do not want something that is permanently fastened to your floor surface, you can also decide to use kitchen mats. With these mats, your new kitchen floor is just a rolling away. Since these kitchen mats are also used in garages, you can be assured that they are durable and will stay in place. Below are some of the best reasons why kitchen mats is great for your kitchen.


If you look at the kitchen mats and sheets available on the market today, you will surely be surprised to find hundreds of designs, colors and textures to choose from. In fact, you can even use kitchen mats to replace traditional flooring materials such as wood, brick and ceramic tiles because there are many kitchen flooring tiles and sheets that are made to look like these expensive materials.

So even if the food is Mediterranean inspired, you can always find the kitchen mats that look like bricks on your topic. Nobody really knows that your flooring is not authentic brick.

For owners who have children and animals, kitchen mats is the best. Kitchen mats and sheets are easy to clean, even if your children or your pets well-loved the love of the spill on the ground, you cannot find it difficult to clean. With some soap and water, you can remove stains and other types of dirt.

If there is really no dirt sticking to your word, you only need a broom (or vacuum) to sweep the floor. In addition, kitchen mats is safe because the layers of cushioning material that makes the floor softer for your feet. You know that your children will not easily slip when they run or walk on the kitchen floor.

It is important to note that the kitchen mats is not only a good option for cooking. In fact, you can use it to almost all parts of your home. In fact, some even use tiles for their walls. So if you like the versatility, ease of maintenance and durability, you should consider kitchen mats.

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