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!


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