8 Affordable Ideas to Revive Your Kitchenby: Diana Moore
Give your kitchen a sparkling makeover without blowing the budget.
2. Hang Art
Not just your kids’ preschool paintings either – although if they’re really great and match your kitchen decor have theme properly framed and display as art. Otherwise, consider either moving favourite pieces into the kitchen or keep an eye out for prints, wall hangings and beautifully designed kitchenwares that can double as art when given pride of place on display.
3. Bring Your Garden Inside
Indoor plants are a wonderful way to add life to a room – literally and, as long as you have a good dose of natural light flowing in, the kitchen can house a selection of herbs to cook with, or with a little less light, varieties to simply admire and enjoy.
4. Hide Away Odd Dinnerware
The old adage “if it’s on display it must be beautiful” never rings more true than in the kitchen. Open shelving, is a handy convenience but, without a careful edit can look cluttered and untidy. Only display your most beautiful, wares and keep others than fall more into the “useful” category behind closed doors.
6. Style a Vignette
Designate a central space to create an ever-changing vignette of herbs, flowers or fruit. Choose your favourite serving dish or handmade ceramic bowl and style it together to create a display you enjoy looking at every day. Add a scented candle to cook by.