Whether it’s small or large, the kitchen is the heart of each home.
We spend a lot of time in our kitchens. Aside from being a place to prepare and eat home cooked meals, it is a great spot for gathering with the whole family and hosting our guests who may come over for a meal. That’s why we want our kitchens to look welcoming and appealing.
As with other rooms in our homes, we often struggle with ways of decorating our kitchens. Sometimes we completely forget about our blank walls and, in fact, most noticeable changes we can make in our kitchens involve them. Yes, a kitchen wall is really a perfect space to beautify your kitchen. We would like to show you that there are many interesting and quite easy ways to make it look stunning by simply getting a bit creative with the walls.
1. Traditional white or flamboyant red – choosing the right color
Painting kitchen walls is the easiest and the quickest way to re-do our kitchen. Before we buy cans with paint, we have to think carefully what color to choose. When we finally find our dream color, we should consider how it relates to the flooring, molding, tiles, cabinetry, appliances or lighting. There are few basic rules we should stick to while buying a paint. First of all, do not rush with choosing the color, bring home some paint samples and apply them to your walls. Secondly, remember that colors change depending on the light, so observe how the paint changes during the day. Thirdly, studies proved that our appetites increase when we see warm colors, so orange or yellow paint can be a good choice for kitchen.
2. Wallpapers – back in the game
If you are bored with painted walls, you can always try to decorate your walls with wallpaper. We all were getting rid of wallpapers just a decade ago because it was treated as a “cheap way” to decorate the house, and now, once again, we incorporate it into our home decor. A wallpaper on the kitchen walls can have look as nicely as in all other rooms of your house. The more neutral your kitchen, the better the visual impact of the wallpaper. This is why wallpapers are becoming popular in contemporary kitchens again. You don’t have to use the wallpaper on each wall, the best impression give small wallpaper sections. Artsy blossoms, stylish prints, abstract patterns or cool zebra stripes – you can choose from the endless list of patterns and colors. Nowadays, panoramic view 3D wallpapers are becoming catchy. The view may present a picture of a beach, sea, park, some street, a road in the wood or some other natural landscape. It might be interesting to use wallpaper can be to repeat it in various parts of our open-floor living area. In such way, we visually connect the kitchen, dining room and living space and give our interiors a more cohesive look.
3. Remember about a focal point
A focal point is one that draws our eyes to it when you enter the room. Choose one wall to be a focal point for your kitchen. Add some interesting paint color, tiles or a patterned wallpaper to create your accent wall. You can achieve a nice effect by adding brick pattern to one of the kitchen walls. Brick tiles are perfect for kitchen backsplashes, and they bring history and warmth into kitchen decor. Finally, the easiest way to create a focal wall is to hang something interesting on the choosen wall, like for example a large piece of art or some big mirror.
4. Open shelving
Open shelves are one of the latest trends in kitchen design. They help the space look more open and bright. Open shelves invite all our guests to feel like home; they do not have to ask where things are – they simply grab them from a shelf. And what is the most important – you don’t have to hide your pretty dishware behind shut cupboard doors, you can show it off all the time. For better visual effects you can even add some lightening to the shelves.
5. Create a gallery wall
Turn a blank kitchen wall into a gallery of your favourite photos, prints or objects like baskets, mirrors, vintage dishes or anything else that matters to you. They make your interior unique and more personal. There are no rules you have to obey while creating a gallery wall. Have fun and be creative. A Patterned, symmetrical or totally freestyle placement – they all seem to make it. There’s only one piece of advice for you – before you hang your collection on the wall, try to arrange it on the floor for the best spacing and placement. Remember not to put objects too close to heat sources and some areas with high humidity.
6. Chalkboard paint
Chalkboard paint is an easy, inexpensive and fun way to add a hip touch of fantasy to your kitchen. Chalkboard walls can be used not only for decorative purposes, but also for their funcionality. We can use them for writing messages, recipes, notes, shopping lists; we may also put some beautiful drawings on them or let the kids stir their creativity with the boards. There are numerous different ways in which they can be used. If you don’t have enough space on the walls, a cabinet surface will make an excellent chalckboard.
The kitchen wall decorating tips presented above are to help you get a grasp of adding more colors, personality and life to your kitchen. Don’t be afraid of changes and challenging experiments. Play with your blank kitchen walls to make your place lovely, cozy and unique.