The modern day kitchen is lot more than a room that holds the hearth; today the space is a quintessential area of your home where the entire family gets together over a hearty meal and a warm conversation. So it’s no wonder that a person looking for ideas on kitchen decorations is met with themes and accessories galore in most interior designing books. Although the over all theme, the colors and the appliances will dominate the space, you will find that kitchen decor accessories will play a vital role in enhancing the appeal of the area.
So, whether you are going for a rustic look or a contemporary kitchen, here are some kitchen decor accessories that will add to the appeal of the warmest room in your home.
What can kitchen decor accessories include?
Kitchen decor accessories is an umbrella term that encompasses a host of items including chinaware, antiques, collectibles, decorative items, utensils and cutlery holders, faux plants, flowers, light fixtures and more.
The principles of kitchen decorations
One of the first things that you need to remember when decorating your kitchen is to stick to the theme; this includes the color on the walls, the curtains and the accessories. For instance, a cane basket for bread works well with a country style kitchen; however, a steel breadbox would be more appropriate for a modern style kitchen.
It is also essential to understand that less is more when picking accessories for the kitchen. A lot of people make the mistake of going overboard with their kitchen decor accessories crowding the area and making it look untidy in the process.
Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to spend a small fortune to make your kitchen look like its straight out of an interior decor magazine. As a matter of fact, a lot of the old accessories can be refurbished to suit your style; particularly, light fixtures. You will simply need to use your imagination and creativity. Alternatively, you can get bargain deals on just about ever item of kitchen decorations at most yard sales and flea markets.
There is n such thing as a room specific accessory in the world of interior designing. So, if you feel that a particular painting or even a set of figurines can add to the allure of your kitchen, feel free to place these accessories in the area.
However, it is imperative to pick only the best items; this particularly holds true if the accessories serve little other purpose besides accentuating the aesthetic appeal of the kitchen. Ideally, you should combine accessories that are strictly kept for their artistic effect and those which are functional. For instance, a candelabrum can serve both purposes and so can a large antique fruit tray or bowl on the table.
When arranging the items, ensure that the very best items are kept in the front while the others are stored out of sight just the way you would arrange them in the living room.
Any piece that reflects your personality can make a dandy decor item for the kitchen; from neon lights to an airplane or even alligator souvenirs.
When choosing the containers, look for bowls, plates, serving dishes etc with unusual designs, colors and shapes that can add a touch of uniqueness to the area. The more intriguing the design of the glassware, the better they will look when displayed in one of the shelves.
Finally, do not underestimate the importance of light fixtures in adding personality to an area of your home. Although it is common to choose simple fluorescent tube lights for the kitchen, there is no reason why you cannot get a bit adventitious and go for classy inverted or upright light scones placed on each wall and a chandelier affixed on top of the dining table or pendant lights above the cooking area.