It’s said that the kitchen is the heart of every home, and if you agree, the kitchen is one place where you should feel guilt-free on going all-out with the decor budget. There’s so many kitchen decor ideas to choose from, from the traditional and classic, to the modern and sleek.
In this article, we’re going to show you 5 simple, yet creative, eye-catching kitchen decor ideas.
Save Counter Space, Hang that Cutlery!
Serious cooks can amass serious collections of cutlery and utensils, which end up taking valuable counter space. And if you have fancy, expensive chef knives, why hide them in a cutlery block? Adorn your walls with your best Top Chef Cutlery pieces using wall-mounted knife strips and racks.
Not only are magnetic knife racks great space savers, but they’re more hygienic. Traditional wooden knife blocks are a breeding ground for bacteria, and hanging your knives in an airy environment keeps them rust-free as well. Finally, you’ll be able to grab the proper knife right off the wall, instead of peeking at each handle in a cutlery block.
Game of Thrones Inspired Banquet
Winter is coming….to dinner! Now that Game of Thrones season 8 has officially started, show your House loyalty with some awesome kitchen decor. There are literally a ton of Game of Thrones inspired kitchen products you can purchase, such as cutting boards, chalices, tablecloth, and more.
To complete the look, hang House sigil banners around your kitchen. This would be an awesome kitchen decor for any Game of Thrones fan, especially if you host viewing parties when each episode airs.
Ambient Dining with Smart Lighting
For some amazing dining ambience, switch out your kitchen lights to Smart RGB bulbs, which can be controlled from your phone or other home devices, such as Google Home speakers. There’s a lot of brands to choose from, but the most popular are Philips Hue, LIFX, Xiaomi Yeelight, Ikea Tradfri, and numerous others.
Many of the phone-based apps for smart light bulbs have presets such as “Romantic”, “Fireplace”, “Movie Night”, and many others, or you can create your own lighting schemes.
Extend Your Island into a Table
If you have a traditional kitchen island and can’t think of where a kitchen table will fit into the decor, why not extend the island itself into a table? There’s two ways to approach this. One, you could find a table that meets the dimensions of your kitchen island, and simply place the table up against your island, to make it appear seamless and natural.
The second option involves a bit of DIY, but if you’re handy with tools, why not purchase some marble countertop, wood, or whatever other materials you deem fit – and build an extension yourself? Here’s 15 free DIY kitchen island plans to help you get started.
Concealed Storage for Ultimate Cleanliness
For a completely seamless, clutter-free aesthetic, consider lots of concealed storage options in your kitchen decor. If you’re considering doing some heavy kitchen renovation, or perhaps building a new home, try and make nearly everything in your kitchen fold-in, pull-out, drop-down, pop-out, and any other crazy omnidirectional ideas you can think of.