The kitchen can be a bit of a problem when it comes to decorating. The kitchen has to be, first and foremost, functional. That means that the majority of the room has to be either left clear for working, or taken up with some tool or appliance that will make cooking easier. Fortunately there are a number of strategies that you can use to overcome these obstacles and make your kitchen look beautiful and inspirational.

 

The first thing you should look at is the walls. While floor space and counters, tables, and flat surfaces are all going to be needed for the act of cooking, the walls have no functional use in this space. Therefore they are like wide open canvases, just waiting for you to fill them with color and interest.

 

When choosing wall home decor it is important that you are aware of the conditions that arise in the kitchen. First this room can get really hot. This may cause paper products to warp, or can even melt some soft plastics. Next you have to consider spills, drips, splats, and other nasty messes that can occur where food is being prepared.

 

In general you should try to only hang decorative items which are relatively resilient in this space. Wrought iron, stainless steal, and whicker pieces are all relatively impervious to the dangers of the kitchen. If you want to hang art, make sure it is protected by a sturdy glass casing.

 

Another important thing to consider when decorating a kitchen is color. Different colors can have dramatically different effects on an atmosphere. Red colors can make a space feel much more energetic. However they also make a room feel more hot, which can be a problem in the kitchen.

 

Cooler colors such as sage greens or light blues can bring down the temperature if you feel like things are getting too hot. You have to be careful however, as certain green tones look sickly, and blue can be an appetite supressant. That means that if you use these tones in the right away you might kill your own inspiration for making food at all.

 

Many people choose to go with very basic colors in this space. White and off white is popular because it goes with anything, and it makes it easier to see stains when cleaning. You should avoid black in this space, as it will tend to soak up heat. Earth tones are quite popular as they are generally neutral, and tend to create an atmosphere of family oriented security.

 

Decorating your kitchen can be a challenge but it is not impossible. By paying attention to the functionality of the space and working around it, using color, and wall decorations, you can add a lot of beauty and style to your culinary cove.

 

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