Whether you’re looking to revamp your current kitchen with a few playful pieces or you’re in the midst of designing the kitchen of your dreams, it can be difficult to balance function and fun. That said, the most exciting part of decorating any kitchen is finding different ways to show off your unique personality through vibrant décor. From funky vintage wine glasses to vividly-colored furnishings, keep reading to discover the different ways you can have fun decorating your kitchen!


Photo courtesy of Atelier Davis

Open Shelving

If you’re a fan of collecting interesting porcelain décor or unique vintage wine glasses, open shelving is your best friend! Open shelves are perfect for displaying your rare collection of cookbooks or even your favorite jars and vases. Rather than hide your intriguing dishware behind closed doors, display them by mixing a few open shelves into your kitchen layout. Open shelving makes it easy for you — and your guests! — to admire your most rare and special finds.

Design by Maureen Stevens Design / Photo by Peter Molick

Eye-Catching Tile

Another great way to jazz up your kitchen is to go for eye-catching tile when choosing your backsplash. Don’t shy away from eccentric, geometric patterns or charming florals on your walls. As long as you stay within the color palette of the rest of your kitchen, you’ll be golden. This is one of the most popular ways to add appeal to your kitchen, as tile is a great way to break up solid-colored cabinetry!

Design by Staprans Design / R. Brad Knipstein Photography

Colored Cabinetry

Speaking of cabinetry, colored cabinets are a dramatic way to refresh any kitchen! If you need color inspiration, consider lifting a color directly from your backsplash. Don’t have a backsplash? You might consider selecting a dominant color from an adjacent room such as a living room or dining room. When it comes to kitchen cabinets, don’t be afraid to push the envelope and select a high-wattage hue. Colors like forest green, cerulean, and even yellow have all trended in the past decade. In large part because bright, cheery hues feel perfectly in sync with the hub of the home.

Lead photo design by design by Staprans Design / R. Brad Knipstein Photography


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July 10, 2022

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