Three Ways to Add Charm and Style to Your Kitchen
by Kathy Burns-Millyard
I like decorating my kitchen with a cozy,
warm, inviting, homey feeling to it. Usually I'm fighting for all the space I
can get in my kitchen too. If you'd like to try this style yourself, you need
additional space, or if you simply want to create a different look and feel to
your current kitchen decorating style: here are a few tips for you to try.
1. Hang your pots and pans on the wall. This works whether you have a matching
set of pots and pans, or whether it's an eclectic collection gathered over the
years. Simply put hooks in the wall, then hang the pots by their handles with
the bottom facing outwards. This is particularly useful for space saving and
organization too. My favorite location to hang the pots and pans is on the wall
right above the stove. If you have the room, this puts the pots on display
nicely while keeping them right on hand for cooking.
2. Hang your potholders and hotpads on the wall. If your pans are too heavy to
hang safely, or you simply don't want them on display, or you'd like to add
other embellishments to your hanging pots arrangement - potholders work quite
well as kitchen wall decorations too!
3. Hang your trivets on the wall. Another great way to decorate while saving
space and keeping useful kitchen essentials right on hand, is to hang your
trivets on the wall. A collection of antique trivets makes an especially nice
kitchen wall arrangement, but modern ones work really well too. Use solid colors
or patterns to match the rest of your kitchen decor, or choose trivets that have
pictures on them so your kitchen wall will have pictures on it when the trivets
aren't in use.
Other things I like to hang in the kitchen for both space saving purposes,
decorative accents, and to have on easy hand at all times include: a manual can
opener, measuring cups and spoons, serving utensils, and coffee mugs. These
items usually hang under my cabinets because they don't work well on the walls.
So there you have it. Use what you already have hidden away in the kitchen to
create a cozy, warm, inviting and decorative kitchen atmosphere!
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. Kathy Burns-Millyard