Decorating after remodeling your kitchen may seem like a daunting task. The money may not be there, but you can still get stellar decorating resuls on a budget!
Color! Color! Color!
Hanging your coffee mugs under a cabinet may seem old hat to some, but being able to buy individual pieces in most stores now can make it a colorful, unique, and inexpensive solution to a naked backsplash wall problem. Bold colors and designs are just the thing for small space. Keeping things from cluttering your counter top is always a good idea and hanging your coffee mugs can solve that problem while adding that extra flair!
Individual mugs can be bought for as little as $1.00 to $2.00 a piece. A large serving platter in the same design hung under the light behind your sink can tie it all together. Dishtowels in a color to match and you’ve Gotter-Done for as little as $25.00 to $30.00 total.
I suggest using a mug hanger with several hooks on it as opposed to individual hooks. This will create fewer holes in your cabinets. Be careful to space your mugs so that they hang comfortably next to each other. Careful planning in this area will definitely help in making fewer holes.
Don’t be afraid to be bold and daring in your selection of coffee mugs. If your kitchen is simple, you may want to choose some fun designs on your mugs. If your kitchen is already a hodgepodge of colors, you may want to stay with more solid colors. The idea is to accent what you already have, to make it stand out and look fresh and new again!
Decorate Your Shelves With Something Other Than Dust!
Are you not sure what to put on your shelves? Try taking some of those clear, corked bottles and filling them with colored water. Inexpensive, yet wonderful when the light from your window or kitchen light reflects off of them. They will shine like jewels. Simple foodcoloring and water will get the job done. Experiment with color combinations. Combining colors can get you just about any shade you need. Doing a gradual light to dark can also be dramatic.
Be sure to fill the jar with water to the cork mark. Also take your colored water over to the spot you intend to display it in. See how the light reflects on it. This will help you determine if you need to lighted or darken the color for the effect you want. Less may be better in your greens and blues. They can often get too dense to let the light pass through. If you’re not happy with the color you’ve got, simply dump the water and try again. Add a candle next to the bottle and watch the colors glow.
When the budget is tight, try one or both of these simple accents to add additional color and flair to your kitchen!