The New Year is in full swing, and hopefully we’re all still excited about those ‘new year, new me’ goals and resolutions. However, as great as it is, your personal and professional lives aren’t the only areas of your world worthy of a revamp. As your sanctuary, your home is also deserving of a new look and feel, unfortunately one area of our homes that often gets left out is the kitchen.
They say the kitchen is the heart of every home, and if that’s true, then the success of every New Year goal from wellness to career starts there, so it’s time we show our kitchens some love. Whether you rent or own, we’ve got a few simple and budget friendly tips that will help you breathe new life and personality into your kitchen this year.
Bring in Life
One way to breathe new life into your kitchen is to literally add life to it. Bring in fresh flowers or potted plants to liven and brighten up the space. Check out local farmer's markets, flower districts, flower subscriptions, or even your local Whole Foods for inexpensive flower and plant arrangements.
Switch Up Your Hardware
Bored with the look of your cabinents, but don't have the funds to replace them? One easy way to make old cabinents new again is to switch up your hardware. Go from traditional to modern or drab to vibrant by replacing the door and drawer knobs with cute ones like these hand-painted Northwest Knobs ($10.00) from Anthropologie. You can keep the style going by adding the matching hooks to hang up your cute aprons.
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Light it Up
Brighten up your kitchen space by adding a new lighting fixture to liven things up. The right lighting fixture can not only make your kitchen feel new again, but adding one like this Antique Brass Orb Light ($149.99) can add an artsy aesthetic to the room.
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Serve Up Style
Most people never think of it, but another easy way to refresh your kitchen is to change your dinnerware. Swap out your boring solid colored plates for something chic like this gold splattered dinner set ($148.00) from Jonathan Adler. If you have open shelving in your kitchen, a nice set can also act as decoration when you're not using it, giving you double the bang for your buck.
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If you're renting your space, you're often limited in just how much you can redesign your kitchen area, but all hope is not lost. Using wallpaper like this funky Geo design ($40.00) from Unwrp to add pops of color to an accent wall or backsplash is a quick fix, and the best part - it's removable!