A lot of people are put off redecorating certain rooms in their home due to the expense, and the kitchen is one such area that a lot people consider to be expensive to brighten up. However, decorating a kitchen does not need to be expensive, and it is crucial to maintain a fresh and clean feel to an area that is one of the most used rooms in any home. Due to cooking smells and the use of oil in cooking and frying, means that the average kitchen can start to look dirty and unloved in no time at all. Even if you do not have large amounts of cash to spend on giving your kitchen a complete redesign, there are still a number of things you can do to give your kitchen a fresh new look. In this article, we take a look at how you can brighten up your kitchen, even if you are working to a tight budget.
Painting your Kitchen Walls
A new lick of paint is one of the least expensive ways in which you can add much needed vibrancy and color to your kitchen, so long as you undertake the task yourself rather than employing the services of a professional painter and decorator. When painting your kitchen, you can either use just one color, or you can use two colors, provided that you choose two that coordinate. Larger kitchens would benefit from two colors, whereas smaller kitchens are best suited to single color schemes. Not only should the colors coordinate, but they should also match the existing flooring and kitchen cabinets already in place.
Borders and Moldings
Once you have repainted your walls, you can add more life to the décor by selecting a border. Borders are a great addition to large wall spaces where they can be used to separate two colors, while having a dramatic effect on the overall appearance of the kitchen. When choosing a border, you have two choices, you can either use a wallpaper border which will need to be gummed to the wall, or you can choose stencils, which you can use to paint your own border. Borders can be used to separate two colors on a wall, or they can be placed along the top of the wall or close to the tiled areas of your kitchen walls, in rooms where only one color has been used. An additional way to brighten up your kitchen is to add moldings, and these can be fixed on walls or around kitchen cabinets.