Posted November 24, 2014 by Gabriel Posternak

Kitchen Decoration: When Is It Too Much?

When it comes to decorating your home, it is easy to go overboard. There are so many decorative items and schemes that can call to you; sometimes you might want to combine a lot of different ideas to make the space your own. Especially in the kitchen, decorations can tend to cross the line and become an eyesore rather than the unique oasis you had in mind.

While you might not expect your kitchen to look like the pages out of a magazine, there are certain decorative “don'ts” to keep in mind. Avoid these common mistakes and your kitchen is one step closer to being the beautiful culinary haven you want it to be.

Kitchen Decoration Mistakes To Avoid

Too Much

One common kitchen decoration mistake is overwhelming the space with too much stuff. One room can only handle so much stuff, so try to limit the amount of knick knacks and decorative items in the space.

Too many knick knacks, decorative items, and appliances cluttering the countertops and shelves can make the space feel cluttered, and so can busy patterns. Avoid small patterns when it comes to paint, flooring, and backsplash tiling. Small and busy patterns can make your kitchen feel claustrophobic.

There is also such a thing as too much matching. A big kitchen decoration mistake that so many people make is coordinating every bit of paint, every decorative item, and countertop to all be the same color or pattern. Too much of the same thing can make the room feel small.

Too Little

While too much is certainly to be avoided, too little is another common kitchen decoration mistake. You want your kitchen to be cozy and inviting, not boring.

You want to find that balance in your décor scheme that will make your kitchen inviting as well as efficient.

Following Fads

One of the best ways of describing this all too common kitchen decoration mistake is two words: pistachio green. Back in the day this color was everywhere, especially when it came to kitchen countertops and appliances. Everyone had to have this specific color in their kitchens, but now you look at those old appliances and cringe.

When you are making choices for your kitchen décor, keep the words “pistachio green” in mind. Don't go for the fad patterns or colors when it comes to choosing items that will likely stay in your kitchen for decades to come. It is a better bet to stick with colors that are very unlikely to go out of style, like black, white, or stainless steel.

Cabinets and Countertops

When it comes to choosing countertops and cabinets, make sure you are following two rules:

First, choose quality. These are going to be part of your kitchen for a very, very long time. You want something that is going to survive the test of time and still look beautiful.

Second, stay neutral. It is easy to get attracted to all of the pretty prints and patterns that are available, especially for countertops. To avoid needing to replace or refurbish your countertops in the near future, stick with something neutral that will match anything you decide to change in the future.

All of these kitchen decoration mistakes are quite common, but now you are armed with the knowledge you need to make better decisions. Avoid these common mistakes, and you are one step closer to your perfectly decorated kitchen.

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