Who doesn’t love an opportunity to redecorate their kitchen? When decorating your home, planning and setting a budget needs to be the main priority. You don’t have to splash out if you don’t want to, but investing money into your kitchen will make it look priceless. Here are some save vs splurge kitchen decor ideas to style up your cooking space.
Lay Down Laminate Flooring
Looking to modernise your kitchen floor on a budget? Grey laminate flooring is the ideal choice for sprucing up your kitchen. Easily affordable, a koala or glacier grey will revamp the room with a whole new look and feel. The flooring won’t fade from sunlight streaming through the kitchen window either.
Laminate flooring is the most popular choice for kitchens, as it has the same look as hardwood flooring (without breaking the bank). The pressed wood is highly durable and scratch-resistant, making it a breeze to clean up any spills or messy moments. This is any homeowner’s dream, especially if you have children or pets. High heels, toys and pet paws are welcomed on laminate flooring.
Invest in a Kitchen Island With a Built-In Fridge
Talk about fancy, investing in a kitchen island will make you the host with the most. Kitchen islands are an irreplaceable piece in any kitchen, and always increase the worth of a home on the market. They represent sophistication and luxury, which is ideal for when people gather in kitchens at parties.
If you want to dive deeper into your savings, choose one with a built-in fridge. This way, you can reach for a bottle of wine or snack without having to root through other parts of the kitchen. Swivelling around on kitchen island stools just became a lot cooler.
Crack Open the Paint Tins
The world loves a sustainable piece of decor, which is why opening a tin of fresh paint and revamping an old piece of furniture is a great idea. Maybe you have some items that simply need some TLC to look brand new again.
When painting kitchen furniture, it’s best to take the items outside or lay down sheets so no paint splatters anywhere. Use small, angled brushes to get a pristine finished look. You can also soak your brushes in hot vinegar for at least 30 minutes to get rid of any hard, dried paint.
Redecorating old items is a fantastic way to save money, and it’s also pretty therapeutic too. Paint on your own with some music on, or get your family involved. Your efforts will be eco-friendly and well worth it!
Hang Pendant Lights
As you can tell by their name, pendant lights are exquisite in a kitchen. Clipped to the ceiling like earrings, pendant lights reflect beautifully, as would a giant piece of jewellery. They scream luxury, as you don’t see many pendant lights in typical homes.
Pendant lights can be bought in different lengths, with a variety of available shapes. They would be a beautiful addition above a kitchen island! Style them well with the rest of your decor, and your kitchen will look as grand as can be.
Get Creative With a Corkboard
Hanging a corkboard on the front of the fridge or a wall is a creative way to decorate. Cheap and cheerful, your corkboard can be plastered with delicious recipes and post-it notes. You could even add photos to make you smile every time you’re in the kitchen. This is a wonderfully sentimental way to bring love into your home.
Nowadays, you can buy corkboards in different colours to fit the aesthetic of your kitchen. If this is a little more expensive, you can always paint the borders of the frame with some leftover paint from other projects. Put your personality into the project and make it really valuable to your kitchen.