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4 Easy Ways To Perk Up Your Kitchen


Everything is better when the sun is shining! Everything is brighter and our moods are more positive. We want our decor to match this newly uncovered brilliance, starting with the kitchen. Here are 4 easy ways to perk up your kitchen decor for spring and summer.


Herb Garden

Every cook could use an herb garden, but you don't have to commit to serious landscaping to have fresh herbs for recipes from your favorite cookbooks. Keeping a kitchen herb garden does double duty by adding flavor to your favorite dishes and giving life to your kitchen decor. They're very easy to make yourself, and they're easy to maintain. They just need sunlight and water. The containers can be anything you want, like mismatched upcycled candleholders, coordinated glass containers, antique coffee cans, or decoupaged jars that your children crafted. There's no end to the possibilities on how to present your herb garden.

Produce On Display

With all of the colorful fruits and vegetables that are in season this time of year, there's no reason to keep them covered! They add a delightful brightness to home decorating we didn't have access to in the winter. Put them on display in a basket or tiered server. This splash of color will renew itself all summer long as one fruit goes out of season and another one comes in.



Jars are the belles of the DIY ball! When the sun is shining we want everything to be clear and bright and decorating with glass adds clarity to kitchen decor. Buy new Mason jars or get out the jars you've been saving to put some of your kitchen accouterments on display. The spice rack is an excellent spot to make over with fun jars. They make adding spice to your favorite dishes a little more interesting, and they add eye candy to a kitchen wall. If you don't want to overhaul your spice rack, you can turn your jars into unique vases to put flowers from your garden on display. They can even act as stylish dispensers for dishwashing liquid and hand soap.


Nothing says summer quite like the beach. Of course, we don't all live at the beach, but we can add coastal and nautical decor to the kitchen. This can come in the form of ropes, sailboats, sand and shells, or galvanized metal containers and accent pieces. Changing up your colors to pale blues and white can also give your kitchen a coastal ambience. If you don't want to paint, consider switching out your winter tea towels and tablecloths for beach colors.


As the seasons change, shop The Lakeside Collection to transition every room in your house. The Lakeside Collection has ideas to inspire you and products at the right prices to make your ideas come to life.