Sprucing Up Your Kitchen
For The New Year
From Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve and all the celebrations in between, your kitchen probably took a beating. It's time to make some upgrades, so you can enjoy your time in there! Remove the decorations, toss out the holiday mail, and catalogs for kids toys and start showing your kitchen some love! Here are a few ways to spruce up your kitchen to ring in the New Year.
If you're still living in a kitchen from the '70s, the first thing to upgrade is the countertop. There are lots of different styles, materials, and colors to choose from, but a high-quality countertop can make a huge difference in aesthetic appeal and function of your kitchen. If you want something simple, durable, and easy to clean, go for something like speckled tan granite.
Now that it is January, it's a great time to get your garden started a few months early. If you have decent sunlight, add a few small potted vegetables and herbs to your countertop display. You can snip from outdoor plants, or buy fresh. They'll brighten up the room, and if they're aromatic, they'll certainly make it smell fresh and clean. Try for something small and simple to start, like a baby rosemary bush.
Re-Stain Old Cabinets
Are you cabinets looking a little drab? You can take a little sandpaper to them to get off the old finish, and re-stain them with something a little brighter. You can also go for something rustic, like weathered wood in white. Or, you can even add textured decals and patterned papers for a cottage look. Either way, sprucing up your old cabinets will certainly breathe some life into your kitchen decor.
DIY Kitchen Crafts
If you're in the mood for small decor accents instead of major overhauls, consider awesome DIY kitchen crafts. You can make oven mitts and potholders, paint the handles of your wooden spoons, make fridge magnets, or even wallpaper your fridge! We also love mason jars, and they're great as soap dispensers, candleholders, and even spice containers.
Update Your Cookbooks
If you've got old cookbooks or even funny books with damaged covers from lots of use, replace the paper cover with textured paper, or even textbook covers. You can design them however you'd like, or match them to your kitchen decor. It's a great way to make practical items like cookbooks an integral part of your home's design!
Here at The Lakeside Collection, we can help you update your decor in fun, affordable ways. Search for inspiration and must-have items right here to upgrade your kitchen this year!