The kitchen is right at the heart of everyone’s home. But, it is also one of the most neglected rooms within the home. This is because people think that the kitchen is expensive to remodel. This is not true. There are some wonderful ideas that you can incorporate into your kitchen to make it even more beautiful. Go on; give your kitchen the makeover it deserves.

1.    Paint and Wallpaper: Keep it Plain

Sticking to one colour in the kitchen is essential if you want to make sure that it has the wow-factor. You don’t have to remodel your entire kitchen to give it a much-needed makeover. You can daub the walls in beautiful rich tones. If you have wooden worktops and cupboards, you can paint these too.

As a general rule of thumb, kitchen cabinets should be kept natural. This is so that they stand the test of time. If you want to incorporate an essential colour into the kitchen, adding a dash of blue or mustard to one of your cupboards can make it a feature. You can get creative, but stick to a complimentary colour palette for a significant effect. Don’t use wallpaper in the kitchen, keep it simple and clean with plain walls that have been painted in beautiful colours.

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2.    Accessories and Ornaments

Accessorising in the kitchen can be fun. Furthermore, there are no hard and fast rules about what you should include. Gorgeous framed prints can add a touch of warmth into an otherwise cold room. You can add ornamental hanging accessories and give your room a much-loved appearance. Accessorise with all different kinds of decor. Just because it’s the kitchen doesn’t mean that you have to plants everywhere.

3.    Functional Furniture

Furniture in the kitchen should be functional. Let’s face it; a sofa will look out of place. A strategically placed dining table can set the room off and make it look bang on trend. Ornate furniture can change the entire focus of the room. Dining room sets are one of the cheapest ways to update the look of a kitchen. One critical functional piece of furniture is what is needed to ensure that your kitchen looks nothing short of perfect.

4.    Fabrics and Textiles

Using fabrics and textiles has always been seen as an interior design no-no within the kitchen. But, it can add depth and warmth to the area. If you want a country-kitchen theme, this is the best way to do it. Add curtains, cushions and tablecloths. Mix up textiles and fabrics for an organised look that isn’t too uniform. You don’t have to spend a fortune to make your kitchen look chic.

5.    Chic Kitchen Style

Chic kitchen style means having to think outside of the box. Hot colour trends for kitchens in 2014/2015 is monochrome, purples and creams and rich mustards and greys. This is an excellent way to update and modernise your kitchen without having to remodel. All you need to do is to repaint and add essential features and accessories. A chic kitchen is not hard to master.