Design Tips: 10 Standout Decorating Tips for a Unique Kitchen

Goodale Miller Team


Kitchens have a tendency to be boring and predictable but there are definitely some tips and tricks that you can use to turn your kitchen into a unique room of the house. Forget standard, boring décor, it is time to get out of your comfort zone and incorporate some personality into your kitchen’s look. Below are 10 standout decorating tips to achieve a unique kitchen.

Use Alternative Handles

Gone are the days when door and cabinet handles have to be made of metal, wood, or ceramic. These days you can experiment with other materials such as leather which especially goes well with wood elements. It’s a surprising kitchen detail that’s bound to be a conversation starter.

Amp Up Stainless Steel

Stainless steel can make your kitchen feel too masculine or industrial. Pair it up with wood element or wooden trim to soften it and make your kitchen feel homier without taking out the edgy vibe.

Add Mirrors

Antique glass or mirrors can help bring light into your kitchen and even makes for a terrific backsplash. Not only does this look fantastic but is also amazingly easy to clean!

Install a Copper Sink

Do you know that copper has antibacterial properties? No wonder it is one of the most popular materials for kitchens! A copper sink looks chic and unusual but nonetheless beautiful. It will help give your kitchen an artisanal air.

Go to Town with Paint

You can mimic a lot of various surfaces just by using paint. More so, you can use paint to bring attention to interesting architectural details or to create one where there is none.

Don’t Be Afraid of Vintage Details

Mixing and matching vintage and contemporary pieces work brilliantly in other rooms, so there is no reason why their pairing won’t work in the kitchen. Vintage pieces do not only add a load of personality to your kitchen’s decor, they also give a new kitchen a lived-in feel.

Use Light with Flair

Don’t feel that you’re limited to overhead lights or task lights for the kitchen. Bring in a lampshade or two or add a wall sconce for an unexpected kitchen lighting twist!

Hang Some Art

Just because the kitchen is viewed as a practical space does not mean that you cannot style it with art! Use framed paintings or just one big artwork for a beautiful decorating piece that can help tie your kitchen to the rest of your home.

Decorate with Herbs!

Add a herb storage to your counter or kitchen island or add a hanging planter in front of your window sill. An open hanging rack is also a great alternative.

Create a Unique Toe Kick

Toe kicks do not have to match the cabinets above or anything else in your kitchen for that matter! Why not use subway tiles, stainless steel sheets, lighting or even tempered mirror to create a unique contrast that’s bound to give your kitchen another layer of character? Try it!
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