So you’ve begun designing your kitchen, and everything seems to be falling into place. The new layout looks amazing and you’re ready to start choosing your materials – but something is still missing. Maybe you’ve chosen the perfect set of cabinets and a gorgeous countertop to match, but something still feels off. It could be that there’s a key ingredient missing – you! When embarking on your remodel, don’t forget to add personality to your kitchen.
It’s easy to forget to personalize your space while you’re in the thick of the designing and remodeling process, but personality is what will truly make your space your own. Before anything is set in stone – or concrete! – be sure to find ways to add a touch of character to your kitchen. Create a space that is a true reflection of the people that will be using it on a day to day basis.
Here are 5 suggestions for simple ways to make your kitchen stand out from the pack!
Bold Pops of Color
Embracing bold color is a great way to add character to your kitchen, especially if your overall kitchen design is somewhat monochromatic. Be careful – you don’t need to go overboard to make an impact. Choose one or two complementary shades to use and find items in these colors to accentuate the space.
The kitchen above brilliantly uses a bold shade of orange that adds loads of personality to the all-white space. Furniture, small appliances, hardware, dishes, and decorative items are great places to incorporate your chosen color.
Using bold color is a great way to add personality to your kitchen space, but you can also take it one step further. Using textured tiles or wallpaper can add an element of surprise to the room. There are also a wide variety of textured countertops available on the market, using both natural and man-made materials. If you’re going for a more rugged aesthetic that shuns a shinier, perfectly finished look, consider a textured countertop.
Let’s be honest, the most common kitchen pulls and handles tend to be simple and streamlined. While this fits seamlessly with the contemporary designs that are currently popular, these types of hardware tend to lack character. There’s actually a very wide range of hardware options available on the market, in seemingly infinite shapes, colors and styles.
Before simply settling on one of the more familiar knobs and pulls, look around for interesting and unique pieces. If you’re feeling particularly brave, the right kind of novelty hardware can really make your kitchen space one of a kind. Whatever your hobby or design aesthetic, you can probably find hardware that speaks to your interest. For example, if you’re creating a coastal kitchen design, a nautical hardware design would be a great choice.
You may never have thought about it, but your floor does not have to be boring! Yes, you can even add personality to your kitchen floor. Choosing uncommon colors or uncommon materials is a great way to make your kitchen floor unique. A popular example of this is the DIY craze of penny floors that have swept through the internet over the past few years.
However, if pennies aren’t your thing, there are tons of interesting flooring options out there. A concrete floor can be a great foundation for your favorite paint color or one-of-a-kind painted floor design.
Who says artwork is just for the living and bedrooms? Extra wall space in your kitchen is a great opportunity to make a bold statement. Find a piece of artwork – or two or three! – that you absolutely adore to dress up your kitchen space. With a piece of art, the possibilities are endless. This is definitely the most effective way to add a piece of you to your kitchen design. Just be sure to choose something that also complements the rest of the kitchen space.