by Jane Blanchard for Modernize.com
No matter who you are or what type of house you live in, odds are that you have a kitchen. The kitchen is the food mecca for everything from home cooked brunch with the family to late-night snacking at 2 am.
Chances are, you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so make yours a fun place to be. Read on for some inspiration:
Update your backsplash
If you think backsplashes can only be made with tiles, think again. Show off your style with something interesting like a mosaic or even fabric like in the picture above. That’s fabric that has been laminated and put behind glass.
Another fun idea for updating that backsplash is a DIY project that involves saving your wine corks – and probably all your friends’ wine corks as well.
Chalk it up
Chalkboard paint is the perfect way to have ever-changing variety on your kitchen wall. Write down your grocery list where you’ll see it or let your kids doodle and decorate. The really great thing about a chalkboard wall instead of just boards being hung is that you can still hang pictures and artwork or even put up shelves.
Color your drawers something fun
If the natural tones of your kitchen make it look too bland but colorful walls feel too much like an eyesore, consider painting the drawers of your island or counters. It’s a more subtle way to add a pop of color to the room.
Or the appliances!
Why go stainless? A colorful refrigerator has a great mod look to it which can go retro or mid-century modern with ease.
Mix it up
Who says that you have to be matchy-matchy? The rule of thumb is to simply not clash. Try mixing up the colors of things like lighting fixtures or chair cushions. Tastefully mis-matched chairs are a popular trend for the shabby chic or quirky homes.
Light it up
Speaking of light fixtures, go ahead and take the risk of getting that super cool statement piece. With the right lights, you can set the tone or theme with a fun shape, or take classy to the next level with the right chandelier.
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