The best kitchen decor ideas: a quick and easy makeover

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and its functionality is essential in a hectic lifestyle. However, the kitchen is not only a room for daily routines but also an inspiring and cozy space to get together with friends and family. We put together some tips to brighten up your kitchen!

Hay Sowden toaster, yellow
Hay’s Sowden appliances spread joy with unique colors, and complete the look of the kitchen.

Charming appliances

The kitchen countertops are often filled with a mix of gadgets and widgets, but what if appliances had a more detailed role in the decoration? Carefully selected and appealing small kitchen appliances clarify the space and act as playful design elements.

The minimalist kitchen gets a color boost from a pastel toaster or kettle, while the multicolored kitchen is balanced by monochromatic and refined machines. In the best case, the devices cheer up in everyday life and relaxed mornings.

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Design Letters Classic tea towels, beige
Made of cotton and patterned with a timeless font, the Design Letters’ Classic tea towels add a touch of Scandinavian style to the contemporary kitchen.

A fresh look with textiles

Textiles are perhaps the fastest way to freshen up the style of your kitchen. Tea towels, potholders, and oven mitts face often heavy daily use, but paying attention to the quality help you with daily chores for years to come.

Fabrics make it easy to alter the color palette in a flash, and different patterns create softness and contrast to the environment. Kitchen textiles can be casually hung on the wall or neatly folded on an open shelf.

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Normann Copenhagen Junto cup
Normann Copenhagen’s Junto dishware creates a rustic hue with terracotta clay and brings a warm tone to any table setting.

Present your finest dishware

The open shelf units brighten up the walls and create more storage space. Instead of hiding the dinnerware, highlight the porcelain and glass treasures: stack a casual collection of cups and bowls on the shelves or combine a considered mix of glass items and vases. If you can't find a matching set, your old tableware will get a hint of fresh style with just a few new additions. In addition, you can pair up the dishes with your loved cookbooks.

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Updating the look of the kitchen does not necessarily require renovation tools: the kitchen can get a new mood with a small budget.

Ekobo Claro storage jar, stone
Ekobo's Claro jars give you the possibility to pick your favorite individuals or create a fun setting by mixing different colors.

Organized with style

Especially in a smaller kitchen, the order is the key issue. Storage solutions and carefully selected displays calm the overall look and make the kitchen functional. Matching storage boxes can add a splash of color to your kitchen and air-tight jars keep kitchen products conveniently out of the sight. To add some detail, print name tags for boxes and cans with a label maker.

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Ferm Living Plant Box, light grey
Ferm Living’s Plant Box works as a beautiful planting solution for rosemary, basil, or parsley.

Add a touch of green

Blooming herbs enliven the environment and replace the flowers in the kitchen. The best part is that you can pick a flavor to your meals straight from the pot and bring your cooking to the next level. Besides, the herbs create a fresh scent and vibrant atmosphere in the kitchen. The right place to grow your greens is on a bright countertop or windowsill.

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Hanna Saari Halikko cutting board, elm
Made of solid wood, Hanna Saari’s Halikko cutting board serves like a jewel in the kitchen and the hole in the handle allows many options for the display.

Cutting boards in the spotlight

Keeping everyday kitchen utensils close by is both convenient and decorative. The wooden, softly designed cutting board acts as a considered detail, and the natural tones create a warm ambiance in the room.

Let the board rest relaxed against the wall or hang it on the hook – this way you remember to use it as part of the table setting as well. In addition, the cutting board works on the countertop as a tray for the salt and pepper grinders as well as a bottle of oil.

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The beautifully designed cutting board is not only a practical but delightful eye-catcher in the kitchen.

Normann Copenhagen Block table trolley, black
Designed by Simon Legald, Normann Copenhagen Block table trolley's minimalist nature allows countless using purposes.

Maximize the space

The efficient kitchen has enough space to cook, relax, and entertain. In reality, most of the kitchens tend to be lacking when it comes to kitchen space, especially counter space. Serving trolleys and side tables offer an extra space both for storing goods and as a workstation.

The stylish serving trolley works in the kitchen or dining area as a bar, open shelf, or catering cart and is effortless to move from one space to another when needed.

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Ferm Living dish soap
Ferm Living’s Dish Soap packaged in a bottle made from recycled glass brings the scents of orange, lavender, coconut, and sage to the kitchen.

Everyday aesthetics 

Cleaning products do not have to ruin the kitchen aesthetics. Wooden dish brushes, sweet-toned dishcloths, and well-designed cleaning supplies can be stored in a visible place, and they add a touch of joy and luxury to everyday cleaning. Beautiful pump and spray bottles can be refilled, so you can enjoy the pleasant bottles for a long time.

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Hay Butler stepladder
The Hay’s multi-purpose Butler is a modern and clever stepladder made of sturdy solid oak.

Reach for heights

The stepladder is a classic helper in every household. Besides helping to reach the top shelves, the stool serves as a beautiful side table, plant stand, or extra chair at the dining table. When climbing, it is critical to avoid unnecessary risks: the best stool is sturdy and steady.

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Text: Sarianna Määttänen Images: Manufacturers

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