Whether you want a cozy country kitchen or a sleek modern space into your luxury home, Home Decor Ideas has the solution!

Use these tips and ideas to decorate your kitchen in a big style. Learn how to decorate above kitchen cabinets, add DIY style and use paint to makeover your kitchen. Get inspired by these stylish and smart decorating ideas to create a kitchen you love.

Cottage Charm

Line the back of shelves or a backsplash with beaded board to add cottage-style texture to your kitchen. Paint the beaded board a fun color that matches the rest of your kitchen, and be sure to finish it with a waterproof sealant if you are installing it behind or around a sink.

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Look Up

In kitchens, function often reigns supreme, which leaves little room for decorative flair. Consider the space above your cabinets as prime display space. You’ll add a fun touch to your kitchen, without taking up precious counter or storage space. Pay attention to scale when choosing items to display. Too small, and the item will virtually disappear, too tall, and it will look awkward as it skims the ceiling. Here, oversize letters nicely fill the space and draw the eye upward to the kitchen’s pitched ceiling.

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Accessorize It Right

Hardware is to cabinets as jewelry is to an outfit: it can dress up even the most basic of foundations. Plus, switching out your hardware is an easy update, especially if you stick with the same type of hardware. If you have plain, basic black knobs, consider knobs in a fun color or material. Replacing knobs with a more modern door handle is an easy swap, but it still provides an impactful change.

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Color Surprise

Apply the same principle to a pantry door. For designer-caliber results, use the color at least one other time somewhere else in the space. Here, the citron hue on the door colors the stripe in the runner.

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Support System

While sleek floating shelves look right at home in a modern kitchen, shelves in a traditionally styled kitchen benefit from classically styled support. Add iron scrollwork brackets or intricately carved wood ones to open shelves for a look that’s timeless.

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Get Creative with Paint

Kitchens typically don’t have a lot of wall space, thanks to cabinetry, backsplashes, windows, and doorways. Use limited wall space as a chance to display a color you might not otherwise choose for a large wall or whole room. Here, a sable brown colors the space above the windows, which grounds the light kitchen. Also, look to the “fifth wall” of a room — the ceiling — as a place to add color with paint.

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Cozy Up

Outfit your banquette or breakfast nook with an ensemble of pillows. These pretty additions will decorate the eating space when it’s not in use and provide an extra layer of comfort when you are gathered around the table.

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Contrasting Elements

A zip of contrast can wake up even the most utilitarian of kitchens. Look for ways to bring a dynamic duo into your kitchen. Here, robin’s-egg blue stools stand at attention next to a flame orange island. The ensemble becomes a focal point in the middle of this white kitchen.

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Island Ingenuity

Small kitchens, especially those with U- or L-shape layouts, can accommodate an island, if it is the right size. Measure your kitchen and keep in mind that walkways around the islands should be 36 inches wide. Determine what size of island your kitchen could handle and start looking. A rustic worktable suits this kitchen’s cottage style. Consider an island on wheels to make it easy to move as necessary, such as when you’re serving a buffet.

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Shelf Space

Activate the space in front of a window as bonus storage. Mount shelves in front of the window by anchoring them either to the wall or along the sides of upper cabinets. This handy solution can also block a not-so-great outside view while allowing light to come in from the window.

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