The Easiest Way to Decorate your KitchenWritten by Joey Lewitin
Kitchens have an inherent decoration to them that makes further stylistic additions an unnecessary frill. Walls, floors, and fixtures are very expensive to replace, and as such are generally better to just decorate around. Decorative accessories can be brought in to add to style of room, but in kitchen, space is at a premium and these itemns should be included with restraint. Such restrictions on space and structure may make it seem that improving look of your kitchen is only possible by spending large amounts of money. However, there are several decorative pieces in any functional kitchen that are relatively inexpensive, easy to replace, and you need them to work in kitchen anyways. These items are your cooking accessories, and they provide an almost unlimited potential for kitchen design and redecoration.
UTENSILS Aside from needing spoons and knives that will function well in a kitchen, you should also pay attention to color of any pieces that you consider purchasing, and how they will look with rest of room. Most utensils will be made from classic wood or steal. These materials can be colored, or even contain colored handles, however original look of item is generally most elegant. For a greater range of color you may want to consider sacrificing classic feel of steal and wood for more colorful plastic; a material which is durable and comes in almost every hue from bright to subdued.
Once you have chosen color of your utensils, you have to decide on a way to display them. Using knife and utensil organizers allows you to show off your accessories as if they were intended as decorations. Knives should be kept in a separate knife holder that will keep their edges sharp, but spoons and other accessories can be displayed on racks, walls, or in specialty containers of their own.
How to Create a Decorative Garden WindowWritten by Kathy Burns-Millyard
If you have a sunny window in a room where you don't have to worry about privacy, this décor idea will provide a country home feel along with beauty of Mother Nature's flowers.
What you will need for this project:
1.Rope about 10 inches longer than your window is wide 2.6 small pots with handles (small tin buckets work well also) 3.6 clothespins 4.Potting soil 5.2 decorative pots 6.2 mug hooks 7.2 potted plant trellises 8.An assortment of seeds or seedling herbs and leafy plants such as lettuce, spinach, parsley, and chives 9.4 morning glory seeds or two morning glory plants 10.1 other somewhat tall decorative item that fits into décor of room 11.Measuring Tape 12.Pencil
How to Create this Look:
- If you are using morning glory seeds, you will first want to put them in warm water and leave them there for about 24 hours. This helps seeds have a shorter germination time. - Put potting soil in 6 small pots and 2 decorative pots. - Plant seeds or seedlings according to directions on seed packet. - For placing rope, measure how tall your window is then divide this number into fourths. Measure that length from top of window and make a mark with a pencil on both sides. For example if your window is 36 inches tall you will make a mark at 9 inches from top.