The Blog ofTerri Swain

Give Your Home a Soul Series: The Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home. So if you want your home to have a soul, make sure you do something with your kitchen. Other than the family room, the kitchen is the most-used room in the house.

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It is in the kitchen where you cook, eat, and entertain; set it up in a way that utilizes it best for your needs. No matter how big or small your kitchen is it can represent your personal tastes in a warm and inviting way. Here are some ideas for making your kitchen a Life Styled Space.

1dThe back splash.

There are many options when it comes to your kitchen back splash. From traditional to unusual, you can easily personalize your kitchen with some simple tile or stone.

kitchen 2 CURBLY
kitchen a THE INTERIOR COLLECTIVE
kitchen 4WOO HOME
kitchen 5 OLD PAINTED COTTAGE

2b A kitchen island.

A kitchen island is a wonderful way to add counter  space and extra storage. Plus, it is a perfect way to represent your unique tastes through texture and color.

kitchen 7 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS
Kitchen Island THE MESSES OF MEN
kitchen 8 TOP INSPIRED

3. Use your appliances.

Do you love to cook? Show it in the way you decorate your kitchen by showing off your appliances. Hang your pots and pans in creative ways or have a colorful tea kettle on the stove.

kitchen 9 C.R.A.F.T.
kitchen 10 DIGS DIGS

4 Open Shelving.

A great way to add interest to your kitchen is through  open shelving. Show off your plates and glasses to add texture and color to your kitchen. You can also use clear containers for storing food items and they will second as décor.

kitchen 13 SAW DUST & EMBRYOS
kitchen 12 OUR HOUSE
kitchen 14 THE COTTAGE MARKET
kitchen b ELLA CLAIRE
kitchen 15 THE KITCHN

5 Coffee or Tea (or Wine) station.

Do you love coffee? Set up a small coffee area in your  kitchen. This area will cheer you up in the morning and  make your guests feel like they have stepped into a cozy                      café.

kitchen 16 IN PURSUIT
kitchen 17 NO PLACE LYKE HOME
kitchen 18 HOME TALK

6Color.

I may sound like a broken record, but just like every other area of your home, color is important for your kitchen. There are numerous ways to add color: Paint the walls your favorite color, buy appliances in colors that you love, or add an area rug to brighten up the floors.

kitchen 11 THE COTTAGE MARKET
kitchen 19 APARTMENT THERAPY
kitchen 20 HOUSE OF TURQUOISE
kitchen 21 THE INSPIRED ROOM
kitchen 22 CENSATIONAL GIRL
kitchen c A LOVELY LARK

So how did you give your kitchen a soul? I would love to hear your décor story! Email me and you may be featured in an upcoming post.

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