Whether you just bought your first home or you’re looking to redecorate a house you’ve lived in for a decade, there are a ton of great styling options available. It can be overwhelming and expensive to redesign an entire room, which is why we’ve done the research to bring you five modern kitchen decor ideas. Using any or all of the ideas below will give your kitchen a refreshing new look! Let’s get into it!
1. Ditch Your Cabinets
One of the things that takes up the most space in your kitchen are the cabinets. Cabinets are used to store your dishes, food, cook books, and more.
What if we told you to get rid of all of your cabinets and replace them with rustic shelves? It may sound crazy, but it’s an amazing way to not only update your kitchen, but open up more space. It will also give you an opportunity to shop for some beautiful and aesthetically pleasing bowls and plates to display!
2. Black Features
If you’re looking to modernize your kitchen, adding in black features is a great way to do so. This can be done in many ways, including a black countertop finish or matte black knobs and handles. You can add in black containers to hold things like your sugar and flour as well.
You may not think black goes in the kitchen, but you’d be surprised what adding a bit of dark colors will do to the feel of the room. It definitely adds a modern and industrial flare.
3. Pops Of Color
On the other hand, you can make your kitchen look modern by adding strategic splashes of color. You can do this by choosing fun colored bowls and plates, but that may not work if you’re still using cabinets. It doesn’t matter if you’re still looking for a new home or not, using color can really update your space and it takes minimal effort. You can add in a bright colored electric mixer, utensil holder, or microwave.
Another thing people forget about is magnets! You can easily (and cheaply) add unique designs and pops of bright colors and shapes using magnets! If you have a bar in your kitchen, consider getting solid colored chairs that come in your favorite color(s). Colors like orange and yellow promote hunger and what better place to put those colors than your kitchen? Plus, all of these things are removable and changeable.
Lastly when it comes to color, try to stick to a theme. If you want to add in orange bar stools, maybe have an orange bowl that holds your fruits or get an orange vase for some pretty seasonal flowers. You don’t have to stick to one color all year either! You can add even more fun by switching every time there’s a holiday or new season. Adding in green and red during Christmas time or pastels during Easter is an awesome way to switch things up!
4. Farmhouse Style
The farmhouse design style is taking the home decor world by storm currently. Think design features like white shiplap lining on the walls or an apron sink. This is very similar to the styles popularized by Chip and Joanna Gaines.
Other ideas include shelving instead of cabinets and handmade tables from reclaimed lumber.
5. Bring In Plants
Lastly, another great way to bring a bit of modern design to your kitchen is to add plants. If you have a window sill in your kitchen, we highly suggest growing fresh herbs like basil, rosemary, or mint. Not only do you get to grow your own herbs, it brings a bit of life to the kitchen!
You could also place an ivy on your shelf to break away from the plain dishes. Things like snake plants are also amazing because they have a ton of awesome benefits. They help clean the air by removing pollutants, require minimal upkeep, helps fight allergies, and even absorb CO2.
Another great thing about bringing plants into your kitchen as decor is that you can pick a beautiful pot to put it in. This is where you can tie in one of the above ideas, like matte black finishes or pops of color.
Redecorating your home can be quite exciting! The kitchen is a place where most people spend a ton of time every day. It’s important to make it a place you enjoy being in and switching up the decor every once in awhile is a great way to do so! Whether you’re adding in fun colored appliances or ditching your trusty cabinets, there are plenty of amazing ways to add some modern flare to your kitchen.
Remember that you don’t have to spend a ton of money or stress yourself out to achieve this! If you’re a bit apprehensive, start small and work your way up. You’ll have a beautiful, modern kitchen in no time!