A kitchen doesn't have to be boring. You could make changes to make it your own. The following are five ways the kitchen can be decorated that you should consider if you want to spice things up a bit.

1. A Paint Job

One simple thing you can do to decorate your kitchen is to paint it. Try to consider your home's overall look as you choose which colors to use, but it wouldn't hurt to do something a little interesting. Pastel colors could really make your kitchen stand out.

They give your kitchen a joyful or playful look while still looking pretty sophisticated. Of course, other people take things a bit further and choose louder, non-traditional colors like amber. If you don't feel confident to choose your colors, then consider talking to an interior decorator about this idea and any others you might have. If you don't want your paint job to be such a big deal, then consider a simple backsplash that'll liven up the kitchen.

2. Hang Storage

You might not think the way you choose to store things could be considered special or decorative but it can. Hang storage isn't normal, but it makes your kitchen look more efficient and makes cooking easier since the pots and pans you use are more accessible.

Furthermore, hang storage racks can also be quite decorative if you choose racks with a vintage look or something a little creative. Now, you should have a high kitchen ceiling for this to work, but make sure the pots and pans hang low enough so that everyone who cooks can reach them. You don't want to make things uncomfortable for some people in your family.

3. Rethink Kitchen Tools

The next thing you want to rethink is your kitchen tools and appliances. The kitchen range of yours doesn't have to look normal and clinical. If you are ready and already thinking of purchasing a new stove, then consider a bolder one. Some come in bold colors like green or even blue.

The same thing goes with all of your cooking utensils. You can choose colorful pots and pans instead of regular options. You can switch all of the spoons, forks, ladles, and everything else from regular stainless steel to wooden or bamboo. Making these types of choices can give your kitchen a new personality. Allow yourself to be creative, get expressive, and don't be afraid of some of these choices because you aren't used to them. You can always keep changing things around till everything seems perfect.

4. Beautiful Lighting

It may be time to reconsider your lighting choices. If there's a room in your home that needs a lot of light, it's your kitchen, but you can make your lighting look amazing. For example, you could install overhead lighting that could look quite special if you install a chandelier.

Some choose a classic chandelier look, but others are choosing more modern options that have a more futuristic feel to them. Some people choose to install more windows, maybe whole wall windows, but this is a bigger project, so make sure you figure out your budget before you decide on this one. It's usually easier to just install interesting lighting instead.

5. Photo Prints

One thing most people don't have in their kitchens is pictures. It makes sense because when you are cooking and moving around you might end up hitting your photographs and possibly breaking them. The good thing is you have alternatives to regular picture frames that are much more durable.

For example, you might consider canvas photos or wood photos. There is even a metal print photo service in Canada that you can order more durable pictures from. These frames can be placed anywhere in your home, including your kitchen. It could be something artistic or family photos that you like.

These are just some things you can consider doing for your kitchen. Take your time and think about what you want from your kitchen; talk to a decorator and look through decor ideas to get a clearer vision of what you want and need.

Author's Bio: 

Katie earned a BA in English from WWU and loves to write. She also adores hiking in redwood forests and photography. She feels happiest around a campfire surrounded by friends and family.