Decorating Ideas for the Kitchen

New Accessories Every kitchen could do well with new fresh accessories. After a while your old accessories tend to get old and tiresome. New accessories like paper towel racks, bread boxes, salt and pepper shakers and jars can make your kitchen look brand new. And along with these new accessories, if your budget permits, purchase a new kitchen electronics that will go along with your new theme. Instead of a plain white coffee maker, go for a new red coffee maker to accent the red apples in the country themed curtains. Be creative and add a personal touch. Make Your Own Accessories If you are the crafty artsy type then you could make your own kitchen accessories. Places like Michaels or any other craft store will have several unfinished kitchen items that you can purchase and decorate them yourself. For instance, you could buy an unfinished bread box and custom design it to your favorite theme. The bread box when finished will be an evident testimonial of your creative abilities. Doing so with your entire kitchen collection will further add that personal touch that every kitchen deserves. Your kitchen is the source in which your family is fed and nurtured. Adding your personality to your kitchen's personality will create memories for your and your family. The kitchen as opposed to the other room in your home is the easiest to decorate. It doesn't take a lot of money or a lot of time. But it does require a lot of you! You make the difference when a kitchen is being decorated. You decide whether or not the kitchen will be just great or whether it will be absolutely fabulous!

A simple U-shaped kitchen gets pizzazz from gold-flecked black countertops, red glass pendant lights and a chimney-style stainless steel range hood. Rather than a range, this transitional kitchen features a 30-inch KitchenAid wall oven mounted into the base cabinets, topped by a 36-inch gas cooktop.

A distinctive copper hood and clerestory windows make the most of a vaulted, angled ceiling. The raised roof allowed the designer to stack tall maple kitchen cabinets on top of one another and even over the paneled refrigerator.

Traditional details such as raised-panel glazed maple cabinetry blend with modern touches like the suspended stainless steel ventilation hood. The 10-foot-long, multilevel island allows plenty of space in this kitchen for food preparation and dining.

Gray stone floors, black countertops and a stainless steel cylindrical hood contrast the warm, traditional maple cabinetry. Undercabinet lights and the glass inserts in the cabinets hanging over the peninusala lend a light, airy quality to this sophisticated kitchen.