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Mon, 08-18-2008 - 11:56am

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Accessories Are Key

To make your kitchen truly irresistible, you'll want to create the right ambiance. If you have an open-plan design where your kitchen and living room are connected, you'll want them to have similar warmth and charm.

You won't have to spend lots of money to set the mood you want. You can achieve a lot with a bit of paint, a few kitchen decorating accessories, and your own imagination.

Your kitchen decorating display options can include collectibles, china, antiques, and anything else that matches your personality….even airplanes!

But avoid the temptation to display too much…

Select only a few of your very best items and store the rest out of sight. Line your items on the shelves in artful vignettes, just as you would if they were in your living room.

Many people make the mistake of thinking that certain pieces should only be placed in certain rooms. But the truth of the matter is there are no such home interior decorating rules. Your kitchen should feel as homey as your living room.

If you think a particular sculpture or group of figurines will give your kitchen life, go for it.

If you're looking for interesting ways to accessorize your kitchen, look for containers, bowls, serving dishes, etc., that have intriguing designs and shapes, and that capture your imagination.

Like every room in your home, your kitchen should have a few interesting kitchen decorating accessories that reflect your personality. Take a risk!

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Fri, 05-27-2011 - 10:53am

Considering the amount of time most folks spend in the kitchen, the cook's room should be accessorized at least as carefully as any other room in the house.

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