Decorating your kitchen can be tough when you also have so much stuff to store. But what if you were to use the items you already have to store as decorations? Things like your pots, pans, and spices are not only functional -- they also look nice. Here are some specific ways to make your essentials double as kitchen decorations.
Hanging Pot Racks
Why shove all of your pots and pans into a drawer? Doing so takes so much time each time you need to put the pots away. And a nice pot or pan is a thing of beauty! Invest in a hanging pot rack that you can attach to the wall or even to your ceiling. Hang your most attractive and often-used pans and lids on it. To add an extra element of style, hang them in order of size, starting with the largest ones on the left and working towards the smallest ones on the right.
Consider taking out a few of your closed cabinets and putting in open shelves instead. You can place attractive items like your dinner plates and mugs on these shelves. This helps make your kitchen look lived-in and cozy. Since you'll still have some cabinets, you can stash your less attractive dishes out of sight.
Wood Spice Racks
Purchase a large spice rack that you can hang on the wall. One with multiple wooden shelves is a nice choice. You can then purchase a set of matching glass or clear plastic jars. Put your spices into these jars, add some cute labels, and put the jars on the spice rack. This looks so much nicer than displaying the various containers the spices come in.
You need hand towels and dish towels in the kitchen, so you might as well find ones you love. Look for a set that matches your kitchen decor. Then, hang towels throughout the space. You can put up a few wooden towel bars where you can hang them. Or, just loop some towels through the handles of cupboards or your refrigerator. You can even switch out the towels as the seasons change to keep your kitchen looking timely.
If you implement these ideas, your kitchen will look classy, and you won't have to worry about finding extra decorations that serve no other purpose than to take up space. Use these ideas as inspiration, and think of more of your own. For more information on choosing a hanging lid and pot rack, contact your local specialty store.