You probably spend a lot of time in your kitchen, right? I know I do. Use some of these simple kitchen accents to turn the heart of your home into your very own seaside sanctuary!
We're not talking complete kitchen renovation here. Just a few decorative, yet functional, accessories to give your kitchen a "beach house" feel without breaking the bank.
I recommend starting with one or more of the 3 most important kitchen necessities to make the biggest impact on your room: the cutting board, kitchen towel set and salt & pepper shakers. These are the things that you will not only see the most, but also get the most use out of.
Cutting boards come in all shapes, sizes and designs. My favorites are the tempered glass cutting boards that you can leave out on your counter all the time for a dramatic decorative touch. You can also opt for wooden cutting boards made of artisan bamboo. With or without a shore-inspired design, bamboo accents definitely lend a tropical feel.
Sometimes, our kitchen towels are the one thing in the room that are for display only. Whether you actually use them or not, they can be an eye-catching accent hanging from your oven or refrigerator. The theme choices are endless. From a flip flop or lobster motif to seashell and nautical designs, whatever your coastal kitchen inspiration is, you can definitely realize it with matching towels, pot holders and oven mitts. P.S. Get a coordinating kitchen apron to wear during your next clam bake!
By far, the most frequently used item in most kitchens are the salt & pepper shakers. Instead of stashing them out of sight in a cabinet somewhere, you can use them to decorate too! Keep your beach-themed S&P handy and on display on your stove, counter or dining room table. Lighthouses, palm trees, flamingos, blue crabs and more, you can find a design to highlight any coastal kitchen.
Now that you've considered the basics, feel free to add as many, or as few, other kitchen accessories as you'd like. From serving trays to spoon rests, canisters to coasters, the possibilities are endless in creating your very own coastal cottage kitchen. Turn your kitchen into your family's favorite room, for more reasons than just the food!
Article Author: Rebecca McKeich
Article Source: OceanStyles.com