If you’re someone who gets carried away with looking at all the kitchen trends and schemes in the latest design magazines, but you have neither the time nor the budget for a major remodelling, there are some quick and easy decorating tips to give your kitchen the update it deserves! The best thing about these tips from Surrey painters and decorators is that you can mix and match them.

We will always notice things at eye level before we take in anything else, and one of the most striking changes you can make is to decorate your kitchen walls. A lot of decor ideas and efforts are put in to the appliances, the countertops, and the many must-have kitchen gadgets, but the walls are where you can make a big impact with little expense or effort.

Keeping an eye on the latest kitchen trends and updating your kitchen wall decor with design-savvy changes can transform your cooking and dining experience.

Colour is one the quickest and most inexpensive ways to transform a room, but to achieve those great kitchen wall colours, then the trick is the three-colour palette.

Colour 1 can be an existing kitchen colour that cannot be changed, such as the countertops or the cabinets. Colour 2 should be a neutral colour of your choice, it should compliment colour 1, and use it on the walls or wall to create a backdrop for your decor.

Colour 3 is the one that will make your kitchen unique. A bold, unexpected, adventurous colour as a statement, and use it for your kitchen accessories, bar stools, cookware, or vases. Find paint swatches and shuffle them all around until you find the combination that just pops! Keep hold of the swatches for further reference.

A can of black chalkboard paint is inexpensive and a great way to dress up an accent wall in your kitchen. Black is a bold, eye-catching wall colour and the perfect backdrop for your ever-changing chalk art.

If you’re out of wall space, a door or cabinet surface is another great chalkboard (and dinner menu) in the making. Remember to layer. A floating shelf or gallery wall collection on your chalkboard wall adds to the unique look of your new, inspired kitchen walls.

If you’ve updated your kitchen decorating with fresh, fashion-forward colours and a focal wall, it’s time to add layers. The latest trend in kitchen design is open shelving, instead of cabinets. This look lightens a kitchen up by creating visual space, but requires you to hide all the Tupperware and mismatched glasses in fewer cabinets.

Instead of tearing out your upper cabinets, try updating your kitchen wall decor by placing one or two floating shelves on an open wall. Floating shelves come in many styles and are easy to install. Keep the floating shelf display items minimal and colour-coordinated for a magazine-ready look.

For a bigger change, take the doors off of one or two kitchen cabinets and paint or wallpaper the back of the cabinet. You now have a new open display shelf. To give your new display life, add LED under-cabinet lighting to highlight the items. Battery-powered lights are available if cabinet wiring is an issue.

If you’re looking for professional painters and decorators in Surrey, for your kitchen or any room in the house, then get in touch today.

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