Kitchen decorating ideas for larger spaces abound, but what about the spatially challenged kitchen? With apple theme kitchen decorations and colors, turning a small space from drab to wow is a snap.
Apple Theme Colors
A pale gold, bold red, cream, green and dark brown are all apple inspired colors. Since a smaller space will become oppressive when painted in dark colors, resist the temptation to paint the walls in red or green.
Good kitchen decorating ideas that carry the apple theme are cream colors for the walls; a slightly darker shade of cream – perhaps mixed with a very pale gold hue – for the ceiling, red or green accents for the cabinets, and very little brown in kitchen accessories.
Apple Theme Kitchen Decorations
Go easy! The smaller the space, the more restrained the execution of the apple theme. Kitchen decorations that carry this design should be chosen with an eye on quality. For a very small space, an apple-sporting window treatment – such as the Apple Jack lined single point curtain valance – may be the main focal point that also carries the theme.
The larger the space, the more apple kitchen decorations you have the opportunity to add. Unfortunately, many themed kitchen decorating ideas fall short of their intended visual appeal simply because the decorator overdoes the décor. Do not fall into this same trap with the apple theme! There is plenty of apple kitchen stuff for sale, but only some of it will make the kitchen look good.
Making the Theme Work
Kitchen decorating ideas that feature an apple theme thrive in equal part on color choices and actual apple kitchen decorations. Accentuating a well-chosen centerpiece – such as the window treatment – with very small apple kitchen decorations, i.e. salt and pepper shakers, and then tying it together with apple theme-inspired daily use accessories make this décor work for the smallest space. Daily use items could include a green cotton apron and a naturally colored hemp kitchen mat.
Taking It a Step Further
For the artistically-minded homeowner, apple theme kitchen decorations are not limited to store-bought options. A Granny Smith apple that is very firm may be cut in half, blotted dry and then dipped into paint to create apple imprints around the walls or on cabinets. For an especially whimsical design execution, apply these stencils on the inside of cabinets.
Replace table- or appliance legs with shaker pegs and paint them in apple tree bark brown. A professional woodworker should be able to craft them to your specifications and also with the weight of the appliances in mind. Although completely optional, for the homeowner with a bit of extra money these kitchen decorating ideas take the apple theme that much further!