Cheap Decorating Ideas for the Kitchen

Decorating ideas for the kitchen

Is your kitchen dated or just ugly? You may think you’re stuck with it because you don’t have thousands to spend. The good news is you don’t need thousands. There are so many inexpensive ways to update the look. Whether it’s only painting or updating the look of your appliances, you can decorate your kitchen on the cheap.


Paint is hands down the cheapest way to refresh the look of a room. Naturally, you want to make sure you purchase paint made for kitchens. You can also save money by buying paint with primer. Don’t be afraid to go bold, especially if you’ve been looking at a white kitchen for years. A gallon of high-quality paint will cost less than fifty dollars. Lastly, don’t be afraid to paint old cabinets. It can significantly improve the look of your kitchen.

Change Out Cabinet Hardware

This isn’t something you want to do your cabinets need to be replaced soon. However, if your cabinets are good quality, paint, and new hardware can work wonders. If new hardware isn’t in your budget, you can purchase a wax metallic finish at your local craft store to redo your old hardware for pennies.

Install a Backsplash

A backsplash can be purchased with any budget. You can buy inexpensive peel-and-stick splashback, use tile, or even have one of these glass white splashbacks installed. It all depends on how much you want to spend. If you’re covering a large area, you’ll probably want to go with the peel-and-stick option. If you have a small area to cover, splurge a bit and get the tile or glass.

Incorporate Splashes of Color

A splash of color can work in every room, even your kitchen. It can be colorful canisters, your backsplash, the linens you use, or anything. Just have fun with it. Hit your local discount stores and look through the kitchen department. You’ll be surprised at all the great stuff you can find for very little money.

Update the Look of Your Appliances

Did you know that you can refresh the look of your appliances? You can purchase appliance paint or rolls of appliance finish that can completely change the look. Whether you want to take that old fridge from white to black or a dark fridge to stainless, you can get that great look on the cheap.

Add artwork

Last, but not least, add artwork. It might be hanging signs with cute sayings, wall decals, or even metal artwork. Visit the discount department store and see what you can find in the decorating department. There are so many great options, and more and more companies are making kitchen artwork.

Your kitchen doesn’t have to be boring, ugly, or dated. All it takes is a bit of work to turn your kitchen into a room that you’ll love spending time in. Whether it’s new hardware or artwork, you can add little touches that will completely change the look without spending a fortune.

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  1. Great post. Your ideas help me a lot, great tips to keep in mind. I’m going to try them out with my small kitchen too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Most of the time I don’t make comments on websites, but I’d like to say that this article really forced me to do so. Really nice post!

  3. Thanks for sharing these innovative tips. I will definitely follow these tips while I will start the renovation of my Small Kitchen.

  4. Love your post Melissa! It’s so nice to see great tips for us moms that work hard to get our homes looking amazing at a lower price point.

    I incorporated two of your ideas in my kitchen by installing a backsplash using plain subway tiles and the occasional colored one to create an interesting design that looks modern and fresh.

    My husband decided to buy the tools and do it himself and even with a cheap tile cutter and some basic knowledge, it turned out great! 🙂

  5. Amazing post! I must say you have an tremendous creative ideas that every person need to keep in mind while remodeling their kitchen. Thank you for sharing it with us. Looking forward more such posts. Good luck!

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