Do you feel like your kitchen needs a little oomph but don’t want to empty your wallet to do it? Whether your kitchen is brand-new or in need of a refresh, we’ve found some affordable ways you can style up your cooking experience — all for less than $100.
The simplest and the least expensive trick, a new set of tea towels can add a pop of colour to your kitchen. Marry the colour of your tea towels to a key feature in your kitchen. For instance, if you have a honey-yellow splashback, you can buy tea towels of the same colour but in a different shade. Hang one over the oven door handle and your kitchen is instantly coordinated.
Fresh chopping board
A brand-new chopping board can be a real eye-catcher in the kitchen, particularly if the one you have has seen better days. In actual fact, you should change your chopping board every 12 months as they are breeding grounds for bacteria, particularly once they are roughened by excessive use. You can get a new chopping board in a unique shape or one that has been purposely cut so you can store it easily.
Who says your artwork has to stay in the living area? And we’re not just talking about the stuff on your fridge. You could buy an off-the-shelf art piece but why not get a simple, elegant frame, head to Officeworks and print out a photograph of your favourite landscape shot from a recent trip. You can hang it above the main workspace in your kitchen so prepping meals becomes a trip down memory lane.
Now that we have the time readily available on mobiles and laptops, clocks can seem redundant. But, in actual fact, they’re an easy way to add colour, style and texture to your kitchen. You can use an oversized clock to create a unique statement piece or opt for a modern monochrome clock to act as an accent to your neutral colour palette.
Add a feature fruit bowl
Fruit bowls are not just an affordable and beautiful addition to your kitchen, they’re also a great way to keep yourself committed to eating the recommended 3 serves a day. Whether you choose an intricately cut fruit bowl or a more pared-back natural timber kind, you can place the bowl in the middle of your kitchen island bench so when fruit runs low, you’ll remember to top it up.
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