Most members of a family spend a fair amount of their time in the kitchen every day; even the friends who drop in seem to hang out in the kitchen. The kitchen therefore is more like a social center for friends and family making it a very important part of the home. It is natural that should display a cheerful, warm and welcoming atmosphere.
The right decorations could easily transform a drab kitchen into a cheerful kitchen.
A little thinking will help you generate ideas for your kitchen. Involve the whole family and gather together as many ideas as you can. Throw in some fun ideas while you are putting up the cheerful decorations to liven up the atmosphere. Pictures and trinkets from a great family vacation can help bring smiles that light up the room.
A kitchen wall mural may be an unusual idea yet fun becoming the main focal point of your kitchen. Think of something fun and energetic, and talk to your friends about it. You might even be able to round up some help in painting it. You can find many ideas on the internet on kitchen wall murals if you need some.
Another idea that's a little more conservative, but can still be fun is to put art work on tile that you use in your back splash behind your kitchen stove. There are companies that put your favorite images on mural tiles, and you can get the images to be any size. You can send in your own images, or use stock images like a Tuscan hillside, or a basket of fruit. The results of tile murals in your kitchen can be dazzling.
Even if you plan on hiring a professional interior decorator you still want to generate most of the ideas with your family so that the hired help will help make it a kitchen that's suitable for you.
Take your favorite ideas and head down to your local specialty store to help you select suitable kitchen decorations. For very stylish and affordable kitchen decorations go to Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Pier 1. These retail stores are very popular and their products are stylish and functional; their durable and very affordable kitchen decorations will suit any modern design for a cheerful kitchen.