If you’ve been around here for a while, you may know that I’ve had a bit of a style crisis in the past year. After living in a house for a whole year full of beiges and yellows, sponge paint treatments, and orange-y oak- I may have gone a bit too far in the other direction during year 2. I have white and gray washed most of the first floor. Which I love- but I have all blank walls, and I haven’t added anything back in. It looks like we just moved in. Even the kitchen, which we worked so hard on, has remained undecorated.
I’ve taken my time on deciding how I want the kitchen to feel decor-wise. Back when we started the cabinet painting process last October, I had every intention of accessorizing with bright and colorful retro pieces. Now, after some time- I realize that style is just not us. We are more weathered barn wood/farmhouse type people. I should have just taken a look at the furniture we bought together when we were first married- it is all rustic wood, and we still love those pieces. The kitchen has been a blank slate for six months now. Recently it’s all starting to come together in my head. My lack of wall space and dislike of countertop clutter were at war- but I’ve figured out some solutions I can be happy with. Here’s a sneak peek inspiration board for finally filling the kitchen with character:
Adding Character to Our Blank Slate Kitchen
It’s pretty obvious to me seeing it all laid out like this that I’m looking for some natural textures and greenery in the room. I’ve already purchased a couple of things above- such as the boxwood wreath, scale clock, and bamboo shade. Some baskets and wooden bowls have already been added to the island. I’m considering putting some metal and wood stools at the end too. The very plain window is going to be dressed up with the bamboo shade and a sign above it. A recycling organizer/coffee station will be built for under the pine shelves, and we will add a metal bar to the wall to hang the cups off of.
I am so excited that the kitchen is finally taking shape and beginning to feel more like “home” to us! I can’t wait to share the finished results, but for now you can catch some sneak peeks on Facebook and Instagram!
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