When you’re remodelling your kitchen, adding a new bench is one of the first things to consider. The bench will serve many purposes and can be used for more than just seating. Of course, when decorating a bench, it’s important to keep it simple, so it doesn’t compete with other elements in your kitchen. Here are some tips on how to make your kitchen bench an important part of your home decor:
Add some cushions with a nice colour to brighten up the bench.
A great way to add colour to your kitchen bench is with some cushions. The great thing about cushions is that they can be bright and colourful, helping give your bench a splash of colour and make it look more inviting than if you left it bare.
You can find cushions in all colours and patterns, which means you can easily match them up with the colours already in your home decor or even just use something that stands out from the rest of the room. You could even get a few different colours for different occasions; maybe one for summer, one for winter and one for holidays like Christmas or Easter!
Find a way to use slices of wood to decorate the bench.
If you’re looking for a way to add your kitchen bench to your home decor, consider this idea: Find a way to use wood slices to decorate the bench.
You can work with the grain, against it, or mix up both. You can make patterns with leftover pieces from other projects. You can create designs using different types of wood and stains. You can also simply use scraps as borders around the perimeter of your project. The possibilities are endless!
A plant is a great way to bring some green into your kitchen. It can give you something to look at while preparing food and add colour and life to the space.
Choose a plant that will grow well in your kitchen. If you have space for a full-size tree, go for it! Otherwise, choose something small that won’t take up too much room on your bench or table. Consider how much light there is in the room, how often you entertain guests, whether children are present and whether they might mess around with the plant (and if so, what kind of damage could be done).
A few good options: Ferns are easy to care for—just mist them occasionally—and they’re hardy enough to survive in low-light conditions; ivy grows quickly but only needs water once every couple of weeks; geraniums bloom easily and attract butterflies; succulents (such as cacti) also tend not to need much attention; orchids look beautiful but may require more frequent watering than other types of plants; spider plants have long stems that help increase airflow around them, so they don’t get too hot while still getting plenty of light!
Hang a few pictures on the wall above the bench.
The next thing you can do is hang a few pictures on the wall above the kitchen bench. You’ll want to choose pictures that have meaning and reflect your personality, as well as ones that are in the same style as your kitchen bench (for example, if you have an old-fashioned country kitchen style with lots of wood, then photos of farmhouses or nature scenes would complement it nicely). If you’re feeling extra ambitious, consider what colours are dominant in these pictures as well—this may help pick out paint colours for other parts of your home. Also, remember that all three should be roughly the same size (you don’t want one big picture towering over two smaller ones).
This article has given you ideas for decorating your kitchen bench! It’s an important part of any home but can often go overlooked. However, it doesn’t take much effort or money to ensure that your bench is as beautiful as the rest of your home.