It's where people always gravitate to at parties, so the kitchen is one place that's got to look cute. One of the celebrity kitchen trends we've noticed recently is introducing some beautiful artwork into the heart of the home.
A gold-framed print resting on a countertop, hung up on the wall or resting on open shelving is a super simple yet effective kitchen idea. Celebs like Mollie King from The Saturdays and TV presenter Helen Skelton have adopted the trend in their own homes.
It's also a design trick that is often used by Netflix's Dream Home Makeover star Shea McGee. Adding artwork really elevates and softens a kitchen, as you're basically treating it like any other room in the home.
A colourful print can also distract the eye from the less pretty features, from the kitchen bin to worn-out flooring. Whether you opt for a fun quote about dancing in the kitchen or a traditional landscape oil painting - or both - artwork helps banish blank walls, making the room feel more put together.
When decorating our homes, we often think about doing a gallery wall in the hallway or living room. For some reason, it doesn't always occur to us to incorporate art into the kitchen.
But, a couple of prints can make the highly functional space feel ten times more homely and welcoming. Plus, unlike a waterfall kitchen island or having hot water on tap, this trend can be done very cheaply.
Once you've decided on the prints you want (this is by far the hardest part), pick up some shabby chic gold frames on Amazon and some nails or Command Strips, and you're good to go.
It's easy to go down a wormhole on Etsy and Desenio, but remember that prints can easily be swapped out if you get tired of them. If you're decorating on a budget, you could also try making your own artwork, which can be a lovely way of bringing personality to a space.
An old-fashioned print picked up at a car boot brings a feeling of history, balancing out the many modern appliances and shiny surfaces in the kitchen.
Whether you opt for old or new, artwork you love will refresh that blank kitchen wall and makes everything look that little more curated.
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Millie Hurst was Senior Content Editor at Ideal Home from 2020-2022, and is now Section Editor at Homes & Gardens. Before stepping into the world of interiors, she worked as a Senior SEO Editor for News UK in both London and New York. You can usually find her looking up trending terms and finding real-life budget makeovers our readers love. Millie came up with the website's daily dupes article which gives readers ways to curate a stylish home for less.
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