I am going to be honest… I have a very girly home, to say the least.
This was my home before Colton moved in, and is definitely my “princess palace” lol. But to be completely honest, I don’t think the decor bothers him. As long as he could put up his TV in the living room, and had a space for his xbox, he was fine! In our next home, I will definitely tone it down and make it more gender neutral. Butttt until then, our home will continue to look bright and pretty. Sorry Colton:)
Any who, if you haven’t noticed, I love to cook. Which means I spend a lot of time in my kitchen. Like the rest of my home, I like to be surrounded by the things that I love.
I believe that the kitchen is the most important part of a home. You may think it’s the living room, but it’s definitely the kitchen. It’s where we all seem to gather, especially in get togethers! Which means I really wanted to make mine fun and welcoming.
I’ll show you guys the second half of my kitchen next week, but until then, here is PT 1 of my Kitchen Decor tips!
1) Make Marshall’s Your Best Friend
From cute kitchen utensils, to jars, frames, cookies, and soap. Marshall’s have everything you could possible need. &&& at an extremely affordable price.
2) Decorate w/ Cute Designer Bags
You saw in this post that I am a fan of using old designing bags. I mean, they are just too cute to throw away! So one thing I like to do is, cut the bag and put then into cute frames for fun decor!
3) Always Have Candles On Hand
Having your guest walk into a kitchen that smells of last nights dinner is never okay. I like to light my candles right after I finish cooking. Usually while I am cleaning up! That way I can mask the smell. They are cute, and super affordable (especially at Marshall’s). I bought the one shown here from Marshall’s and it smells like Lemon Meringue 🙂
4) Keep Yummy Treats Around
#Coltons favorite. As we have covered, my apartment is definitely not a man cave. But one thing I never hear complaints about from the boys are the treats that I always keep on my counter. I always the treats for the season. So if it’s Halloween, I’ll do Candy Corn. Christmas, I’ll do Candy Canes and so on and so on. Right now I am transitioning so I’ll have the Circus Animal Cookies in there until Valentines Day!
5) Hide Unused Kitchen Appliances
Appliances can take up a lot of space. So I like to hide mine in a cabinet underneath until I need to use them. This free’s up space, and makes everything look a little bit neater.
6) Show Pictures That Make You Happy
I am very big into printing out pictures and putting them in frames throughout my home. &&& since I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, I like having few around there too! To freshen things up, I suggest switches out some of the pictures every few months!