Kitchen Decor That Entices the Appetite

You have all your kitchen appliances plugged in, the cabinets are in place, and all the cookware and kitchen supplies are in place. What next? You need to make your kitchen stylish and well decorated in order to improve its functionality, make cooking easy and fun, and most importantly, entice your appetite.

Interior décor and appetite

The colour scheme you choose for your kitchen has a surprisingly strong correlation with your appetite. Painting your kitchen walls green, for example, will encourage you to eat healthier. A blend of yellow and some accents of orange will make your kitchen look bigger and inviting, which again will help raise your appetite. 

Colourful art, on the other hand, has been proven to bring happy vibes in the dining spaces thus raising your appetite. Spices wall art, for example, tunes up a specific ambiance and feeling among many homeowners, encouraging them to cook and eat.

“If you are renting the place, make sure to check with the contract you signed or contact directly with the owner. Making such major changes to your kitchen can create problems once you plan to leave the house” suggests Florida Rentals

Now, do you need a kitchen that entices the appetite? Here are three ideas on how to tweak your kitchen décor towards that goal.

1. Inject some green colour in your kitchen

Green is the most natural and most fresh colour in the spectrum of colours. Injecting any shade of green to your kitchen- from fresh leaves green to pastel green tones to pale green to an aqua green, you name them- makes it look stylish and modern. Whichever shade of green that appeals to you most, you will never get it wrong with this colour.

The good thing about changing the colour of your kitchen is that you have endless options to go for. To start you off, try the following:

  • Install green window curtains or seat pads. To complete the natural look, paint the walls yellow or, better still, install brownish wallpaper.
  • Paint the kitchen walls, cabinets, or the shelves with a shade of green. That would go well with white curtains or seat pads, just to break the green monotony.
  • Light and pale green colours for your walls and then blend it with neutral colours for the furniture, making your kitchen both elegant and unbelievably appetizing.
  • Contemporary, mosaic wall tiles can also be good for your kitchen. If they are green, tweak things up by allowing the wooden furniture to have their natural wood colour. 
  • Paint your kitchen window and doors frame green and then make the color prominent by painting the walls pink and the floor brown or creamy white.
  • If you can find green utensils, that would be a good injection of green. You can also have greenish halogen lights or lampshades. 
  • And some indoor plants, either live plants or artificial plastic plants will do in this case. But live plants are good if you want to make your kitchen stylish and at the same time improve its air quality.

2. Photographic and typographic wall décor 

Printing on canvas looks contemporary, stylish, and sophisticated in any interior and becomes a beautiful and appetizing addition to any kitchen. Spices wall art, for example, would be a great addition to your kitchen décor. We are talking anything from a sandwich, pizza, donuts, bugger, pepper, or even sushi. Whichever foods you love, find a good painter to paint it on canvas and then hang it on your kitchen wall. Without a doubt, there isn’t a better appetite booster than such art.

Other wall art ideas that you can try include:

  • Canvas print of your favorite fruits falling in the water.
  • The graphic art of your favorite beverage- probably red wine- to entice your appetite.
  • Photographic representation of fruits and vegetables, cocktail images, or a cocktail recipe.
  • Lastly, try framed typographical décor that has just the right text for your appetite. It could be a simple message such as “EAT” or a complex one with a long list of the type of coffee or fast foods that you love. 

3. Create an artistic display

If you have some empty kitchen shelves, why not use it to display colorful art or any other collectibles? You probably have your art collection displayed in the living room, but that is not to say that you cannot do the same in the kitchen. The only thing you need to be cautious about is the occasional spatters in the kitchen, but that should be an easy fix with glass protectors. And as a matter of fact, if the collectibles are relevant to the kitchen, you will end up with stylish and highly functional cooking and dining spaces. Other items that you can place on your kitchen display to entice your appetite and even motivate you to cook include:

  • Hang on the wall the gleaming pots and pans, as well as any copper cookware in the house. 
  • If you have any plate hangers in the house, use it to display dishes and platters above the cabinets.
  • Have your vintage baskets in a cluster and then hang them on the wall.

Note that on top of motivating you to cook, this type of kitchen arrangement frees up tons of space in your kitchen. 

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.