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A Quick and Simple Kitchen Makeover

Jun 6, 2019

by Katie Hawley

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Whether you whip up multi-course, from-scratch gourmet meals on the regular or reserve your oven for shoe storage, Carrie Bradshaw-style, we all use our kitchens for something. And no matter your chosen culinary MO, we all deserve a beautiful place in which to hang our pots and pans (or peep-toe pumps). If your current kitchen setup could use some pizzazz, don’t despair—thanks to high-impact, low-commitment everyday upgrades like removable terrazzo wall decals and eye-catching turquoise drawer pulls, it’s never been easier to spruce up your space. Click play to see how we made over one small kitchen in three easy steps, and shop our picks below.

Step one: Start with a DIY backsplash

The perfect solution for tired tile or a kitchen paint job past its prime? Easy-to-install removable tile decals or wallpaper. Go classic with a marble motif (available in 21 standard sizes, plus custom dimensions), or try a colorful, collage-inspired pattern that capitalizes on the current cut-out shape trend.

Step two: Swap out your hardware

When it comes to quick and easy kitchen upgrades, it doesn’t get much faster, simpler, or more instantly satisfying than changing up your cabinet knobs and drawer pulls. Our favorite picks of the moment include these sleek, made-to-order brass and lucite handles and slightly edgier but equally stylish polished pyrite knobs. But there’s no need to pick just one: For an extra-fun finish, consider mixing and matching hardware styles within a single colorway, or using the same hardware shapes in an array of coordinating shades.

Step three: Mix in elevated accents

Grabbing an apple from your favorite fruit bowl on the way out the door or brewing a warm cup of tea in a hand-formed ceramic teapot at the end of a long day: Life’s little moments merit savoring. So treat yourself to a new block-printed tea towel or modern wood cutting board, or add a trendy two-tone moon phase mug to your collection—and remember to stop and smell the flowers (conveniently displayed in a delightful dual-purpose countertop vessel).

Discover more DIY kitchen upgrades

Wall Decal Colored Terrazzo - Wall Sticker
Wall Decal Colored Terrazzo - Wall Sticker
$50.00 USD
Removable Wallpaper // City Plan // Adheres to walls and shelves // Fully removable
Removable Wallpaper // City Plan // Adheres to walls and shelves // Fully removable
$25.00 USD
Classic White Marble Tiles - Wall - Stairs - Tile Stickers - Removable Kitchen Bathroom Decal - PACK OF 24
Classic White Marble Tiles - Wall - Stairs - Tile Stickers - Removable Kitchen Bathroom Decal - PACK OF 24
$5.66 USD
Palm leaf removable wallpaper / botanical banana leaves temporary wallpaper / tropical green monstera leaf self adhesive wallpaper  B127-27
Palm leaf removable wallpaper / botanical banana leaves temporary wallpaper / tropical green monstera leaf self adhesive wallpaper B127-27
$3.00 USD
Turquoise Unique Cabinet Pull, Decorative Knobs, Dresser Knobs, Drawer Pulls, Knobs and Pulls, Pull Knob, Coastal, Gold Sand Dunes Knob Teal
Turquoise Unique Cabinet Pull, Decorative Knobs, Dresser Knobs, Drawer Pulls, Knobs and Pulls, Pull Knob, Coastal, Gold Sand Dunes Knob Teal
$8.00 USD
Drawer Pull, Choose Colors, Dresser Knobs, Drawer Knobs, Hexagon Knobs, Decorative Drawer Pulls, Colorful Knobs, Wooden Knobs, Wooden Knob
Drawer Pull, Choose Colors, Dresser Knobs, Drawer Knobs, Hexagon Knobs, Decorative Drawer Pulls, Colorful Knobs, Wooden Knobs, Wooden Knob
$8.27 USD
Pyrite Drawer Pull--Gold Pyrite Knob--MEDIUM--Knob for Desk
Pyrite Drawer Pull--Gold Pyrite Knob--MEDIUM--Knob for Desk
$25.00 USD
Lucite Drawer Pull - Polished Brass, Satin Brass - Custom Cabinet Handle - 3/4" DIA - LuxHoldups
Lucite Drawer Pull - Polished Brass, Satin Brass - Custom Cabinet Handle - 3/4" DIA - LuxHoldups
$33.00 USD
18k Gold Moon Phase Black Porcelain Handmade Mug
18k Gold Moon Phase Black Porcelain Handmade Mug
Sold
2V Geodesic Fruit Bowl
2V Geodesic Fruit Bowl
$105.00 USD
STAK Bloom Phone Vase, White Speckle
STAK Bloom Phone Vase, White Speckle
$32.00 USD
Teapot - handmade ceramic pottery teapots, white stoneware tea pot, china, hygge, Christmas gift, present, birthday, wedding
Teapot - handmade ceramic pottery teapots, white stoneware tea pot, china, hygge, Christmas gift, present, birthday, wedding
$73.00 USD
Pink Block Printed Linen Tea Towel - A perfect hostess/housewarming gift or add something special to our home with this kitchen towel.
Pink Block Printed Linen Tea Towel - A perfect hostess/housewarming gift or add something special to our home with this kitchen towel.
Sold
Paddle Cutting Board and Kitchen Utensil Set - Sailor Blue | Host Gift | Wood Cutting Board | Wood Spoon and Fork
Paddle Cutting Board and Kitchen Utensil Set - Sailor Blue | Host Gift | Wood Cutting Board | Wood Spoon and Fork
$65.00 USD
cutting board/chopping board
cutting board/chopping board
$45.92 USD

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