24 Jan

Choosing a Kitchen Wall Clock

A good kitchen wall clock can make a huge difference to your kitchen design.If you kitchen is starting to get a bit dated, why not add a great looking kitchen wall clock to spruce things up? This beautiful accent piece is one of the only items by itself that can turn a lifeless kitchen into an area that is more than just a place to cook. In fact, wall clocks are really much more than time telling pieces. Most of these types of clocks are used for their decorative value. With the right kitchen clock you can give your kitchen that something special that most other decorative pieces can’t – that little extra ‘oomph’.

Kitchen clocks can change the cooking environment into one with warmth and personality for guests and family. Of course it really depends on the type of kitchen clock that you choose combined with a few other factors. First of all, there are basically 4 types of kitchen today, namely: country, contemporary, traditional and eclectic. It is best to pick a wall clock that matches the type of kitchen format that you have. If you are bold and the creative type, you can also think out of the box and use your own personality and style as your guide.

A simple concept to follow when using a wall clock is to use a small one if you have a small wall, and a large clock on a large wall. It seems simple but sometimes people think that putting a large wall clock on a small wall has great affect. The only affect that it has is giving the area an odd sense of balance.

Kitchen wall clocks come in a wide range of designs, styles, colours and materials. There really is something for every type of design imaginable. The best place to find kitchen wall clocks is online. Here you can compare prices very easily and the varieties are immense compared to a home decorating store. Whatever kitchen wall clock that you choose, what really is the most important thing to consider is that you like it. After all, if you are the cook in the house, you will be staring at it the most.

23 Jan

Decorating a Breakfast Nook

This guide should help you design a breakfast nook.There are many ways to go about decorating a breakfast nook. Usually these rooms are small, so you might think that your options are limited. That could not be farther from the truth. The functionality of this space can double as a decorating opportunity. Then of course, there are the traditional decorating elements such as things hung on the wall or window treatments.

When you only have one grouping of furniture in a room that serves a purpose such as the breakfast nook table, then you cannot use the table surface for many decorations. You need to resort to the walls in order to add decorating touches. Since this room is small, you will need to find small pieces of art to hang. A large print would not look right in a small breakfast nook just big enough for a table for four. Several small prints or small pieces of art like masks are good because you can group them on available wall space. Putting the groupings at various heights will add character and variety. Make sure that all of your hanging art is protected by light resistant glass. This is an issue because you will find that a majority of kitchen nooks have walls that are covered in windows. The light pouring in from the windows could damage your art.

The windows mean that hanging art could be something that just is not possible. If that is the case in your kitchen space, then you need to think about using window treatments to decorate. There are a wide variety of window treatments out there, so you are guaranteed to find something to suit almost any decorating style. They come is many fabrics, plastic, metal, and almost any colour imaginable. You can bring out the colours in your kitchen tile or grout with the proper drapes.

As I mentioned earlier, the functionality of your breakfast nook table can work to your advantage when decorating. You can use things such as placemats to add decorating touches. Placemats can be changed with the seasons or for special occasions. You can also have a variety of plain coloured placemats to bring out the different colours in other elements in your kitchen such as the counter tops or floor tile. If you have many different placemats, you can store the ones you are not using in your kitchen nook with seat storage.