Kitchen Decorating Styles

Decorate your kitchen to bring charm and appeal to this hardworking room. Browse our ideas for every decorating style and every type of kitchen—from spacious to small. Our hundreds of kitchen photos will inspire you to try new colors, incorporate decorative accents, and give your kitchen a makeover you'll love for years to come. Learn the characteristics of specific styles and how to re-create the looks you see in our favorite kitchen remodels. From putting the smallest details into place to determining the overall scheme of your kitchen, tips from our kitchen design experts will help you make decisions with confidence. We have the decorating inspiration you need to get your kitchen makeover started, whether you love the traditional style—with stately colors and finishes and plenty of classic details—or if cottage is your favorite—with beaded board, weathered finishes, and soft colors—or if modern is your style of choice—with clean lines, metal finishes, and cool colors. If you're looking to define your style, take our decorating personality quiz. Answer a few questions about your preferences and we'll match you with a decorating personality and identify decor ideas that suit your style perfectly.

Modern Twists on the Traditional Kitchen

Hail navy! Bold color puts a fresh face on this Matthew Quinn-designed cooking and gathering space.
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Persian Rugs are the Latest Kitchen Trend

Persian rugs, also known as oriental rugs, are bringing global style to kitchens everywhere. Learn the benefits of a Persian runner in your kitchen, how to clean them, and where to buy Persian rugs for less than $50.
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Gorgeous Inspiration for Mixing Metal Kitchen Finishes

Gone are the days where every kitchen finish has to match. These stylish touches mix metals to create chic combinations—like copper and silver, nickel and bronze, and chrome and gold. Our dazzling ideas will inspire you to mix metals in your own kitchen.
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Gorgeous Country Kitchen Islands

From charming small accents to large expanses designed for entertaining, country kitchen islands come in all sizes. Check out our favorite country kitchen island ideas featuring rustic accents, cozy paint colors, and natural elements.
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Design a Modern Kitchen

Create a modern kitchen with clean lines and minimalist decor. The look isn't cold; it's simple and beautiful with plenty of function and storage. See how to create your own contemporary design with our modern kitchen decorating ideas.
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More Kitchen Decorating Styles

23 Farmhouse Kitchen Ideas for a Perfectly Cozy Cooking Space

You don't have to live on a century-old rural homestead to enjoy the charms of a farmhouse kitchen. No matter where you live or the age of your home, you can re-create the bygone charisma of a farmhouse-style cooking space. These eye-catching farmhouse kitchen designs will show you how.
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Country Kitchen Ideas

Bring warm, welcoming style to your home with these country kitchen ideas. Whether your style leans rustic, vintage, or just simple country, here's inspiration for bringing this easy, casual look to your kitchen design.
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Rustic Kitchen Ideas

Century-old details, rough-hewn surfaces, and faded finishes stack up to create welcoming rustic kitchens that let families efficiently host modern gatherings amid patinas of the past.