Decorating your kitchen is one of the more fun activities you can engage in around the home. This is because the kitchen is in many ways a “work” place where food is stored, meals are made and families gather to eat and enjoy each other’s company.
It’s no surprise to see decorations around the kitchen that help liven up the atmosphere and reflect the taste, humor and sensibility of the kitchen area. However, finding the right type of decorations can prove to be problematic unless you consider all the options that are available.
Refrigerator magnets, commemorative glasses, kitsch clocks and kitchen “witches” are some of the more popular decorations that can be found in many kitchens around the world. However, there is one type of decoration that is always popular, enjoyable and can be changed with minimal effort and expense. Having kitchen stickers in your home can make all the difference in decorating this time-honored place in the house.
What are Kitchen Stickers?
The traditional sticker that has reusable backing is often found in kids’ rooms because they are fun, colorful and can be used and reused in different places. The same principle applies to kitchen stickers as they are colorful, decorative and tend to be much lighter in tone so that they brighten up the room.
Today, thanks to new printing methods and backing, stickers come in many different shapes, sizes and colors, all featuring a great amount of detail. In addition, the new type of backing means that stickers can now be placed and moved easily without leaving behind any marks or residue.
A good kitchen decal is seen by everyone in the household, as well as guests, unlike many of the stickers found in kids’ bedrooms or playrooms. This means that the overall tone is generally more family-oriented and appealing to everyone rather than reflecting the true personal taste of the child.
Of course, there are exceptions to that rule and in many homes you’ll find kitchen stickers that reflect the true personality of the person who spends the most time there.
Stickers for the kitchen area include many different types from simple, colorful designs to exotic, message-type creations. But before you rush out the door to get some kitchen stickers, you’ll want to at least know where to start.
How to Choose the Right Kitchen Sticker
There is no scientific process or thesis paper you have to write in order to get the right stickers for your kitchen. The best place is to begin with the following:
Color: You’ll want kitchen stickers that compliment the color of the room, so white or black is an obvious choice if you can’t really decide. However, you can simply keep in mind the color of the place where the stickers will go and know what will work for you.
Theme: There are so many different sticker designs that you can actually choose a theme using different shapes and sizes that will work. For example, if you choose birds you can get them in different sizes and colors to put all over your kitchen to liven up the room.
Budget: Even buying stickers needs a budget, but fortunately they are relatively inexpensive. This is especially true if you compare them to many other decorating ideas. You can select one wall or small area of the kitchen and buy stickers for that and expand later if you desire.
Now that you are ready to go, just what kind of stickers really works for the kitchen?
Kitchen Shapes, Utensils and Items
A fairly popular and obvious one where spoons, spatulas and other items found around the kitchen take on sticker form so you can place them on walls and other places in your own kitchen. There are a number of wonderful designs that start with classic kitchen utensils that may be fancy or simply antique to more modern fare that provides a new look to the room.
It’s really amazing how one or two nice touches with using the right stickers can really make the kitchen your own. Plus, you can be funny or very decorative in your approach as it is all up to you.
Dry Erase Decals
Some wall stickers come with a usable, writable surface! These are perfect for kitchens, where people can leave notes for other family members, jot down grocery lists, or even leave reminders for themselves. Dry erase decals come with their own non-permanent marker, and can easily be wiped clean with a paper towel, coat sleeve, or just about anything you can find in a pinch!
These types of stickers cover a lot of territory, but basically they feature a familiar color or shape and can be used either alone or in multiples to carry out an effect. For example, if you have a number of fish stickers, they can be grouped together in a school just as birds can be shown in a flock. Or, you can pick stickers with particular geometric shapes and colors to decorate the walls.
The commonality with decorative stickers is the shape themselves is what gives them their meaning. You can really let your imagination go to work when choosing from decorative stickers that provide a unique touch to your kitchen.
Many people – especially cooks – like to decorate their kitchen with a food type theme. In that case there are countless wall decals depicting food, coffee, spices, and all sorts of cooking-related aspects of kitchen life. Want tomatoes? Peppers? Carrots? There’s something for just about every kitchen theme you can imagine that will bring out the foodie in you!
Message stickers have become quite popular in recent years, so you can find your favorite quotes, sayings and funny remarks to decorate your walls, refrigerator or anyplace you feel they can be seen and read.
With so many message stickers out there, you can choose from many different themes. There are funny messages, quirky ones, religious creeds… basically, you can find quite a few message stickers to decorate your kitchen, or you can even have your own customized decals made with a phrase all your own!
In addition to the aforementioned stickers, you can also use popular characters, items and many other different types of stickers that are made for the kitchen. When you put your mind to what you want to accomplish, kitchen stickers become a valuable decorating tool that cost very little money and yet they accomplish quite a bit.
Stickers are fun, highly decorative and removable so that you can put them in one place and then change things around when you are ready. There is nothing like using colorful decals to decorate a kitchen, especially when you are on a budget.
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