Help me figure out how to decorate my kitchen.
Now that I'm finishing up my bedroom, I'd like to start figuring out what to do with my kitchen. I honestly don't have a clue though. At least with my bedroom, I had an inspiration picture that I was working from which made it so much easier. I do have to say that a little part of me has enjoyed the emptiness of my kitchen, because my last kitchen was so cluttered. I decided that I didn't want a cansiter set just for looks in this house. In fact I bought a manual canopener to keep in the drawer instead of having one sit on my countertop. I love French Country, so I would love for my kitchen to show that. I don't know where to get one or where to put it, but I want an off-white ceramic rooster. The only thought I've had for decorating is using off-white accents, but would that be boring? I'm in this weird decorating place right now where I'm not really drawn to any particular color. I even bought off white dishes.
On the other hand, do I need some color to give me the warm feeling of a French Country Kitchen? At one time, I wanted a red and gold kitchen, but now I'm not sure. I love transferware, but I've never been crazy about the blue. I could actually see the blue with dark cabinets though. That's why I need to see or hear your vision for my kitchen.
Front door on left. Kitchen on right.
You'll have to ignore my messy "dining room". I've chosen for this room to be functional, not pretty, right now. Maybe once I have the rest of the house decorated, I'll tackle this area. The wall on the left is one of my big problem areas. As you can see it's a walkway to every part of the house, so I don't want any type of furniture up against that wall.
Here's a direct shot of the wall. Someone obviously had a tapestry on this wall at one time. I think that's a great idea, but I'm not a tapestry person. Would you put a couple of pictures or a whole wall of pictures? One big one in the middle surrounded by smaller ones? Anything besides pictures? Of course, I'm just as puzzled about the shelf above the wall.
Just realized I have a picture of the when it was for sale. You can see he had a couple of pictures there.