The main goal of the kitchen is to make food. This involves preparing and storing food items. The kitchen can be the place for social get-togethers and other types of entertainment but the focus is on eating and enjoying the foods that have been made in it. To stick to the basics, keep your kitchen functional.
Clutter should not be a part of the kitchen or work surfaces. Make sure that you keep your decor to a minimum and keep working surfaces free and clear of obstructions that do not add to the function of the kitchen.
Some kitchen appliances can be left out, but only if they are used regularly. Items such as blenders and toasters can be left out but they should not interfere with the preparation of food items.
The walls have been primarily the main source for decor in the kitchen. Unless the walls are all cabinets, you have this work surface to decorate any way you would like. You can hang pictures, artwork and novelty items that make the room attractive and home-like.
The only other surface in the kitchen that is free to decorate is the floor. Make sure that you do not clutter this space however that does not allow for freedom of movement.
You can decorate the floor with rugs and carpet that match the color theme you are working. There are stain resistant types of rugs and carpeting and make sure that you select these types because of accidents that can occur in the kitchen.
Some useful decor items you can use are utensils, make sure that they are matching sets to add a flair of elegance and design to your kitchen.
The kitchen was designed to prepare food and that is the way that it should be kept. Make sure that you keep your decor on the walls and floors and do not take up unnecessary room on the counters with things that are not needed or used.