Posted by Amy Busse in Cincinnati, Home Design

Whether you’re hoping a newly designed kitchen will spark a love for cooking in you or you’re just ready for an updated look in your kitchen, a few affordable upgrades can go a really long way in making you fall in love with your space again!

Copy these 4 kitchen décor design ideas on a budget to breathe new life into your home’s kitchen:

  1. Monochrome
  2. Color Contrast
  3. Luxurious
  4. Clean and Simple
Family Cooking Together in Kitchen

1. Monochrome

The monochromatic trend is a very popular kitchen decorating idea found in many new homes these days. This simple, yet sophisticated look really draws the eye.

Kitchen With Gradient Monochromatic Colors

An added bonus is that any of your décor pieces will really pop against this uniform backdrop. Try statement colors for the place settings at your island or a floral arrangement with a few small accent pieces.

White Monochrome Kitchen

2. Color Contrast

If you’re going for a bit more depth in your kitchen, choose two contrasting colors that really make your kitchen pop.

Kitchen With Dark Cabinets and Light Walls

An easy way to contrast cabinets you already like in your kitchen is to find a fresh, new backsplash.

According to The Globe Post, “If your budget only allows for one update, a new kitchen backsplash may be exactly what your new kitchen makeover needs.”

Kitchen With Dark Backsplash and White Cabinets

If you’re less drawn to more dramatic colors in the kitchen, you can still achieve the contrast approach with neutrals. Pair tan or grey cabinets with white walls and instantly feel your space evolve.

Kitchen With Contrasting Neutrals

3. Luxurious

Metal accents instantly take your kitchen to a whole new level of elegance.

Kitchen With Rich, Dark Colors and Gold Accents

Metallic upgrades aren’t as expensive as they might seem to add to your kitchen. Blogger Carrie Higgins was able to rotate out her kitchen cabinet hardware for under $100.

To match, Carrie advises, “Don’t forget the switch plates, either. That’s the first thing I did in our house when we moved in; they are worth every penny!” See the rest of Carrie’s tips for DIY kitchen upgrades on a budget.

If you’re left with extra in your budget, also consider upgrading your lighting fixtures and/or island seating. These additional partial upgrades will really elevate the space to a new level of luxury.

Luxurious Kitchen Décor

4. Clean and Simple

There are many kitchen design styles, but you can never go wrong with a simple kitchen decoration design style.

White Kitchen With Industrial Design Accents

If you’re looking for a way to avoid clashing styles between other rooms and your kitchen in an open floorplan home, a simplistic kitchen design is a surefire way to fit designs together.

White Kitchen With Natural and Gold Accents

Easily budget for one or two colors to makeover your kitchen, and find a few simple décor pieces such as small plants or wood accents to tie it all together.

Ultimately, make your kitchen work for you. Whatever brings you happiness in your space with the people who matter to you—whether over a home-cooked meal or delivery from your favorite local restaurant—make your kitchen an inviting, welcoming hub people are drawn to make memories in together.

Couple Enjoying Breakfast in Kitchen

Feeling like taking on a bigger kitchen project? Learn how to remodel your whole kitchen on a budget.



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Amy Busse
Amy Busse

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As the Design Studio Manager in Cincinnati, Amy brings years of experience, expertise, and knowledge to her role. She has been with M/I Homes since 2014 and has helped many homebuyers design their home from start to finish. Her time in the home building industry began in 2003, and ever since, she has had a passion for turning a buyer’s dream into reality! She enjoys utilizing her creative abilities to transform an idea into a finished product. From color palettes to features and more, Amy has a talent for crafting a modern, polished look that is unique to each buyer. Her knowledge of interior design, the latest trends, and high quality products makes her one of the best resources in the industry!

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