15 Best Design and Décor Kitchen Ideas and Inspiration

Are you looking for design and decorating ideas and inspiration to help refresh your kitchen? In this post, I’ll share 15 tips and ideas to transform your space into the beautiful kitchen you’ve always wanted.

We spend a lot of time in our kitchens. It’s the perfect place to entertain, try new recipes, or sit at the kitchen table while enjoying the view.

It’s the heart of the home, so it’s important that we love this space. If you’ve been researching ways to breathe new life into your kitchen, this post has you covered.

cottage style kitchen eating area

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15 best kitchen ideas for 2023

Kitchen Ideas and Inspiration

Today I’m joining my blogging friends to show you our favorite kitchen ideas and inspiration.

Whether you’re looking for ideas on kitchen cabinets, how to style a hutch or open shelving, updating a kitchen table, decorating ideas, or organizing your space, we have what you’re looking for.

So sit back, grab your favorite drink, and check out some of the best kitchen ideas to share with you.

cottage kitchen

potted flowering plants on kitchen island

House Beautiful lists several kitchen design trends for 2023. Here are just a few…

  • Reimagined Islands: new shapes, as well as swapping out a traditional or large island for a multifunctional dining table
  • Mix and Match Countertops: white marble and butcher block, quartz and soapstone are just a couple of examples
  • Warm Woods: a white kitchen has been popular, but watch for the return to dark stained wood cabinetry
  • Pattern and Color: marble countertops, bold wallpaper, different patterns, and two-toned cabinets
  • Textile Details: adding elements of softness to counterbalance marble, metal hardware, and stainless steel range hood and other appliances

Decorating Ideas and Inspiration for Your Kitchen

kitchen view of stove and refrigerator

How To Decorate Above Kitchen Cabinets -Modern Farmhouse Style

Rachel | The Ponds Farmhouse

Are you looking for ideas on decorating above your kitchen upper cabinets with a modern farmhouse style? This is a great place to show off collectibles, and my friend Rachel shares tips for creative decorating for this space.

kitchen with island and barstools

How to Decorate Kitchen Countertops – Easy Tips and Ideas

Robyn | Robyn’s French Nest

It is tricky to decorate kitchen countertops in inviting ways without feeling cluttered. Follow these simple tips to make kitchen counter space and kitchen island decorating a breeze!

kitchen hutch styling

How to Style a Kitchen Hutch

Michele | Vintage Home Designs

Do you have trouble styling your china cabinet or kitchen hutch? Michele has some easy step-by-step ideas on how to decorate your hutch with layers that add uniqueness and interest.

kitchen counter vignette

How To Style Your Kitchen Counters For Spring

Tammy | White Lilac Farm

As we transition into spring, do you struggle with how to style your kitchen counters? You can have beautifully styled kitchen counters without a lot of fuss or clutter. Let Tammy show you the best way to bring spring accents to your kitchen.

Kitchen Open Shelving Tips and Ideas

subway tile and open shelving in kitchen

Yes, You Should Definitely Put In Open Shelving!

Pasha | Pasha is Home

Open shelves are a controversial kitchen addition. This post explains why you should install them in your kitchen and what a great focal point they are.

open shelves in kitchen

How To Style Open Kitchen Shelving

Heidi | Eleanor Rose Home

Here are eight simple, universal tips & tricks for styling open kitchen shelving that can be applied to any shelf in any room, regardless of personal style.

Kitchen Cabinet Ideas and Inspiration

kitchen with cherry cabinets

How to Make a Kitchen with Cherry Cabinets Look Amazing Without Painting Them

Anne and AnnMarie | Simply 2 Moms

Who says you can’t have a modern kitchen with cherry cabinets? Anne and AnneMarie have ideas to update your kitchen with wood cabinets without painting them.

glass door cabinets in kitchen

How to Paint Wood Cabinets With Chalk Paint

Stacy | Bricks ‘n Blooms

Looking to update your kitchen on a budget? Learn how to paint wood cabinets with chalk paint from my good friend Stacy from Bricks ‘n Blooms. It’s a budget-friendly remodel that is easy to do and worth the effort!

white cabinets in kitchen

Why Refinishing Your Kitchen Cabinets Is A Good Idea

Kelly | The Tattered Pew

Thinking about redoing your kitchen cabinets? If so, Kelly’s post is a must-read on why refinishing kitchen cabinets is a good idea!

Kitchen Design Ideas

blue cabinets in butler's pantry

Butler’s Pantry Design Ideas and Tips for Your Home

Wendy | WM Design House

Looking to update your butler’s pantry with a few DIY projects on a budget? Learn how to lay a beadboard over your existing tile backsplash, paint your cabinet doors, and pour epoxy countertops.

kitchen island area

Update a Dated 90’s Kitchen on a Budget

Jen | Tatertots and Jello

Update a dated 90’s kitchen on a budget. Bring your kitchen into the new century with these classic ways to refresh!

DIY Ideas for Your Kitchen

kitchen table eating area

Affordable Kitchen Table Makeover With Oops Paint

Jen | Midwest Life and Style

Do you have an outdated dining area table that could use some TLC? Jen shows you how easy it is to give your kitchen table an affordable makeover with just a bit of mistint paint.

copper pot rack in kitchen

How to Make a Beautiful European-Style Copper Pot Rack

Renae | Peacock Ridge Farm

Follow along as Renae shows you how to make an elegant pot rack from copper pipe. See her complete step-by-step instructions. This is a great way to display your pots and pans when you lack storage space in your kitchen.

Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your Kitchen

pantry organization with jars and baskets

The Easiest Way to Organize Your Pantry & Refrigerator

CoCo | The Crowned Goat

Do your kitchen spaces need organizing? CoCo shares simple tips and tricks on keeping your pantry and refrigerator neat and tidy all year.

spring styling on open shelving

13 Ways to Create a Charming Cottage-Style Kitchen

Have you considered transforming your kitchen into a more relaxed and cozy space? I’ll show you 13 simple ways to create a charming cottage-style kitchen.

See how I created a cottage kitchen using simple ideas in a reasonable price range. I added a few things to create my dream kitchen: a farmhouse kitchen sink, pendant lights, white cabinets with glass doors, and subway tile.

I hope you’ve found some great kitchen ideas that will help transform your space into the new kitchen you’ve been dreaming of.

Be sure to leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you.

Until next time,


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  1. Redoing my kitchen has been on my mind, and this blog couldn’t have come at a better time. The farmhouse-inspired kitchen ideas are so charming, and the incorporation of open shelving for displaying dishes and décor is a practical yet aesthetic choice. I’ve also noticed that adding a touch of greenery, like potted herbs, can bring life to the space. This article serves as a wonderful mood board for anyone looking to revamp their kitchen into a cozy and inviting area.

  2. Kim, I just adore your style and your cute cottage. I can’t wait to borrow some of your decorating ideas for my own kitchen.

  3. This beautiful kitchen with this gorgeous view is everything, Kim! I love the way you incorporated so many budget friendly cottage style ideas. And how you tucked so many fabulous vignettes into the space as well. It’s all so pretty! Hugs, CoCo

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