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7 Decor Ideas for a Kitchen Refresh this Spring

by | 02.12.23 | Home Decor

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we cook family meals, entertain guests, and hunt for our late-night snacks. Our kitchen can be a busy place, so keeping it tidy and welcoming is important. 

You can easily give your kitchen a facelift without spending a lot of money. Check out these seven decor ideas for a kitchen refresh this spring.

Kitchen Refresh Option 1: Swap Out Your Store-Labeled Soap Dispensers

For an easy and immediate upgrade in your kitchen, swap out the plastic store-labeled hand soap dispenser and dish soap dispenser for decorative ones. Think about your style and the type of decor in your home. Get soap dispensers with labels that match your style.

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I also use a small bamboo tray to put the hand soap and dish soap on. It keeps the soaps together and adds a pop of simple, neutral style. I purchased the tray as part of a bathroom set on Amazon, but it works just as well in the kitchen.

Consider swapping out those old blue sponges for natural white sponges to refresh your kitchen and give it a more neutral and clean look.

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You can also do a similar swap for your cooking oils. There are tons of decorative oil dispensers that look much nicer than plastic store-labeled bottles.

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Kitchen Refresh Option 2: Organize Your Spices

The spice cabinet is one major area of clutter in most kitchens. My spice cabinet used to be a mess. I had multiple containers of the same spice, spices in all different sizes, spices in bags, and spices in containers. It always took me forever to find what I was looking for because half the spices were shoved to the back of the cabinet.

Since I cook most of my own meals, I wanted my spices to be easily visible and accessible. So I purchased a spice rack. I generally don’t prefer to store items on the kitchen counter. But I use the spices often and save a ton of time having the clean and organized rack right there next to the stove. 

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My spice rack is from Costco. You can get a similar spice rack on Amazon.

If you don’t have room on your counter or prefer to keep your spices in a cabinet, consider swapping out the store-labeled containers for nicely labeled, matching glass containers for a clean, organized look. Organize them in your cabinet using a tiered rack, so you can easily see the spices. 

Kitchen Refresh Option 3: Create a Coffee or Tea Station

When I wake up in the mornings, I like to make a cup of coffee or tea and sit outside or by the fireplace (depending on the time of year) for a few minutes to get some fresh air and sunlight. I love having a little coffee and tea corner in my kitchen.

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You can organize your coffee and tea station to have everything in one place to make your mornings more efficient. You can also decorate this area with your own personal touch to add something unique to your kitchen.

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I keep my space simple with white tea cups and a faux plant to add a pop of color.

Kitchen Refresh Option 4: Decorate with Small Minimalist Plants

Having plants in the home adds a hint of natural greenery and can have a calming effect. Place one or two small plants in your kitchen for a minimalist look and to add a pop of color and beauty. 

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If you are one of those people (like me) who cannot keep plants alive, try a succulent or a cactus. These plants are lower maintenance and tend to live longer with less attention. 

Another solution is to use faux plants. As much as I love the real deal, I use fake plants in my home. It’s low maintenance, and my cats can’t eat them.

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These faux potted plants from Amazon are my favorite.

Kitchen Refresh Option 5: Use a Decorative Produce Basket

Purchase a cute produce basket for fruit and vegetables that don’t need to be refrigerated. If you are running low on counter space, opt for a standing produce basket with tiers. 

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I purchased mine from Homegoods. You can find a similar one on Amazon.

Kitchen Refresh Option 6: Use Pretty Hand Towels 

Purchase new hand towels that go with the overall theme of your kitchen. They don’t have to be expensive, and they don’t have to just be for decoration. (And then you don’t have to get angry at your husband for using the “good” towels.)

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I use these hand towels from Hearth and Hand at Target for drying hands. I also use these dish towels from Amazon to dry dishes or wipe counters. Both are minimalist and neutral.

Kitchen Refresh Option 7: Clear Your Countertops

This isn’t technically a “decor” idea, but keeping your kitchen counters as clear of clutter boosts the aesthetics of your home. Your kitchen will look cleaner, and it won’t drive you crazy when you try to prepare meals.

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Only keep items on the counter that you use often and have no other logical or functional space to store them. For example, your coffee maker, toaster oven, knife set, or spice rack. 

I put my blender and toaster away even though we use both often because I do have space to store these items in cabinets rather than on the counter.

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Spend a few minutes thinking about how you use the space in your kitchen, how much space you have (both in cabinets and on countertops), and how you want to feel in your kitchen. This will help you decide what type of swaps to make and what type of decor you want to use.

Try one (or all) of these simple decor ideas for a kitchen refresh this spring and instantly make it feel more like home. Post on Instagram and tag me.