It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to update your kitchen. Here’s a round up of 15 budget-friendly but beautiful DIY kitchen decor ideas that include how to style areas of your kitchen, updating outdated kitchens & cabinets, and so much more.
Today I’m joining a group of friends to share with you inexpensive, budget-friendly DIY kitchen decor ideas!
I think when most of us think of updating our kitchens we imagine big dollar signs, because to update our kitchens we need new cabinets, new appliances, new countertops, etc. But that doesn’t have to be the case.
There are easy & inexpensive ways to update a kitchen from painting existing cabinets, adding open shelving, and simply changing the decor in our kitchens seasonally. These small updates will make your kitchen feel fresh & new without having to spend a lot of money on big kitchen renovations.
So, take a peek at this roundup of DIY kitchen decor ideas that won’t break the bank organized by my friend Rachel of The Ponds Farmhouse.
I think you will find inspiration and maybe a few DIY ideas to try in your home!
If this is your first time visiting Eleanor Rose Home, welcome! This is me (Hi, I’m Heidi) in our cottage-farmhouse kitchen whipping up a batch of my favorite stovetop potpourri.
I love creating a cozy home for my family with seasonal decor, simple DIY’s, and comfort food recipes. You can learn more about me, my family, and ERH here.
DIY Kitchen Decor Ideas
Here are 15 DIY kitchen decor ideas to try today!
1. Tips for Styling Open Kitchen Shelving
If you’ve been here for a while, you may remember we removed the upper kitchen cabinet we had hanging here last spring during our kitchen renovation. We replaced that cabinet with open kitchen shelving. It was honestly one of the best decisions we made when updating our kitchen. Removing the cabinet made our kitchen feel lighter & brighter, and this open kitchen shelving has become one of my favorite areas in our home to style!
However, I know that styling open kitchen shelving can be challenging & difficult. The decor on your kitchen shelves should not only be visually appealing but also balanced, cohesive, and cozy.
In this blog post I shared last summer, I took the guess work out of styling open shelving, with my 8 simple, universal tips & tricks for styling open kitchen shelving. These tips can be used in the kitchen but can also be applied to any shelf, in any room, regardless of your personal style.
Looking for even more tips, tricks, and ideas on kitchen shelf styling? Be sure to download my free eBook, “How to Style Shelves Like a Pro” only available to Eleanor Rose Home insiders.
Our open kitchen shelf was recently featured in a magazine! You can also see our kitchen in this spring issue of Cottages & Bungalows magazine.
2. Coffee & Wine Bar Renovation
Wendy of WM Design House
Update your butler’s pantry with a few DIY projects on a budget. Learn how to lay a beadboard backsplash over your existing tile, paint your cabinets, and pour epoxy countertops.
3. Styling a Kitchen Hutch With DIY Kitchen Decor
Michele of Vintage Home Designs
Do you have trouble styling your china cabinet or kitchen hutch? Michele shares some easy step by step ideas on how to decorate you hutch with layers that add uniqueness and interest.
4. Affordable Kitchen Table Makeover
Jen of Midwest Life & Style
Easily transform an outdated table with oops paint. Jen shows how easy it is to give your kitchen table an affordable makeover with just a bit of mistinted paint.
5. Tips to Organize Your Pantry
Coco of The Crowned Goat
Simple tips and tricks on how to keep your pantry and refrigerator neat and tidy all year long.
6. DIY Kitchen Decor Above Cabinets
Rachel of The Ponds Farmhouse
Tips and tricks on how to add DIY kitchen decor above kitchen cabinets with a modern farmhouse style. Rachel shares ideas for creative decorating using collectibles and more.
7. Updating Cherry Cabinets in the Kitchen Without Painting Them
Anne & Ann Marie of Simply 2 Moms
Who says a kitchen with cherry cabinets can’t look modern? Anne & Ann Marie share ideas to update your kitchen with wood cabinets without painting them!
8. 13 Ways to Create a Cottage Kitchen
Kim of Shiplap & Shells
Have you considered transforming your kitchen into a more relaxed and cozy space? Kim will show you 13 simple ways to create a charming cottage-style kitchen.
9. DIY Kitchen Decor on Kitchen Countertops
Robyn of Robyn’s French Nest
It is tricky to decorate kitchen countertops in inviting ways without feeling cluttered. Follow these simple tips for to make kitchen counter and kitchen island decorating a breeze!
10. Painting Wood Cabinets With Chalk Paint
Stacy of Bricks n’ Blooms
Learn how to paint wood cabinets with chalk paint. It’s a budget-friendly remodel that is easy to do and totally worth the effort!
11. DIY Kitchen Decor for Spring
Tammy of White Lilac Farmhouse
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. Tammy shares how to bring in spring accents to your kitchen.
12. Install Open Kitchen Shelving
Pasha of Pasha is Home
Open shelves can be a controversial kitchen addition. This post gives you all the reasons you should install open kitchen shelving in your kitchen.
13. How to Update a 90’s Kitchen on a Budget
Jen of Tatertots & Jello
Ideas on how to update a dated 90’s kitchen on a budget. Bring your kitchen into the new century with these classic ways to refresh!
14. DIY Kitchen Decor With a European Style Copper Pot Rack
Renae of Peacock Ridge Farm
Renae shares how to create DIY kitchen decor with an elegant European pot rack from copper pipe with step by step instructions.
15. Refinishing Kitchen Cabinets
Kelly of The Tattered Pew
Thinking about redoing your kitchen cabinets? Then Kelly’s post is a must read on why refinishing kitchen cabinets is a good idea!
More Kitchen Decor Ideas
Check out our spring kitchen decor in our recent spring home tour.
Looking ahead to summer? You can see our summer kitchen decor last year in this summer home tour blog post.
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