Decorating and accessorizing a traditional home can be a costly endeavor, especially when starting from scratch. Items from home decor stores cost a small fortune, but some of the most impressive accessories do not come from stores. It is possible to accessorize a kitchen on a budget, and without compromising style. Decorating the heart of the home can be fun and easy with repurposed items, flea market finds and homemade decor for countertops, windowsills, shelving and more. Use these stylish ways to accessorize your kitchen while sticking to a budget, and give it amazing appeal and traditional charm.
The Beauty of Old Glass Bottles
Old glass bottles in a sunny windowsill look amazing in a traditional kitchen, and they are ideal when trying to accessorize on a budget. I picked up several old bottles in beautiful shades of blue and green at local yard sales. I also found a couple of pretty clear glass bottles. I filled the clear bottles with blue and green flat glass marbles. They coordinated beautifully with the green and blue glass, and I spent less than $10 for everything.
Accessorize on a Budget with a Few Potted Plants
It is amazing how potted plants can be used to beautifully accessorize a traditional kitchen. They are naturally stylish, and they can be planted in unexpected containers. I used pretty teacups to hold small spider plants. I purchased the teacups at a flea market for fifty cents a piece, and the spider plant babies were free. Many houseplants can be propagated and shared with those on a budget, and they provide unique new ways to accessorize a traditional kitchen.
Decorate a Kitchen with Traditional Crockery
When looking for stylish ways to accessorize a traditional kitchen on a budget, consider using crockery. Crocks come in many different sizes and shapes, and they have many uses that go far beyond iced tea and homemade dill pickles. I use a heavy crock to hold utensils near the stove and to stylishly accessorize my traditional kitchen. One of my favorite pieces is an old bowl that belonged to my grandmother. I use it to hold a faux plant on a corner kitchen shelf. It was a budget way to dress up an otherwise ordinary planter.
Accessorize a Traditional Kitchen with Spice Bottles
In addition to crockery, potted plants and eye catching glass bottles, I use spice bottles to accessorize my traditional kitchen. My favorite decor serves double duty. I chose budget bottles with peel and stick labels, and I purchased bulk spices from an Amish store instead of buying the overpriced store-bought containers. The spices add interest and natural appeal to the room, and I use them on a regular basis in my traditional kitchen.
Source: Personal and Professional Home Design and Decorating Experience