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In this blog post, I will be sharing with you some of my favorite kitchen décor ideas in Kenya. 

I hope it provides inspiration as you’re designing your own kitchen

Buy Curtains

Kitchen decor ideas in Kenya:

The first kitchen décor ideas in Kenya is a simple and easy one: buy curtains! 

Curtains are great because they can set the mood for your space in addition to providing privacy or blocking out light from windows on sunny days. 

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Use hanging shelves

Use hanging shelves

Another idea to decorate a small kitchen in Kenya is using hanging shelves that come up from the ground instead of sitting on them. 

This allows for more storage options while also being an attractive way to display items like pottery or bowls if needed.

Kitchen decor ideas in Kenya: Get rugs

Kitchen decor ideas in Kenya: Get rugs

Floor-length, runner, or small round – to make your space feel cozier. 

These can be placed in front of a bright window for an even better effect! 

Home décor

Home décor

The perfect thing to spruce up any room is with some new decorative items like lamps, vases, pillows, candles, etc. 

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An assortment of colors and styles are always best so there’s something for everyone.

Pick out what speaks most to you and don’t forget seasonal decorations as well! 

It’s nice sometimes just to change out your decor so you’re not always looking at the same thing day in and day out. 

Cookbooks

Cookbooks shelf in kenya to decorate kitchen

Another one of the best kitchen décor ideas in Kenya is displaying cookbooks.

It’s nice to have a few of these on hand for when you need inspiration! 

Keep them well stocked with some new ones too, like “The New Basics” or “Joyful Vegan Kitchen.”

All cookbooks are welcome here! 

You can also display all of your favorites up high where they’ll be easily accessible as oftentimes we don’t think to look there first. 

A vase filled with lemons

A vase filled with lemons

This is another way to make your kitchen more beautiful without spending any money (or time)! 

It smells good and looks great – what else could you ask for? 

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Well, maybe something from the dollar store like post-it notes and a dry erase marker so you can make your own recipe index.

A vase of flowers

A vase of flowers

I know this one might not be as practical, but it sure is beautiful! 

If you have an outcropping on the counter that’s just begging for some plants to grow in then add some succulents, or better yet – get something sturdy like airplanes light (hey, they’re actually edible!) 

Kitchen decor ideas in Kenya: Candle

Kitchen decor ideas in Kenya: Candle

If there isn’t already enough light coming from overhead lights here are two ways to make more. 

The first way is by using candles which will do wonders for ambiance while also making everything look nicer than usual. 

And second?

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A string of fairy lights hung from the ceiling will do wonders for mood lighting.

A cutting board

A cutting board in kenya

This is one of those things that’s different and better than just having a counter space sitting there unused. 

Plus it’ll look nice too! 

And if you have an old or dusty board lying around, then spruce it up with some new paint (even something as simple as metallic spraypaint). 

Kitchen Decorative items in Kenya

Kitchen Decorative items in Kenya

Add some personality to your kitchen by adding little decorations like pictures on walls, knickknacks/trinkets placed throughout cabinet shelves, spices in mason jars next to your stovetop – anything really! 

It doesn’t need to be extravagant either; even small decorative pieces can turn into focal points in any room. 

Knife drawer in Kenya

Knife drawer in Kenya

If you have a cluttered knife block, then try keeping knives in a drawer instead. 

One of the reasons for this is because it makes cleaning up easier and also lessens the risk of your child accidentally stabbing themselves with one while they’re playing around on the ground or leaning against something that has sharp edges.

Painted cabinets/countertops

Painted cabinets/countertops

Adding color to an otherwise plain kitchen can make things more visually appealing! 

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A small window seat

A small window seat as kitchen decor idea in Kenya

We always incorporate them into our design projects (see some examples here), but why not include one in your own home? 

If you don’t want something too bulky, just get a piece made from IKEA’s BRIMNES series – all the parts come in a flat pack and are really easy to assemble.

Pendant light fixtures in Kenya

Pendant light fixtures in Kenya

These types of lights provide ample lighting above the work surface, add visual interest.

And they’re also great for task lighting underneath cabinets or overcooking areas. 

We recommend installing one on either side of your stovetop so you can easily see what you’re doing while preparing food 

A top-shelf dishwasher rack

A top-shelf dishwasher rack

This will allow extra counter space when unloading dirty dishes from the dishwasher – it’ll practically give you more room than before! 

Always make sure that no part of the wire racks touches any part of an electrical socket; otherwise, risk causing a short circuit if water leaks onto metal wirings below.

Mirror cabinet doors in Kenya

Mirror cabinet doors in Kenya

These make your kitchen appear more spacious and they’re a great way to add style. 

If you have two mirror cabinets, try displaying items on the shelves so that one side has an organized look while the other is styled with more personality 

An open shelving system

An open shelving system

This will help free up counter space and gives your kitchen a cleaner feel. 

The only downside of open shelves is that it’s harder to keep things clean because there are no dividers.

Paint or wallpaper over tile backsplash for added depth

Paint or wallpaper over tile backsplash for added depth

If you don’t want to replace your brick or stone backsplash, but still want something new, then consider painting over it! 

A fun patterned wallpaper can also create drama within simple kitchens.

Dining table or breakfast bar seating area

Dining table or breakfast bar seating area

If there’s not enough room on one side of your kitchen then try adding a dining table against the wall (and don’t forget about chairs!).

Or put up an island with counter space that has stools around it so guests have somewhere comfortable to sit while waiting. 

You can also use an oversized coffee table as a workstation by using butcher block paper plates and cups!

Walls decorated with different color tiles

Walls decorated with different color tiles

The way you arrange your kitchen in Kenya can make it look bigger than it actually is so go ahead and use every inch of floor space by hanging wallpapers or tiling them in different colors.

This will create an illusion that makes the room seem larger. 

You could also paint one side of your walls in a contrasting hue such as white, soft blue, pale green, etc., which will make the opposite side (which should be painted in either dark colors like black, navy, or brown) feel higher.

Kitchen decor ideas in Kenya: Lighting

Kitchen decor ideas in Kenya: Lighting

One of the best ways to make your kitchen feel more spacious is by installing recessed lighting and under-cabinet lights. 

Fluorescent fixtures are not recommended as they cast an unpleasant, cold light that can be harsh on skin tones. 

The key here is diffused light so you’ll want to avoid spotlights or bare bulbs in favor of directional lamps with shades for optimal results.

Use natural elements

Use natural elements

Installing things like a rustic wood table, potted plants, stringed fairy lights, and fresh flowers will all add a touch of warmth and personality while making it look less clinical. 

Try filling up baskets with herbs and spices too – this way when you’re cooking it’s always within arm’s reach without having to spend time hunting through drawers for the right thing.

Mix textures

Mix textures

A good rule of thumb is to try and mix materials such as wood, metal, glass, or stone with each other to create a well-balanced space that isn’t too uniform. 

This will help break up any dead spaces by providing variety in different colors and patterns without being overwhelming on one’s eyes.

Invest in some art

kitchen art in kenya for decoration

You don’t need much – just something small here and there can make all the difference! 

For example, you could frame an old photo from your childhood instead of spending money on expensive wallpapers.

It’ll give guests a glimpse into your family life rather than looking like any other kitchen out there.

Invest in some plants

Invest in some plants

Not only will this bring life into your kitchen in Kenya but they can also provide privacy by blocking windows or doorways if placed on either side. 

This way guests don’t feel like they’re being watched while eating!”

Use natural light wisely

Use natural light wisely

The best thing about having an open kitchen is how much sunlight pours through – so use it well! 

Open up as many cupboards and drawers as possible for increased ambient lighting.

Alternatively, pull back curtains during daytime hours when not using the oven or stovetop.

Wall-mounted spice racks in Kenya

Wall-mounted spice racks in Kenya

These are perfect for storing spices, herbs, and oils.

Flatware caddy

Flatware caddy in kenya

They’re great for keeping your cutlery organized 

Add color where necessary

When decorating always remember that less is more. 

If you want to add a splash of color, then do it sparingly and make sure the colors match.

Keep things simple

Truth is, kitchens in Kenya can be cluttered quickly. 

To avoid this, all you need to do is take some time to consider what items are most important and find ways for them to fit in the space

Bonus kitchen decor ideas in Kenya:

  • A beautiful set of dishes and/or glassware 
  • Fresh flowers to keep your kitchen from feeling sterile or boring 
  • A plant that will make your space feel more alive
  • Cabinets or pantry with glass doors: well-organized storage space is much more pleasing to the eye.

In conclusion,  a kitchen can be an overwhelming space to decorate, but it doesn’t have to be. Start with a few key items and then build on them from there!

I hope this post was helpful in your search for ideas about how to make your own kitchen in Kenya feel unique and special. Happy Decorating!

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