The kitchen is the heart of the home, and arguably a house’s most important focal point. During family parties and friendly get-togethers, regardless of how large your home may be, people always seem to migrate toward the kitchen. If you’re looking for one project that can truly transform your kitchen into a space you’ll love to share (without spending a fortune), consider upgrading your backsplash.
When it comes to choosing a backsplash, the options really are limitless. From brick to tile, glass mosaic to rustic stacked stone, changing your backsplash will is one easy method of modernizing your kitchen without emptying your entire bank account. Not to mention, there are plenty of DIY options for the home improvement enthusiast.
When choosing your backsplash design, the first thing you will need to do is to take full stock of your kitchen’s elements. Consider the color of your appliances, countertops and flooring. While mixing and matching interior décor styles can make a bold and urbane statement, it can also resemble a train wreck if you make decisions blindly.
Secondly, decide which sort of mood or feeling you’re looking to accomplish. Cozy traditional, metropolitan contemporary, high class simplicity or modern exotic – the choice is yours. Keep in mind, however, that a backsplash will occupy a large amount of what might currently be negative space within your kitchen. Choosing something sporting a complex or busy pattern may look too overbearing.
Another important tip to remember is to keep the style of your countertops in harmony with your backsplash, but not exactly the same. For example, if you have granite countertops, continuing your granite up as a backsplash could look tacky – like the interior of a 1980s RV. Instead, choose a material that complements the look such as a simple tile with accent details.
Finally, remember that a backsplash is a great opportunity to really awaken your décor dreams. If your countertops are simple and plain, you can get away with something much more daring – such as a bright multicolored mosaic or an ultra-glamorous mirror design. Whatever you choose, remember it’s something that you, and your guests, will be seeing quite a bit.