It’s so easy to be tempted into the “trendy” new design style. Sometimes I fall into the trap, too. But I’m always brought back to how valuable it is to have a neutral backdrop in certain spaces, like my kitchen. If you have a neutral backdrop, you don’t have to change up your entire home when your style shifts just a bit. To show this, I styled my neutral kitchen three ways. The background remains the same in all of them: wood flooring, white cabinets, black countertops, stainless fixtures. Even with a consistent backdrop, I could make three different styles come to life. And to be honest, the biggest changes are just the rugs!
Left: Fresh Traditional
If you’ve been following along for a while (or maybe even just for a minute) you probably know that this one would be my preferred look. Blue and white is my absolute favorite combination. I used a distressed, blue runner as the main difference in this photo (beware, it looks super dark in the photos online). Then I accessorized with a ginger jar and bright flowers.
Middle: Coastal Neutral
I dip into coastal style here and there so I was excited to see how this subtle take on coastal would turn out. I mainly let the textures take over with this one – almost no patterns. The runner (similar linked) is a blend of gray, white and metallic yarns. The stool and woven vase bring in a natural touch.
Right: Clean Boho
I don’t think I could ever embrace boho to the fullest – it’s just not me. But I did love this colorful runner (not exact one linked- couldn’t find it) with plenty of burnt orange. Other accessories included eucalyptus and a woven basket.
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