Just like an aspiring Picasso with a blank canvas in front of him, you feel excited at the idea of decorating your own kitchen backsplash. Although very keen on letting your personality and sense of style shine through, you find this task to be somewhat daunting. With so many options to sift through (tiles, glass, steel), it’s understandable how confused you might be at the onset. Here are a few guidelines on how to decorate your kitchen backsplash.
Consider the countertop. The style and color of your countertop will most likely dictate the kind of tiles you choose for your backsplash. Select tiles in a color which closely matches that of your countertop. In order to have a sense of harmony, make sure that the color compliments nearby fixtures such as cabinets.
Stress your style. Decide whether you want to go traditional or contemporary. More old-fashioned elements such as marble and granite will come into play if you choose to go traditional, while sleeker lines will be more evident if you opt for a more modern look.
Go for a test drive. Before you go ahead and buy those tiles, ask for some samples which you can tape to the walls. This way, you can get a feel of what they look like. See how they appear as light hits them and changes throughout the day. Pick one main color and some accent colors to spread out.
Think about budget. It’s so easy to get lost in all the tile options, but always remember to set a budget and stick to it. If you’re strapped for cash, go for classic white ceramic instead of those chic tiles. It’s better invest more in quality than in aesthetics, so you can probably spend a bit more on nice grout, to make sure that your tiles stick to the wall.
Cooking will be much more fun and fulfilling when done amid a beautiful backdrop. Take the time to carefully choose the tiles for your kitchen backsplash, and you’re sure to impress your family and guests with not only your cooking prowess, but your artistic flair as well.