Step It Up A Notch

We are dedicating this month’s blog to sharing a few of our favorite ways to freshen up kitchens. Kitchens are where the lion’s share of living takes place for most families.  Whether you are slaving over meal prep, entertaining a dinner party, or savoring your coffee before the kids wake up, your kitchen deserves a little something special. We’ve got some great ways to step up your kitchen, dining, and entertaining style.

Let’s talk about simple island and table centerpieces. We love the way this wood tray makes this kitchen area more inviting. We used a few small pieces of pottery to add height, followed by a pop of color and texture with a printed dish towel.

Expressions currently has a variety of patterned dish towels in stock. Who said drying dishes can’t be fun? Whether you prefer neutrals and muted tones, or a pop of color, shop with us to find a set that perfectly expresses your style. They also make great gifts for a bridal shower, birthday, or house warming. 

The next centerpiece features a metal tray. What makes this centerpiece interesting is the way the metal and the wood table contrast. Once again we chose pottery where we incorporated height and a pop of color. Another way you could add a pop of color is by incorporating a WoodWick Candle. Sniff your way through dozens of different scents the next time you stop in!

A table runner can also make a bold statement. It canbe that one piece that ties your entire dining area together. We have dozens of styles to pick from. For the table above, we chose a simple, white linen table runner with a fun, yet subtle pom-pom border.

If you’re entertaining, you’ll need a bottle opener handy, like the ones we have pictured below! It gets the job done and could even work as an “ice-breaker” when conversing with your guests. Another way to accessorize your dining area is with these adorable coasters. Add a little character, and protect your wood furniture at the same time!  

Expressions currently carries a line of cute patterned bowls that we love to work with. They would be a fun way to serve your favorite appetizers. In the photo below we found them functional as a fun accent for a kitchen table, island, and coffee table.

Sprucing up your dining area doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. At Expressions, we have all of the essentials. Stop by today and we will have you back in your refreshed dining area, sipping on a chilled Moscow Mule in no time. Did we mention we have Moscow Mule cups?…..and CLICK HERE for a favorite recipe to pair them with!


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