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Old 03-04-2013, 09:17 AM   #31
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:41 AM   #32
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The problem with having any kind of theme or collection is that it becomes an easy gift idea for everyone in your life, until you're drowning in "theme."

Years ago, I bought myself a cute Pooh cookie jar from the Disney store. Then DH bought me one for my birthday and another for Christmas. Suddenly, it was a "collection" and I got more from other family members for a couple years. I display them all on top of my cabinets, and they look cute. But then MIL decided that I needed a whole Pooh kitchen and got me towels, pot holders, utensil holder, etc., etc. Then my mom found the same pattern on sale and got me MORE towels and potholders, plus the trivet, salt and pepper shakers, water carafe, etc. Now, I LOVE Pooh, but it ended up just being too much clutter in the kitchen, and I couldn't get rid of anything because they were gifts.

When we moved, I "redecorated" with NO theme, and politely told my family no more cookie jars.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:07 PM   #33
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No themes anywhere in my house. I really dislike themes.

I am a minimalist everywhere but especially in the kitchen. White cupboards with stainless steel appliances. As little as possible on the countertops - no visible junk. No stencilled mottos or sayings on the walls.

I can't work/cook/think in a cluttered space.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:30 PM   #34
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sort of I guess, wine and fruit and a few herb things thrown in. lol
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:16 PM   #35
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More of a color scheme than a theme. My walls are barn red and a buttery yellow. I have large paintings my daughter made and large family photographs above the cabinets, with some (yes, fake) greenery in between.

I also use the area above the cabinets to display some seasonal decorations, so my kitchen theme changes with the seasons.
Personally, I love your COLORS.
But I've already had them both for over 15 yrs. I am the first person I know who started doing RED all over and I have 2 very butter YELLOW walls right now that will be repainted. I've never regretted that decision, my husband thought I was nuts. I just told him " I think being happy with that color for this long proves I knew what I liked". And I'll trust myself again. I'll be going more neutral, letting my green countertops being the ONE main color.

I really liked the wine theme someone mentioned, but not sure if I can stand ( because of the height on the one side of the wall) wine bottles above my cabinets. I might be able to do a few 4/5 bottle racks where the bottles lay down.

I'm also considering just placing a few BIG black and/or red bowls on top of the cabinets too.

Less on the walls, no question. I want one large picture on my main wall, or a group of 3 or 4 smaller ones, and DONE!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:21 PM   #36
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The problem with having any kind of theme or collection is that it becomes an easy gift idea for everyone in your life, until you're drowning in "theme."

Years ago, I bought myself a cute Pooh cookie jar from the Disney store. Then DH bought me one for my birthday and another for Christmas. Suddenly, it was a "collection" and I got more from other family members for a couple years. I display them all on top of my cabinets, and they look cute. But then MIL decided that I needed a whole Pooh kitchen and got me towels, pot holders, utensil holder, etc., etc. Then my mom found the same pattern on sale and got me MORE towels and potholders, plus the trivet, salt and pepper shakers, water carafe, etc. Now, I LOVE Pooh, but it ended up just being too much clutter in the kitchen, and I couldn't get rid of anything because they were gifts.

When we moved, I "redecorated" with NO theme, and politely told my family no more cookie jars.
I'm surprised no one has said they have a MICKEY kitchen.
If I was moving into a new house I might go down that road. My sister has a MICKEY bathroom, actually it's the cat's bathroom. It's nice
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:19 AM   #37
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I need ideas for a new Kitchen theme.

I just took everything down from the walls and above the cabinets, prepping for a big painting project. then a chairail, possibly some wainscott.

I had a theme of APPLES everywhere. Lots of collecting the last 15 yrs or so.
I'm keeping the nice oak shelves, but I tossed all the crafty things. I also had 18 different Apple potholders hanging, all that is down, too. I'll keep the potholders since there is a functional use for them.

Suddenly the space seems larger and I'd like to keep it that way. So I'm not going to clutter it back up.

WHAT does everyone have in their kitchen right now?
I am developing a theme for my house its purple!!!!!!!!!!!!! (well the bathroom is white and grey so that is one room) I am having this wallpaper in the sitting room

http://www.wallpaperdirect.co.uk/pro...vinyls-9/90724
http://www.diy-kitchens.com/style-ki...adoak-painted/
And the carpets in the house will purple in the sitting/dining room hall and landing and the three bedrooms.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:55 AM   #38
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Not really a theme at this point, but I have really cute curtains with apples on them. Lots of my kitchen things, such as my kitchenaid and mixing bowls are red.
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:58 AM   #39
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The problem with having any kind of theme or collection is that it becomes an easy gift idea for everyone in your life, until you're drowning in "theme."

Years ago, I bought myself a cute Pooh cookie jar from the Disney store. Then DH bought me one for my birthday and another for Christmas. Suddenly, it was a "collection" and I got more from other family members for a couple years. I display them all on top of my cabinets, and they look cute. But then MIL decided that I needed a whole Pooh kitchen and got me towels, pot holders, utensil holder, etc., etc. Then my mom found the same pattern on sale and got me MORE towels and potholders, plus the trivet, salt and pepper shakers, water carafe, etc. Now, I LOVE Pooh, but it ended up just being too much clutter in the kitchen, and I couldn't get rid of anything because they were gifts.

When we moved, I "redecorated" with NO theme, and politely told my family no more cookie jars.
Cookie jars are pretty much the theme in my kitchen. Not just Pooh though. Of course, there are lots of Disney jars, but I have a Mystery Machine, a Sesame Street, Pepe Le Pew, Tonka Dump Truck, Companion Cube, Stormtrooper, Zombie and many others to add variety. It did become the "go to" gift until I ran out of room though. Of course, now I am tempted to take a peek at Ebay and see what is out there.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:24 AM   #40
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I don't really have a theme in my kitchen. I mainly have fake Ivy/greenery atop all of my cabinets. There is about a one foot space above my cabinets that is empty up to the ceiling.

I also have several small Topiary trees in there. One on top of the cabinets and 2 in the kitchen window.

On the backsplash between the cabinets and counter I have some slate plaques that have Apples on one and Grapes on the other. And I have a flower vase in the kitchen window.

Nothing really matches. It's all just different looking stuff.

The only decorative things I have sitting around in the kitchen are 3 whimsical ceramic roosters of different shapes and sizes on my kitchen island. One is normal, one is short and very round and fat and one is very tall and slender. They are meant to be kind of cartoony and they have twisted wire accents on them and metal wings.

All my appliances are Stainless. That is the only matching element to my kitchen.

I have never been into themes of any sort like that. I was never into country decorations or cows or anything. The closest I came to a theme in my house ever in my life was I had several Sunflower items in my house. A painting, a vase of flowers, potholders, etc. That was years ago.

Now, nada.

OH I take that back... there is a few elements of a theme in my house and in my kitchen. I just looked into the kitchen and realized I have several wooden sailboats above the cabinets. I have lots of big wooden sailboats in my house and I got some small ones (about 12 inches high) and put them on the top of my kitchen cabinets to tie in with the rest of the sailboats in the house. I have a very BIG wooden sailboat on my fireplace mantel. SO that is a household theme of mine. My bad. I do have a theme.
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I'm surprised no one has said they have a MICKEY kitchen.
If I was moving into a new house I might go down that road. My sister has a MICKEY bathroom, actually it's the cat's bathroom. It's nice
I have a Mickey bathroom too. I have a Mickey shower curtain and curtain holders, a Mickey rug and wall Clock, a framed Mickey poster on the wall, and a big Mickey fathead on the wall behind the door.

I guess you could call that a theme but it is not in my kitchen. =)
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:16 AM   #42
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Since you are looking to keep the larger feeling of the room and lessen the clutter, have you thought about adding a few wall decals to the space? I'm sure you want to add some decorations, and these would be great because while they add life to the room, they virtually take up no space. There are so many options, some designed specifically for kitchen spaces, that I think this could be a great design technique for you to utilize!
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My kitchen has brown walls, so I had a rooster theme with red accents (curtains, canisters, etc); but I got tired of that after a while; kept the brown walls, removed some of the dye from the curtains until they were a nice burnt orange, changed out my canisters for a deeper brown and changed my theme to fleur de lis (I'm all New Orleans).

The fleur de lis theme is very subtle, however, so I don't see myself tiring of it anytime soon.

Have fun with your redecorating!
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I live at the beach so my theme is sea glass. My backsplash is covered with light and dark green sea glass.My cabinets are white with rope trim. It was simliar before Hurricane Sandy. When we finally got insurance money and rebuilt our home, we did it the same way. Except now theres sea glass everywhere! my friends live in atlantic city and theres a beach there where tons of it wash up. i have a huge glass jar filled to the top, and i have some big green glass jars on the countertop, which is white granite with silver sparkle flakes in it. looks great when the sun shines in off the of the bay!
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