Stacked Pebble Wall

A simple white paneled backsplash captures the spirit of a farmhouse-style kitchen. Here, the backsplash allows the distressed green cabinets and beautiful wood countertops to shine. Stacked pebbles give a natural lakeside style to the kitchen and also protect the wall from the errant water splashes. You can choose not to grout the stones, so they appear more natural as well. Moreover classic materials, aged finishes and casual luxury sometimes makes for a more inviting space for cooking and socializing. Use an elegant material like marble in an informal manner to dress down the space a bit, without losing any of its quality and beauty.

You can also create a coveted commercial look in your kitchen by using concrete countertops and a brick backsplash. If your house doesn’t have old bricks walls, then you can use brick veneer that looks like the real thing. Some lusciously layered woodwork, plaster surfaces and ceramic and glass tiles can also give a lovely vintage look to the cooking space. If you choose one color backsplash and a clean lined tiles for a small kitchen, it will keep the look uncluttered and neat! Rich dark shades of browns and burgundy that provide warmth can be paired with pastel and white cabinetry to add a new dimension.

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31 ways to add character to your home

Even though everything is brand new when you move in- drywall, tile, appliances, countertops, cabinets, there’s a reason some houses sit on the market for a long time. More than often living spaces can lack a bit of personal touch or character that set them apart from a generic look and feel found in every other property in the market. There are several ways you could change that as a clever home owner. All you need is a bit of research, some spare time on your hands and some improvisation.

Furnishing is one of the most important element and also the one, which attracts immediate attention of the visitors.  Give it an interesting touch by adding some striped drapes in classic black and white. Or get even more creative by using some interesting patterns to add a dash of color. Those thrift store chairs and couches can be easily upgraded by using some simple makeover tricks! You can give those boring and bare walls in your room a bit of a character by using chevron patterns. Also learn how to create your own moss balls and use them as decorative pieces. There are also several easy tips to give the paint on your walls and furniture a great finish!

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