Kitchen Décor Ideas - as part of the home design series by GeoBeats. Let us talk about the most important room in the house, or many people believe that to be the kitchen. It is kind of the hub of the entire home and you want to give it a lot of attention and you want to do it correctly because it does serve so many purposes. This is the kitchen before. You can see that it looks dated, the appliances are dated. It just does not look very inviting. It does not look like a places where you had either like to spend much time, prepare a meal or serve a meal. Here is the after of that kitchen. This is anything but dated. Not only is it anything but not dated, it is also very functional. This kitchen has got every bell and whistle you can imagine. There is an appliance garage here. Behind the appliance garage, the appliances are already plugged in, ready to work. The kitchen countertop is clean, the island is clean, it is all very functional. It works well and it looks really good, and it is open onto a great room. That was another change we made was to take a wall out. So right next to this is the dining area. So people can be sitting at the dining room table or at the bar countertop and really enjoying interacting with their hosts while they are preparing a meal or preparing drinks or whatever else they want to do in the kitchen area. Notice that we really kept down the amount of accessories that are in here. Color is very important no matter what room you are talking about, particularly in the kitchen because so much of it is cabinetry. And when you are thinking about cabinet colors, think darker rather than lighter. You have got so much cabinetry that it actually takes up a lot of space visually. So to reduce the amount of visual space, think about a darker color. If you do white, it will be moving right toward you very quickly and it will look bigger than it really is. People think if they have got a small space, they want to do everything bright and white or light, and that will not necessarily make something look smaller or make something look bigger. What makes things look bigger or smaller is contrast. If you have got light color walls, dark color furniture, it is going to look better for you. It will make the space look bigger than it really is.