Decorating Inspiration for a Blah Kitchen?

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Q: My husband and I just bought our first house and while I LOVE our new, big kitchen, it's the only room I'm totally stuck on when it comes to decorating and color. I love the color of the cabinets and have no desire to paint them, I'm just not sure which direction to go in so that I can complement them without having a washed out, neutral, beige bore of a room.

Sent by ShannonEditor: Although it may seem counter-intuitive to add a rug in the kitchen, it can be the best way to add texture and color to a neutral space. Something bright and colorful and wildly patterned is your best bet and you can follow up with some colorful accents (like tableware, window treatment and useful accessorie to unite the color scheme).

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