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Beautiful wallpaper from your childhood for your kitchen

Martha Taylor-Brown |
White kitchens are nice and tidy but let's face it, they are a bit boring. With some cleverly chosen wallpaper you can make your kitchen bright and funny, full of old memories.

What's more appealing than bountiful baskets full of freshly picked produce? Bring the farm-fresh beauty of your favorite fruits and vegetables to your kitchen through a graphic wallpaper. This cheery strawberry print brings fun color with a just a hint of nostalgia. This is an old country style that will bring back memories of lazy morning when a scent of fresh baked bread was all around you. There is no better way to start the day than this.

Your home's hardworking utilitarian spaces don't have to be boring. So, brighten the kitchen pantry with wallpaper. Use a pretty wallpaper to turn it into your own secret food pleasure box. This shelf-lined pantry easily went from boring to wow thanks to a wallpaper wrap of a fresh watercolor design. Choose a fruit design, let it be colorful and you can't make mistake. It will be fun every time when you open it and it will bring a smile on your face, guaranteed.

Use wallpaper to transform a drab corner into an inviting in-kitchen dining space. Here, a lively lemon-patterned wallpaper sets the scene for a bright and cheery breakfast spot. Continue the palette with chairs painted with chalk-style paint and breezy café curtains. If you have patience, you may also paint your old chairs' leg yellow to complete the picture and make it bright and sunny and you can add a few small colored details with a bright accent here and there. You will get a kitchen from a fairytale, no doubt about it.

No color combination is more beloved than blue and white—especially for a kitchen. Just look at all the beautiful transferware, spongeware, and chinoiserrie ceramics available. Choose a playful pattern in a vibrant blue-and-white colorway to provide your kitchen a fresh-feeling backdrop for a collection of perfectly patinaed kitchen collectibles. If you don't have them, you don't have to buy them, there's a chance a neighbor will have them somewhere in the attic and will be more than happy to give them to you.

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