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15 Best Kitchen Ideas for 2023

Looking for the best kitchen ideas for 2023? These 15 ideas, from simple decor choices to DIY projects, will help you to create your dream kitchen.

From decorating, remodeling, and organizing, you will get inspired with these money-saving budget ideas to update your kitchen this year.

I asked 14 talented bloggers to share their best kitchen decorating and renovating ideas, and I know these creative ideas will inspire you.

What Kitchen Ideas for 2023?

You will see that there are so many trends in kitchen design, and if money weren’t an issue, we’d all be remodeling with the latest and greatest ideas.

However, most of us live in the real world where investing $50,000 to $100,000 isn’t in the budget.

Therefore, we look for budget-minded ideas to help us decorate and update our kitchens.

Small changes can make such an impact, and today’s ideas will give you ideas to update without breaking the bank.

I hope you enjoy all the ideas featured here today. Just link to each blog post for more details. Click on the highlighted title.

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Easy Kitchen Styling Ideas

First, let’s take a look at some budget-friendly styling and decorating ideas that will update your kitchen without spending much money.

How To Decorate Above Kitchen Cabinets

One of the most challenging areas to decorate in the kitchen is above the cabinets. I get many questions about whether you should decorate or leave the space empty.

I’ve answered those questions and more in the Above Kitchen Cabinets ideas post. You will see several options and tips that will help you to create a design style for a modern farmhouse.

How to decorate above kitchen cabinets with collectibles and vintage thrift store finds.

How To Style A Kitchen Hutch

By: Michele at Vintage Home Designs

Do you need help with styling your china cabinet or kitchen hutch? I have some easy step-by-step ideas on decorating your hutch with layers that add uniqueness and interest.

How to style a kitchen hutch with vintage dishes and transferware.

Easy Tips for Decorating Kitchen Countertops

By: Robyn at Robyn’s French Nest

It is tricky to decorate kitchen countertops in inviting ways without feeling cluttered. Follow these simple tips for to make kitchen counter and kitchen island decorating a breeze!

How To decorate kitchen countertops with vintage inspired decor.

Kitchen Cabinet Ideas for 2023

To paint or not to paint, that is the question. Each post will give you options for updating your kitchen cabinets with your budget in mind.

Why Refinishing Your Kitchen Cabinets is a Good Idea

By: Kelly at The Tattered Pew

Thinking about redoing your kitchen cabinets? Then my post is a must-read on why refinishing kitchen cabinets is a good idea!

15 kitchen ideas for 2023 - refinish kitchen cabinets.

How To Paint Wood Cabinets With Chalk Paint

By: Stacy at Bricks N Blooms

Looking to update your kitchen on a budget? Learn how to paint wood cabinets with chalk paint with my good friend Stacy from Bricks ‘n Blooms. It’s a budget-friendly remodel that is easy to do and totally worth the effort!

Use chalk paint to refinish kitchen cabinets

How To Update Cherry Cabinet Without Paint

By: Simply 2 Moms

Who says a kitchen with cherry cabinets can’t look modern? We have ideas to update your kitchen with wood cabinets without painting them!

Update a kitchen with cherry cabinets without paint.

Affordable Kitchen Table Makeover

By: Jen at Midwest Life & Style

Do you have an outdated table that could use some TLC? Jen shows you how easy it is to give your kitchen table an affordable makeover with just a bit of mistint paint.

Repaint a dining table with Oops Paint.

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

It may be time to update your kitchen with more extensive renovations and these posts will give your some great tips.

You may remember that we remodeled our beach cottage kitchen last year, and it was a total gut job. However, we used this Open Kitchen Cabinet DIY idea to keep the cost within budget.

Let’s check out some other budget-friendly ideas.

Coffee and Wine Bar Renovation

By: Wendy at WM Design House

Looking to update your butler’s pantry with a few DIY projects on a budget? Learn how to lay a beadboard backsplash over your existing tile. Paint your cabinets and pour epoxy countertops. See all of Wendy’s budget-friendly ideas.

Update a butler's pantry for best kitchen ideas in 2023 - Coffee & Wine Bar Renovations

Update a 90’s Kitchen on a Budget

By: Jen at Tater Tots and Jello

How to update a dated 90’s kitchen on a budget. Check out Jen’s creative ideas.

REmodel a 90's kitchen on a budget with these ideas.

What About Those Open Shelves?

Should you or not?

Adding open shelving is a relatively inexpensive way to update your kitchen. I shared several options on How To Create Open Shelving.

Check out these information tips and ideas before making a decision.

Yes, You Should Definitely Put In Open Shelving

By: Pasha is Home

Open shelves are a controversial kitchen addition. This post explains why you should install them in your kitchen. See why!

Add Open Shelving to your kitchen for a modern, country chic, or cottage style kitchen.

How To Style Open Kitchen Shelving

By: Heidi at Eleanor Rose Home

8 simple, universal tips & tricks for styling open kitchen shelving that can be applied to any shelf, in any room, regardless of personal style. See the 8 Tips.

How To decorate open shelving in a modern kitchen for 2023

More Cottage and Spring Kitchen Ideas

There are many wonderful ideas for making your kitchen beautiful for Spring, and you will love these simple tips.

10 Ways To Create A Cottage Kitchen

By: Kim at Shiplap and Shells

Have you considered transforming your kitchen into a more relaxed and cozy space? Kim will show you 13 simple ways to create a charming cottage-style kitchen.

15 Best Kitchen Ideas for A Cottage Style Kitchen with open shelves and vintage decor.

How to Style Your Kitchen Counters for Spring

By: Tammy at White Lilac Farmhouse

As we transition into spring, do you struggle with how to style your kitchen counters? You can have beautifully styled kitchen counters without a lot of fuss or clutter. Let me show you ways to bring in spring accents.

How to Decorate your kitchen countertops for Spring

How To Make A European Copper Pot Rack

By: Renae at Peacock Ridge Farm

Follow along as we show you how to make an elegant pot rack from copper pipe. See our full step-by-step instructions!

How To build a copper pot rack.

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Kitchen Organization Ideas

One sure way to spruce up the kitchen is to organize it and these tips will make your Spring cleaning so much easier.

The Easiest Way To Organize Your Pantry & Refrigerator

By: CoCo at The Crowned Goat

You will love CoCo’s these ideas. She shares these simple tips and tricks on keeping your pantry and refrigerator neat all year.

Best Kitchen Organizing Tips for pantry and refrigerator.

I hope you found these ideas helpful.

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15 Best Kitchen Ideas for 2023

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Thursday 6th of April 2023

So many great tips, Rachel!


Thursday 6th of April 2023

Kim Thank you.


Wednesday 5th of April 2023

I love each of these ideas, and I especially love your tips for decorating above the cabinets. Our house has vaulted ceilings, so I'm always looking for ways to decorate our kitchen. Thanks for sharing, Rachel!


Wednesday 5th of April 2023

Jen, I'm so glad you found this helpful.

Wendy McMonigle

Wednesday 5th of April 2023

So many wonderful kitchen ideas. Thanks for sharing today!


Wednesday 5th of April 2023

Wendy, Thank you for participating.


Tuesday 4th of April 2023

So many great ideas. Such a great group of talented ladies. So much fun. Hugs and blessings to you.


Wednesday 5th of April 2023

Renae, Thank you so much.

Anne| Simply2Moms

Tuesday 4th of April 2023

Loving looking at all of these beautiful kitchens today! Thanks so much for sharing with us!


Wednesday 5th of April 2023

Anne, You are welcome, and thanks for participating.