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20 Tacky Kitchen Decor Mistakes Better To Avoid

People always put so much effort into decorating the kitchen, one of the most critical rooms in the house. However, some decorations look fashionable but are actually tacky and outdated. Check them out and avoid these uncool kitchen decors!

1. Mason Jar Lights

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Using an old food jar as a kitchen lamp may seem eco-friendly and rustic, but it also has potential problems. Food is safe to store in glass jars, but they can shatter when exposed to high-powered bulbs for long periods.

2. Tiled Countertops

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Tiles can be very ornate and beautiful in home decor. However, do remember to avoid using tiles on the countertops in the kitchen. They will get nasty quickly, and eventually, the grout that holds the tiles together will crack.

3. Industrial Look

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The industrial look is undoubtedly trendy now, but it doesn't mean it's suitable for every room. An industrial style kitchen looks rather cold and uninviting instead of lively and homey. Dark walls and stainless steel appliances reduce one's appetite. 

4. Oversaturating Color

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Saturated colors can illuminate a space, but there are limits to everything. If you cover the kitchen with oversaturated colors, you may not make it to the end of your cooking. They are just too bright. 

5. Obvious Room Signs

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Signs and labels are usually adorable and artistic, but that doesn't include big clumsy signs. Try to use small and unique signs instead of bold unsubtle ones. 

6. Over-The-Range Microwave

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One of the biggest problems with over-the-range microwaves is safety. The microwave's heat will eventually cause damage to the wooden cabinets. Plus, it's hard to clean the hidden grease and grime. 

7. Barnhouse Theme

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A little bit of the rustic style is definitely a go-to. However, if you are thinking about having your kitchen wholly decorated in a Barnhouse theme, think again. Do these sliding barn doors and ceramic roosters match the style of the other rooms?

8. Plastic Dishes 

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Plastic dishes are disliked because of their cheap look. Indeed, it would be much better to use ceramic dishware. However, If you have children under the age of 5, then plastic plates should be your first choice.

9. Plants Everywhere

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A little green can bring freshness, but many plants will only bring danger to your kitchen. You may be at risk of bugs getting on your plate or even starting a fire.

10. Lace Tablecloths

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Lace was once a status symbol. However, due to developments in manufacturing, lace is now cheaply made and has lost its nobility. Laying a lace tablecloth on the table will not bring your guests back to the Victorian era. 

11. Fake Fruit 

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Fake fruit may have a longer shelf life than fresh fruit, but this is definitely not a long-term solution. As time goes by, your fake fruit will be covered in dust, and its color will fade.

12. All-White Look

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All-white is synonymous with minimalism, but if you design your kitchen all white, it will only drive you nuts. After cooking, you will need to spend a lot of time cleaning up the kitchen until everything looks white and pure again.

13. Cross Handle Faucets

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The retro style is trendy now. Many, however, are not just about its retro aesthetics but also its practicality. The cross-handle faucets may look decent, but it's hard to control the temperature when your hands are covered with rotten lettuce and the sap of plants.

14. The Tuscan Style

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To make your kitchen look authentic and Tuscan, everything, from the exterior garden decor to the bottles in the kitchen cabinets, must match up. If not, it just looks tacky.

15. In-Kitchen Washer And Dryer

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It seems efficient to do laundry while cooking. However, keeping washers and dryers in the kitchen is not a good option: they can ruin the integrity of the kitchen, and, most importantly, when the washing machine leaks, you're screwed.

16. Open Kitchen

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It feels homey to cook while chatting with your family who are in the living room, right? However, there is always a significant difference between imagination and reality. In real life, having an open kitchen means the rest of the house will experience any "culinary disaster," and your family will suffer from the smell of your burnt food.

17. Uncomfortable Chairs

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To be clear, kitchen chairs are meant to be used, not displayed, meaning they should be comfortable to sit on. Otherwise, your friends may even prefer standing for your next dinner gathering. 

18. Distressed Cabinets

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Like the Tuscan look, if you want distressed cabinets to add a retro feel, match everything up, including chairs, tables, and even the toaster. Also, don't just use old rotten wood as the cabinets. Retro doesn't mean withering.

19. Kitchen Desks

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The kitchen table has become a wasteland for junk mail and useless magazines. No one uses it for work. Besides, can you really ignore the taste of your food and focus on your work? 

20. Stained Glass Chandelier

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Again, stained glass chandeliers, like the Tuscan style, are not suitable for all home styles. Unless you have excellent taste, such chandeliers, aka Tiffany chandeliers, may be a disaster.

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