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04/16/2012 02:21 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Decor Ideas: 11 Unique Ways To Decorate Your Kitchen (Video)

Having a dream kitchen means different things to different people. However, you don't have to have state-of-the-art appliances or miles of counter space to create a stylish area that's not only perfect for eating and entertaining, but also shows off your unique personality. A few changes -- like swapping out old kitchen lighting or adding a pretty pot of fresh flowers -- are all you need to give your kitchen an instant makeover.

So how can you take your kitchen from drab to fab? When it comes to decorating, our friends at The Nest have rounded up 11 ways to amp up the style in your kitchen. To add a sophisticated splash of color, try hanging bright decorative plates as wall art. Or, mix in kitschy collectibles -- like old salt and pepper shakers or vintage signage -- with your kitchenware. Short on storage space? Display pots and pans on the wall where you can still easily grab them to make dinner. They'll free up room in your drawers and cabinets and will add visual interest to your kitchen.

Watch the full video above for more creative decorating tips. And, be sure to share any suggestions you have in the comments below.

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