By Anna Kocharian

Published on March 4, 2016

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Line the bottom of the cabinets with vibrantly patterned contact paper to create a colorful frame that will distract the eye. 

See the rest of this cheery spot on Design Sponge!

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Install mirrored slabs into the inserts of the cabinets to conceal otherwise unsightly finishes. Opt for a mirror with a patina finish for a rustic feel that complements the aged wood. 

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Open shelves? Try a paint or wallpaper color block to set a contrasting tone for the backdrop of the room. 

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A flashy backsplash does more than just give a kitchen character, it can also help divert attention from the rather dated furnishings in the room. 

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For the cabinet door that more or less refuses to stay in place, consider removing it altogether. Not only will it save from the nuisance of constantly having to tighten the screws of the door, but it’ll lend a more open and airy feeling to the space. 

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Something as easy as replacing the pulls and knobs can instantly renew even the oldest cabinets. 

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Washi tape or patterned decals make for a great budget-friendly fix! Opt for something simple and monochrome or experiment with patterns and vibrant hues. 

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Highlight alternative elements of the kitchen, keeping focus away from the cabinets. Consider an inspired floor tile or a bright splash of color in an unexpected spot.

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The finish of the cabinets can make or break the look and feel of the kitchen. Revive an often dull wood finish with a coat of paint in a monochrome shade. 

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An age-old hack that never fails! Line the insides of cabinets with an ornate wallpaper of a contrasting tone for a lively pop of color.

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The medicine cabinet is no exception – apply the wallpaper treatment for an instant refresh!