We had always thought of bunting as a festive, but temporary, way to decorate for parties and special occasions. But then we came across an image of a garland incorporated into kitchen decor and loved the way it added a splash of color to the space. What do you think? Bunting may not be for everyone, but we think it works quite well in these kitchens and dining areas:
• 1 Shown in LivingEtc, these banners are hung a bit low for everyday use, but they're so striking in an otherwise white space. We'd hate to take them down after the party!
• 2 Flickr member syko uses bunting as a colorful and inviting touch in the kitchen entryway.
• 3 We like how the light blue bunting contrasts with the deep pink and provides a visual anchor on such an eclectic wall in India Knight's kitchen (featured in LivingEtc).
• 4 From All About You, here's another example of bunting adding color and interest to a neutral kitchen.
• 5 In lovelydesign's dining area, a simple but eye-catching line of bunting dresses up a curtain-less window.
• 6 Pink Paper Peppermints shows off her crafting skills with this "spring banner." We think bunting could be a fun way to play with color and pattern for an inexpensive seasonal decor change.
• 7 If hanging bunting overhead seems like too much, try hanging it on the wall like Jasna Janekovic. This could be a great idea for rental kitchens where painting is not allowed.