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40 Common Kitchen Decor Mistakes

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Decor mistakes in the kitchen are all fun and games until you're the one who's staring down a ceramic chicken every morning while you wait for your coffee.  While there is no shortage of amazing kitchen styles and trends out there, there are even more that will make interior designers turn their heads. From mistakes in design themes to halfway remodels there are many things to steer clear of. 

No one sets out to own the kitchen all their friends refer to as what not to do, but it can happen. Don't worry though, that's why we're here! We've collected the common mistakes we've seen in the kitchen to help innocent people steer clear of these kitchen blunders.

In this slideshow, we're taking a detailed look at all the many don'ts of decorating the kitchen. These so-called "bold" colors and dated styles are just a few of the trends sure to get guests whispering behind your back at your next dinner party. The kitchen is the heart of the home, so don't let your home's heart be an oopsie! This is what not to do. 

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