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A box of cereal or can of tomatoes is not usually a decorator's first choice to accessorize a kitchen. But when it comes to pantries, your sundries can be an unexpected element of decor.
A pantry is an extension of your kitchen, said Melanie Serra, an interior decorator, staging expert and instructor in Atlanta, Georgia.
"When you are entertaining, that is an area that people will still see, when you open your pantry to grab an appetizer or chips," she said.
"When you stage you should turn all your cans, making sure they are faced the same way and color coordinated. It adds a sense of order, Serra said. "People are so visual, they really want to see every space decorated so that (the entire home) flows."
But decorating with dry foods? It's a good idea, she said.
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