The space above your kitchen cabinets is an often overlooked area of the kitchen that is great for adding not only additional storage options but also additional interest and charm. Here are some decorating kitchen tips that are great for the tops of your kitchen cabinets. Keep in mind that whatever you choose, you do not want to make the space look overly cluttered.
Store Items in Decorative Baskets
The space above your kitchen cabinets makes for great additional storage space. Depending on the nature of what you plan to store there, you can visibly display your items in wire baskets or hide everything away in non-see-through baskets. Wine bottles and jams are attractive items to display above your kitchen cabinets.
Decorate with Handsome Kitchen Items
If you have kitchen items that are aesthetically pleasing (your Sunday-best dishes, pretty mixing bowls, cookbooks, canning jars, 3-tier cake stands, kitchen mixers, etc.), a great decorating kitchen tip is to place them above your kitchen cabinets, allowing you to free up additional space in your kitchen cabinets while simultaneously adding a lot of charm.
Put Your Vases on Display
Most of us have a collection of vases that when are not being used are simply hidden away. Why not showcase your beautiful vases instead?
Decorate with Potted Plants
To add a touch of greenery to your kitchen, consider adding potted plants to the tops of your kitchen cabinets. Don’t be afraid to choose fake plants if you foresee difficulties with reaching the tops of your cabinets to regularly water them.
Create a Display
Keep in mind that you obviously don’t have to store just one type of item. People have created many beautiful displays above their kitchen cabinets with a range of different items, from plants to sculptures to vases and more. You can incorporate greenery from outside to tie it all together.
If you have any signs that are kitchen appropriate (for example, a sign that says “Milk and Butter”), the walls above the tops of your kitchen cabinets make for a great space to add a point of interest via a sign. Alternatively, block letters can be used to add a touch of whimsy.
If you are looking to transform your kitchen and are in search of more decorating kitchen tips, contact one of our talented interior designers at Bedford Brooks. Our work has been featured in a number of magazines, from Canadian Home Trends to Chatelane.