Do you have a gap between the top of your cabinets and the ceiling that has you wondering what the heck to do with it? If you feel that space has been forgotten and is calling for something special, you’re going to love these 10 ideas for decorating above kitchen cabinets. These stylish solutions for that sometimes awkward space include ideas for using it as storage or as display space. The key is to keep it from becoming too cluttered.
Ideas for Decorating Above Kitchen Cabinets
1 Take advantage of that extra space by using it as storage. Keep items you don’t use that often in pretty baskets or bins. Since you won’t be accessing these items on a regular basis, I’d recommend having a cover on the baskets or keeping the items in closed containers within the baskets. This will help to keep them clean and dust-free.
2 Here’s another option for using that space for storage. By adding a single shelf, you can create double the amount of valuable linear feet of storage. Check out the wine storage incorporated in the supports in this tutorial from One Kings Lane.
Tutorial: One Kings Lane
3 The symmetry and layered items in this display along with a beadboard backdrop warm up this all white kitchen.
4 Natural weave baskets in varying shapes add texture and interest. They also draw the eye upwards. This helps to visually add height to the kitchen. Using only a few larger items keeps the look clean and works better than having a lot of smaller ones.
5 A fun and colorful message fits perfectly in this whimsical kitchen. You can find letters like these at your local craft store. Paint them or decoupage them with pretty paper.
6 This window may have looked too small for the space had it not been for the addition of a small shelf. It not only makes the window appear larger, but offers space to store cookbooks and display a collection of white pitchers. If you have a collection of items, they will have more impact if you display them in a large grouping rather than spreading them out throughout the house.
7 Turquoise mason jars bring color to this desk area and coordinate with the desk accessories. This display is another example of keeping a collection together.
8 A variety of basket, bottles, and jugs help to confirm the country style in this inviting kitchen. Allowing plenty of blank space insures that it won’t look overcrowded.
9 Use the space above the cabinets to bring in pops of color. Notice how the color red has been brought in via the bowls on the top shelf, stools at the bar, a pot on the stove, and a bunch of shiny tomatoes. Accessories are a great way to bring color to an all white kitchen. They can also easily be changed out by the season or for special holidays.
10 Sometimes the space above the cabinet isn’t open, but is a solid wall instead. Try hanging a vintage sign, such as in this kitchen. Artwork, baskets, or antique trivets are also some fun options.
11 I know I said that there are 10, but I had to include this additional design idea. Decorate with nothing. Or should I say, nothing but paint. To add interest, paint your walls in a color that stands out against your cabinet, backsplash, and ceiling.
I hope you enjoyed these simple ideas for decorating above kitchen cabinets. What have you done to that space in your kitchen? Have you used it for storage, display, or kept it open? I’d love to hear from you.