Ain’t no cabinet high enough.
There are those random areas in our homes that seem to be begging for décor, but they tend to be a little, well, awkward. The wall next to the front door. That open spot under the stairs. And the space above the kitchen cabinets, where it seems as if something should go there, but what?
There are plenty of ways to make this space totally functional or at the very least, look cute. The top of your cabinets are no longer going to be the eyesore of your kitchen. Scroll down for our favorite ways to decorate above kitchen cabinets; we hope this helps you decide how to decorate it.
GET CABINET CRAZY
Sneak extra storage in by not only installing cabinets up to the ceiling, but also snaking the cupboards around the room and over the stove.
FILL WITH TALL PIECES
If you have high ceilings, it can be tough to track down decor objects that are tall enough to fill the space above the kitchen cabinets and work seamlessly with the rest of your kitchen styling. Show off your tandem-bike!
SAFE AND SOUND
It may seem scary while you’re putting them up there, but by storing breakable items above the kitchen cabinet, you can keep them away from small hands.
Now’s the time to break out that collection of family heirlooms and flea market scores! We’re so inspired by all of the eclectic pieces these kitchen set out on the cabinet.
THE SPOTS FOR PRACTICAL ITEMS
Sometimes no matter the size of the kitchen and how much storage there is, we still run out of space. That’s where the spot above the cabinets comes in handy. Stick to one color palate for a streamlined look.
Use your kitchen cabinet tops as a space to stash things you have no room for elsewhere, like picnic baskets, decorative objects, or even extra cutting boards.
Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, you name it! Take advantage of open space to deck out your kitchen for the season.
This extra wall space surprisingly caters to wall art of almost any kind, but flea market treasures seem to look even more charming.
PAINT IT (NOT) BLACK
Paint the space above your cabinets a color that pops against the color of the cabinetry, the ceiling, and the backsplash for maximum impact. Hang a few paintings between the windows for maximum view.
Own a set of plates that are too special to use for dining? Make like this charming beach-style kitchen and display them over your cabinets instead for an extra pop of pattern.
You spend enough time in the kitchen as it is, so why not make it as stylish as possible? Decorating above your cabinets is a great way to showcase favorite items and keep the supplies you need within reach. Whether you’ve got loads of extra room or are cooking in a small space, you’ll be inspired by these clever solutions.