It’s thyme to spice up the best room in the house. The kitchen is a place to intentionally gather, create memories, and – of course – whip up a delicious meal! With a great amount of time in the kitchen, make it a place you truly enjoy. With these kitchen decorating ideas, you’ll be able to give new life to the place where you cook, eat, and dance.
Kitchen Decorating Ideas
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1. Open shelving
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Open shelves are a fantastic option if you like your kitchen to feel larger and open. They’re also incredibly versatile. Use them to show off pretty dishes, plants, accents, even artwork. If you’re a cookbook collector, open shelves offer a great opportunity to show them off! Add baskets to keep like items together, and ensure things stay neat and orderly.
2. Kitchen Gallery Wall
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If you have open wall space and you’d rather not put up a shelving unit, consider a gallery wall. Hang a mix of art prints and framed portraits, quotes, oversized wooden or metal letters and symbols for an eclectic look.
3. Kitchen Wall Art
Let all who enter know what your kitchen is really for with a This Kitchen is for Dancing art print from our shop. This wall decor would make an excellent addition to your gallery wall, too ;)
4. Coffee Mugs Display
Instead of keeping your prized coffee mug collection hidden behind closed doors, put them out for the world to see! A coffee mug rack, like this one, helps to keep them tidy and within reach for your morning cup of joe.
5. Hanging Pots and Pans
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Your kitchen utensils and bakeware can serve not only you, but your decor, too! If you love your pots and pans them and use them often, try making a curated assortment. Hanging racks are usually suspended from the ceiling, but you can also perch your pots and pans on the wall.
6. Chalkboard Wall
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Chalkboards are a wonderful way to add some rustic, homemade charm to your kitchen. This can be used as a space to write your grocery list, schedule, dinner menu, or an inspiring quote! Chalkboard walls make an easy DIY project and give you the chance to practice your hand-lettering skills :) Switch it up for the season to keep things fresh!
7. Command Center
A command center can be made up of several different pieces. Simply combine several organization tools together to serve a variety purposes. Here are some potential materials you can mix and match to create your own:
- white board for notes
- weekly planner for meal prep, to-dos, and plant watering schedule
- cork board for things you want to save for the future or keep close at hand
- shopping list notepad
- calendar to see the date at a glance
- metal baskets to sort mail
- clipboard to hang invitations
- wall art for inspiration
8. Cutting Board Collection
Try something different with your kitchen decorating ideas! Cutting boards often have exquisite, natural pattern and texture. Boards of various shapes, sizes, and wood finishes can create a striking display. Bonus: they don’t take up cabinet space if you’re limited in that department.
9. Bold accent wall
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A simple way to make your space stand out is to grab the paint brush! Transform an accent wall with fresh color to instantly bring in a little character. Go bright and bold or saturated and subtle with your hue selection. Either way, this pop of color will set the tone for the rest of your room.
10. (Faux) Brick
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Brick is a gorgeous, timeless texture. The historic nature makes it especially perfect for a farmhouse kitchen. If your home wasn’t built with this traditional element, hope is not lost. You can add visual interest and charm by adding a faux brick veneer wall that looks incredibly real. Mandy from Vintage Revivals has a great tutorial on how to install brick in your home!
11. Macramé Wall Hanging
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Macramé is another texture option while also adding a touch of boho and whimsy. These beautiful wall hangings come in a variety of sizes, so you can feature one as a statement piece or a smaller accent.
When it comes to kitchen decorating, think about what works well for your living room and bedroom, and apply it to your kitchen!
Which element are you most excited to incorporate into your home decor? Share in the comments below!