Most of the time the area just above the kitchen cabinets and under the ceiling might be let open. This offers a shelf-like space that you can use or close in by a soffit. Decorating that space above the kitchen cabinets is the perfect way to add personality to your kitchen.
Let me share techniques you can use to decorate on top of kitchen cabinets and give your kitchen more visual appeal:
Even though this display area isn’t above kitchen cabinets themselves, this is a wonderful example of how an ironstone or creamware collection would look displayed there. The addition of the turkeys ornaments creates a nice contrast with the white porcelain. They could have been chickens, but since Thanksgiving is less than one week away, let’s call ‘em turkeys for today!
The addition of this display area above the kitchen cabinets was allowed by the creation of this traditional looking molding. It’s just perfect to show a great collection of decorative plates. If your cabinets are square and plain at the top, adding an inexpensive molding is an cheap way to give them a better presence.
This lovely serie of yellow and green accents gives an interesting rhythm to this kitchen design. The enclosed decorating plates add deepness and set a warm ambient lighting.
You can group a collection of similar items — like these baskets — to create a much bigger impact over your kitchen cabinets than if a lot of random objects are used. It’s a common rule in many aspects of design like landscaping or decorating: grouping by similar items avoids cluttering the space and gives more impact to a scene.
Here’s a nice idea to decorate over your kitchen cabinets: animal prints! Love the easels and the big red L, they would fit with the entire scheme of the house and blur the limits between functional and living spaces.
Top part above the window makes a nice way to tie in the cabinets with the window. This jar collection match the other accent colors of the room.
What about you? How would you like to decorate over your kitchen cabinets?
All photos by Houzz
Eric J. Brandy