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Above Kitchen Cabinet Decor

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. Better Homes & Gardens 2 Here’s another option for using that space for storage. By adding a single shelf, you can create double that in valuable linear feet of storage. Check out the wine storage incorporated in the supports. Tutorial: One Kings Lane 3 The symmetry and layered items in this display along with a beadboard backdrop warm up this all white kitchen. Better Homes & Gardens 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. Better Homes & Gardens 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. The Handmade Home 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. Better Homes & Garden 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. Better Homes & Garden 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. Better Homes & Garden 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. Better Homes & Garden 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. Better Homes & Garden 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. Better Homes & Garden I hope you enjoyed these simple ideas for decorating above your 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.
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Above Kitchen Cabinet Decor

I am such a fan of kitchen cabinets to the ceiling and overscaled, tall cabinets that fit the height of these new homes with higher ceilings. It’s as if the builders didn’t get the memo that if you’re going to raise the ceiling, the cabinets and other elements need to go too!Seriously though . . . While I’m not in love with the stuff that people arrange way up high just to fill a small void, and I do think people overload those areas where it’s not necessary, there are certain situations and certain times when some decorating actually does need to be done above a cabinet. For example: If your cabinet is fairly short — let’s say about 5’-6” high and it looks way shorter than the ceiling, and sort of cries out for something to be put above it — that’s okay, you can decorate it ;-)Really, there are a few approaches you can take when decorating above a cabinet. So, to make sure one of them really works for you, you first have to determine if you have the right space for what you want to put up there and if you have the right accessories to do the job. If you do, you can then begin to address your cabinet decorating as follows.
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Above Kitchen Cabinet Decor

In this charming kitchen, pottery, accessories and rarely used serving ware are kept safe above a lovely cabinet with glass doors. Excellent lighting and the warm, neutral color of the walls and cabinets help to keep everything above the cabinet in sight and in mind.
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Above Kitchen Cabinet Decor

sunshinequeenApril 27, 2011 at 1:38 AMI change my above cupboard decor out with the seasons, for the most part. I have a few staple items that just get moved from one side to the other. I have to agree with the book props- great purpose for old phone books! Right now I pulled apart a grapevine swag, stuck in some pussy willows and propped up and assortment of bird houses. All that will change within the next couple weeks. I think I've posted some of my above cupboard decor on my blog (sunshinequeen.wordpress.com)Where did you get the other wire basket (next to the bright green tray?) Love it!ReplyDelete
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Above Kitchen Cabinet Decor

I change my above cupboard decor out with the seasons, for the most part. I have a few staple items that just get moved from one side to the other. I have to agree with the book props- great purpose for old phone books! Right now I pulled apart a grapevine swag, stuck in some pussy willows and propped up and assortment of bird houses. All that will change within the next couple weeks. I think I've posted some of my above cupboard decor on my blog (sunshinequeen.wordpress.com)Where did you get the other wire basket (next to the bright green tray?) Love it!
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Above Kitchen Cabinet Decor

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. Here, gorgeous glass jars add a personal touch to the kitchen and are stored safely out of harm’s way.
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Above Kitchen Cabinet Decor

RichellaApril 26, 2011 at 5:57 PMYou are SO FUNNY! I can just imagine how many people have felt the need to tell you all the reasons they don't do something like decorate above their cabinets. And I'm sure they're all sincere, and they all want you to know! I for one think you've done a great job with your over-the-cabinet decor. You're right–you would do it differently if you had less space up there. But the way you did it is a great example of how it can be done in a thrifty but chic way. Excellent!!ReplyDelete
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Above Kitchen Cabinet Decor

Really, there are a few approaches you can take when decorating above a cabinet. So, to make sure one of them really works for you, you first have to determine if you have the right space for what you want to put up there and if you have the right accessories to do the job. If you do, you can then begin to address your cabinet decorating as follows.
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Many times a bookcase, or cabinet, or the kitchen cabinetry feels way too squatty in a room. This is an instance when you need to let your decor items extend the height of the piece of furniture or the cabinets.
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Are your ceilings really high? Is there so much vertical space between them and your cabinets that the area looks blah?Many times a bookcase, or cabinet, or the kitchen cabinetry feels way too squatty in a room. This is an instance when you need to let your decor items extend the height of the piece of furniture or the cabinets. No matter what, do not put things that are small and detailed up there! You can’t see them very well because they are so far away.
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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.
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I hope you enjoyed these simple ideas for decorating above your 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.

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