12 Simple Ideas to Decorate Above Your Kitchen Cabinets

Ways to Decorate Above Kitchen Cabinets

It may seem like your house is just a place to relax, but won’t you want it to reflect your personal style and choices? Well, I guess you would, and that is why individuals put good time and energy into choosing the decor of their houses. Every space of your place needs a distinct decor to stand out, and the kitchen is no different.

When it comes to kitchen decor, cabinets are one of the most important features that come to mind. However, often we struggle with the awkward spaces above those kitchen cabinets. Are you also one of those people looking for a solution to add some beauty to those spaces or how to decorate above kitchen cabinets? Then worry no more because we have got you covered.

Here in this article, we have handpicked 15 innovative ideas just for you that can help you renovate or use those awkward spaces and create something beautiful and utile out of them.

1. Lights to Make a Difference

Lights to Make a Difference

Playing and experimenting with lights is one of the best and quickest ways to accentuate the beauty of any place, be it your bedroom, living room, or more. And the same goes for the space above kitchen cabinets as well.

By choosing suitable light fixtures, you can create a whole new vibe out of that unused space. Different types of lighting solutions can help you create distinct moods. If you think fixtures can go out of your budgetary expenses, you may also go for pretty lamps to light up the space just right.

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2. Mirror to Reflect the Style

Mirror to Reflect the Style

The next best thing you could use to level up the aesthetics of your above kitchen cabinet space is mirrors. Yes, you heard it right.

Mirrors aren’t anymore just restricted to helping you with your styling, but they can also make any space look more vintage and classic. Using an oversized mirror or antique designs above those kitchen cabinets can help add an antique touch to the space.

However, you need to understand your kitchen decor to decide on the placement of these mirrors. Make sure to position them on the spot that receives some sort of light to make your kitchen look more bright while also creating an illusion of expanded space

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3. Play with Contrast

Over-The-Top Art

Have you ever wondered how a bold contrast and mix and match of colors always catch your eye? So, why not use this observation to renovate your above kitchen cabinet space?

Playing with contrast, you can create a moody impact in your kitchen. Contrasting can help make a bold statement for any space. A simple change of colors and one can see the magic. If you have a subtle background tile and ceiling, go for vibrant colors to create a dramatic look. Alternatively, if you have some kind of bold background, it is suggested to go for subtle shades.

Make your kitchen space more flaunting with these colors.

4. Over-The-Top Art

Over-The-Top Art

Have oversized objects or artworks that were too big for placement in regular spaces? Then why not place them above these modern kitchen cabinets?

Think about it; you would be killing two birds with one stone. One, your art gets a suitable display, and on the other hand, your above kitchen cabinet space gets attractive artwork to enhance the beauty of your place.

You may use objects like surfboards, vintage frames, antique paintings, maps, and much more. If you consider placing maps, a vintage or funky map of your region will make the whole look more classic.

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5. Personal Library for Book Lovers

Personal Library for Book Lovers

All the cookbooks but no space to hone them down? Well, you got one in the form of these above kitchen cabinets.

The above kitchen cabinets offer you the perfect area to put all your recipe and cookbooks in one place. This also helps you keep all these magazines organized so you can easily find them anytime you need them without wasting much energy and effort. Additionally, this will help you declutter all the spaces that have been occupied storing these books.

This idea not only enhances your kitchen style but also makes it look more neat and organized.

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6. Display Your Artwork

Display Your Artwork

Art lover? Then this idea perfectly suits you. Well, we agree that the above kitchen cabinets are not the first name that comes to your mind while thinking of displaying your favorite artwork; however, they work perfectly well as one.

You can use this area to showcase paintings or miniatures types of essentials. Using miniatures that suit your kitchen theme will pop out and help create a striking look.

7. Chalk Art for Creativity

Display Your Artwork.

Want to explore your artistic side? Then, chalk art is the perfect way to bring your creativity to life while making use of this generally unused space.

Chalkboard allows individuals to draw, write quotes, and play with cartoons meaning allowing one to explore their creative side fully.

Additionally, some individuals also prefer writing motivational quotes on these boards to keep their energy up while working in the kitchen, while funky images and quotes can keep you entertained. The possibilities are endless.

The best part about this chalkboard is that you may edit the quotes and draw them anytime you want, following the mood and season. So new season, new craft.

8. Exhibit Your Houseplants

Exhibit Your Houseplants

Houseplants have always been a reliable option to accentuate the decor of your house. And you can use them even for decorating above kitchen cabinet spaces.  This idea allows you to beautify your kitchen area while also being environmentally friendly and sustainable. Adding subtle greens to the space can even make the space look more calm and relaxing.

Considering the gap between the above cabinets and the ceiling can help one choose the right-sized plants. Additionally, you may also consider using artificial plants if you think using real plants will require a lot of maintenance.

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9. Customised Compartments and Shelves

Customised Compartments and Shelves.

Floating shelves and adding cubies can be other creative ways to enhance the storage area above the kitchen cabinets.

Additionally, these shelves and compartments can be customized by using colors and designs. The best part about this kind of shelves is that they fit perfectly well with the already existing cabinets.

Moreover, these compartmentalized shelves are quite practical and can be used to hone down your kitchen stuff following their categories. For instance, all types of glassware can be used for one compartment; the other one can be used for vases, and so on.

10. Wallpaper for Luxury and Style

Wallpaper for Luxury and Style

When it comes to renovating your old spaces, the practicality of wallpaper can’t be simply ignored.

These wallpapers are available in different sizes, colors, and designs, giving you plenty of choices to choose from. By using these wallpapers, you can easily catch everyone’s eye and make them think that this left-out space was always a part of your decor plan from the beginning.

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11. Baskets for Decor

Baskets for Decor

Woven baskets are one of the most practical and preferred ways to enhance the aesthetics of your above kitchen cabinets. They can also help you with enhanced storage while adding a minimal design to your kitchen area.

While choosing baskets, consider the gap size between your above cabinets and ceiling. This will help you choose the right size baskets, and the gap also determines the number of baskets you may place above these kitchen cabinets.

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12. Thrifted Accessories

Thrifted Accessories

Do you like hoarding new accessories every time you go to your local market or online? What if someone tells you that something amazing can be created using these thrifter accessories as well? Yes, you heard it right.

House designers suggest using such accessories in a display with the above kitchen cabinet decor accessories like jars, rustic frames, organizers, chopping boards, cards, and much more could be used.

13. Crockery Display

Crockery Display.

Beautiful crockery is an easy way to appeal to your guests. So why not go a step ahead and showcase your crockery over these above kitchen cabinets? You can use fairly sized plates, bowls, and much more to create a beautiful look. Plates in contrasting colors against the background could create a bold look.

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14. Showcase Your Glassware

Showcase Your Glassware.

We often hear that quality glassware is important in enhancing your drinking experience. However, have you ever thought that the same glassware could be used to accentuate the beauty of your kitchen? Yes, you read it right.

Now all the wine glasses and the other precious glassware that you want to keep safe and protected can be stored in these above kitchen cabinets. Showcasing glassware above kitchen cabinets is helpful in two ways- first, it looks decorative, and second, they’re out of your toddler’s reach.

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15. Expand Your Cabinets

Expand Your Cabinets.

However, if you don’t want to go with the hassle of doing anything and simply want to create an enclosed space, then getting your cabinets expanded could be your perfect choice.

With simple molding and using tools like plywood and more, you can expand your cabinets and get a closed space. This will help you get rid of that awkward gap altogether.

Conclusion

At first, the space above kitchen spaces could seem unattractive and repealing; however, you may use them as windows to explore your creativity. With a little understanding of ideas on how to decorate above kitchen cabinets, you can give these spaces a completely new look while also enhancing their practicality.

The best part is that there are a variety of ideas that can help you renovate this usually unused space. You may use them to make your kitchen more functional or modern.

You may bring different elements together to create a unique theme. Here, in this article, we have discussed 15 ideas that can add texture to your above kitchen cabinets while not completely altering the previous look but adding texture to it.

Comment below to let us know how you plan to renovate your above kitchen space

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