Today I am talking about the kitchen. Specifically, that awkward space above your kitchen cabinets that feels so hard to decorate, at least for me. I really just wish it wasn’t there so maybe that’s why its hard?
Obviously, having cabinets that reach to the ceiling would be choice number one to fill that space. It looks clean, and it provides some extra function and storage. But new cabinetry is not always an option.
The next best thing would be to have faux cabinets built for the tops. This would be a less expensive option that would still give a cleaner and more streamlined look to your kitchen. This also just isn’t an option for us right now. I just don’t have the time or the budget for it right now.
SO what goes above those kitchen cabinets?
Option number one is nothing. Every spot of your house doesn’t have to be filled with something. Blank space is okay. And if you are looking for a more minimal look anyway, just leave it blank.
The other option I like is to just fill the walls with bigger statement pieces. This is what I have done in my own kitchen. I found this farmhouse sign a couple of years ago when we were living in a house with a lot of land and chickens and a garden. I still like it and it fits over the window.
The tomatos and squash sign was a Home Goods find. I just happened to see it out of the corner of my eye and just had to have it. I love that it is so big and takes up a lot of space.
My glass signs were found at antiques stores and World Market. I have had them for so long and I love how they look together.
What you don’t want to do with this space is fill it with lots of little trinkets and things unless you really like that busy, more is more kind of look. Plus, you can’t really see these items when they are way up there. This is also an area that is hard to get to to clean and all of these items are great at collecting dust and dirt and cooking grime. No thanks.
I hope this helps you when you go to decorate this space! Feel free to get in touch if you have questions or just want to share what you did!