Not sure what to do with that awkward space between your upper cabinets and the ceiling? I’m sharing inspiration and ideas for how to decorate above kitchen cabinets.
Ideas, inspiration, and DIYs – Don’t waste that space above your kitchen cabinets.
Last year, when I painted our kitchen cabinets, I also raised the upper cabinets to the ceiling. We have very limited counter space, and I love having an open shelf to set things on when I’m baking or meal prepping. But, I only did this on one side of our kitchen.
It didn’t make sense to raise the cabinets on the other side, when I would have had to work around the microwave and fridge. So, for over a year now, I’ve been wondering about what I should do above the cabinets on this side of the kitchen.
As I think forward to the next chapter in our kitchen makeover (planking the ceilings is next!!), here are some ideas I’ve come across that might work above my cabinets:
How to decorate above kitchen cabinets
Brick Texture Over Cabinets
Source: Lark and Linen
I love the idea of making a statement with your backsplash and then carrying that pattern all the way up the wall. Bonus: no dusting of knick-knacks above the cabinet. Clean and simple! You could pretty easily install a similar brick backsplash using faux brick panels, peel-and-stick wallpaper, or brick veneer.
Add Height to Your Cabinets
Source: Inspiration for Moms
What this DIY-er did to finish her cabinetry is pure genius! She enclosed the top portion above her kitchen cabinets using MDF and molding. Doesn’t the whole think look waaaaayyyy more polished and complete?
Build Kitchen Cabinets up to the Ceiling
Source: Thrifty Decor Chick
This DIY has been a top-contender in my kitchen inspiration search for quite some time. This blogger basically built simple plywood boxes and mounted them abover her upper cabinets. This creates little “cubbies” that can hold decorative storage boxes or other items to put on display.
Decorate above Kitchen Cabinets with an Oversized Sign
Source: Bless’er House
This blog has long been a source of DIY home decor inspiration. This modern farmhouse kitchen makeover will blow your socks off. I love how she kept things simple by adding a large-scale sign. It works perfectly in that space above her cabinets.
Add a Collection
I love the idea of arranging a collection of favorite items up high. Maybe nostalgic cookbooks you don’t use everyday. A few faux plants that don’t need watering. A collection of pottery or mason jars.
Cubbies to Display Favorite Items
This gorgeous kitchen makes me want to go scour thrift stores and garage sales to create my own pottery collection to use and decorate above kitchen cabinets!
Wine Rack Shelving
Source: One Kings Lane
This would probably only work in a kitchen with higher ceilings. Create an extra shelf supported by wine racks. You’ll have double-duty storage and display.
Britney Jones says
I love these ideas! I’ve been looking for ways to redecorate my kitchen and these ideas really help! Thanks for sharing!
Katie S. says
I can no longer live without your tips. What was I doing before? I am so excited to update my kitchen with your ideas.