Kitchen Cabinet Decorating

kitchen decor

Photo by GoBryan

It's hard to have actual decorations in your kitchen. If you have a small kitchen space like I do, those clunky appliances take up the majority of the room.

That's why I really like the idea of displaying items on the top of your upper cabinets, all that space is just begging for some decor!

Here's how some moms in the Home Decor and So Much More group decorated the top of their cabinets:

GoBryan: I have extra tall cabinets, so I don't have a space between the top of the cabinet at the ceiling. I did in my first home, though, and I used to place teapots, bird houses and silk ivy around the top.

Halloween07Mom: My aunt collects unique glass bottles (various colors and shapes) and when she had her kitchen redone she put strip lighting on top of the cabinets and lined up the bottles on top. The light illuminates the bottles and it looks very cool. 

brittanie: Seasonal stuff is above ours and big blocks that say "Home."

toomanypoodles: I have roosters and a few chickens-French country

Do you display anything on top of your kitchen cabinets?



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Lumin... LuminousMom

I think its tacky.. but thats just my opinion.

momof... momoflilangel

I like it depending on how it is decorated but my cabinets go all the way to the ceiling.

Morniel Morniel

I guess you never do any cooking that involves steam or grease/oil?  The higher-up something is in a kitchen, the more "yuck" it collects and the harder it is to clean.  I'd say if you absolutel must do this, find some cheapy glass-front doors, refinish them to match your kitchen, and install them.  Unless you just enjoy taking all that stuff down weekly to clean it, or enjoy the bugs/vermin that'll be attracted to the "yuck".

I've noticed this a LOT with "decorating ideas" -- they're pretty in a photo, but in practise they're a nightmare.  Think it through first!

RanaA... RanaAurora

I have some decorative tea tins, cats and witches up there. :)

I think the fake vine in the picture is tacky though.

Morneil, I have no issues with anything getting on the tops of my cabinets.

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