3.22.13How do I decorate above my kitchen cabinets?

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Design by Julie Coleman - Interior Designer Allied Member ASID

Design by Julie Coleman – Interior Designer Allied Member ASID

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Most people are confused with what to do with the open space above their cabinets. Great design doesn’t have to be complicated and this applies to your kitchen cabinets, too.

Design by Lourdes Rozean - Interior Designer Allied Member ASID

Design by Lourdes Rozean - Interior Designer Allied Member ASID

  1. Start with choosing items in the color scheme from adjoining rooms.

  2. The Style of accessory items should blend with the style of other furnishings throughout your home.

  3. Vary the heights of items, paying attention to scale of the ceiling above your cabinets.

  4. Consider leaning or hanging artwork in areas with taller wall space. Vary the textures of accessories from glass and ceramic, to metals and woods, to baskets and weaves.

  5. Add floral arrangements and greenery to soften, bringing in elements of nature.

  6. Create small groupings leaving spaces between for the eye to observe and rest.

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Keep it simple and keep it classy. Your kitchen will soon be the envy of your neighborhood!

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Design by Betsy Burgan - Interior Designer Allied Member ASID

Design by Betsy Burgan - Interior Designer Allied Member ASID

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Betsy Burgan

Betsy Burgan

Interior Designer Allied Member ASID

Interior Designer - Allied Member ASID Chandler, Arizona

  • http://krazy4projects.com Robyn Shalhoub

    I love your ideas! I never thought of how the tops of my cabinets look. You have some great ideas! I just put a link to your site on my website – krazy4projects.com. I have some ideas for faux painting on my site which might help some of your readers. Good work!

    • http://stylemeetscomfort.wordpress.com Design Meets Comfort

      Thank you so much, Robyn. It looks like there are some great recipes on your site. Thanks again!

  • Betty

    I just love this kitchen and just adding a little color with the red plates and vases made all the difference. I need help with what to do with my kitchen, I have an older style kitchen with the dropped ceiling so there is no space above the cabinets and above the kitchen bar is the “header” not sure what you call it but it is a little wall that is about 2 ft, that room separates into the large family room, but I just don’t know what to do with that little bit of a wall. Would love some ideas. I can’t seem to find anything on the internet because I am not really sure what it is called. Can you point me in the right direction?