Decorate Above Your Kitchen Cabinets in 3 Easy Steps
One of the most popular rooms in the home is your kitchen. When you entertain, guests tend to gravitate to this room. Whether it is to help with the cooking, grab a bite to eat, or to just chat with the host, women tend to hang around the kitchen. Even the men and children seem to come in and graze. Naturally, this is the room you want to stand-out and look the best when entertaining.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to make your kitchen stand out is to decorate above the kitchen cabinets. With three short steps you can add flare without having to spend much time or money doing it!
1. Install rope lighting. Although subtle, this will add light to the room and will make an especially nice accent to the room in the evening when the main lights are off.
2. Depending on the theme of your room, add a few small accents. When I say a few, I mean a few! This is a common mistake. You will notice when looking closely at a professionally decorated home, there are actually very few accents, with what seems to be a lot of greenery.
One of the more common accents used are decorative dinner plates on plate holders. One I prefer is Embossed Plate wall art. The set includes eight uniquely designed painted plates which I recommend placing 2 to 3 feet apart and angling each plate slightly in an alternating pattern to give visual interest.
For a more Spanish style consider Casa Cristina Blue Stoneware Vases. The set comes as a set of three jars with double handles and is finished with a blue and dark blue glaze. The largest of the three measures 9.5″ tall which is perfect for above kitchen cabinets. With this set, place the vases in a grouping centered along the length of the cabinets, alternating the directions of the handles. Place additional groupings above each set of cabinets throughout the kitchen. For an extra touch of color add silk flowers in one or all of the vases.
Another unique option is the Mini Conservatory Garden. These can be placed as a group of four or groups of two in a slightly larger kitchen. Create a garden feel with the assortment of mini conservatories by placing small pieces of greenery in and around each conservatory. Or alternatively, add a splash of color by placing small colored candles in each conservatory. Each conservatory comes in a multicolor tin finish, and measures approximately 4″D x 9″H, perfect for your kitchen cabinets!
3. Once your accents are placed, add some silk greenery such as fern and/or lemon leaf to fill in the gaps.
That is it, that simple. Just add light, pick your favorite accents, and then finish with greenery. You have just made your kitchen complete and spectacular in no time and with very little money! Now, get ready to entertain and show it off!