How to Decorate Kitchen Walls

Get information and ideas on how to decorate kitchen walls, and prepare to add some serious style to your kitchen space.

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Brian Patrick Flynn designed this modern kitchen with grey high gloss cabinetry, black stove, and cutting edge backslash made from a black and white photo. A pop of orange color brightens the monochromatic palette.

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If you're one of the many homeowners who spends a large amount of cooking or entertaining time in the kitchen, you'll know that the style of a kitchen space is just as important as its functionality—and you'll definitely benefit from knowing how to decorate kitchen walls.

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The options for kitchen wall decoration are just about limitless, but a good place to start is with one of the more common candidates for wall decoration: artwork. Kitchens aren't always thought of as primary spaces for the display of wall art. However, as in other rooms in the home, artwork displayed on kitchen walls can add tremendous visual interest and personality to the space.

If you're ready to purchase artwork—whether kitchen-themed or simply in a style you prefer that works well with the overall kitchen design—you'll have a vast array of options. Many homeowners choose kitchen wall artwork that's themed on cooking, baking or dining. For example, images or illustrations from vintage cookbooks can be a great kitchen wall decoration, and they can add some DIY flair to your kitchen space.

In addition to framed art, some homeowners experiment with wall hangings in their kitchen design. Oversized or antique utensils, tapestries with food or cooking designs, or even cookware painted in bold colors can be great choices.

Another great option for decorating kitchen walls is shelving. Especially in a smaller kitchen space, low profile shelves decorated with accents or supplies can be both attractive and efficient. You can even use them to add pops of color to the space by purchasing or painting them in bold hues.

Trending currently on kitchen walls is the use of oversized, large-format letters in interesting fonts and colors. These are often constructed from thin but sturdy metal to ensure that they're light enough to hang but still feel substantial and create significant visual impact. Many homeowners opt for letters with meaning to the household, to represent initials or names.

Lastly, consider an artistic theme for your kitchen walls. Flora and fauna are common choices for kitchens, with fruits and vegetables or pastoral scenes populated with furred and feathered friends among the more popular choices. These can be in an array of distinct art styles, with the common theme threaded throughout. This way modern, classical and even DIY styles can be featured on one wall, combining to create a diverse and interesting design.

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