10 Decorating Ideas for Above Kitchen Cabinets

Have you ever wondered what to do with that awkward space above your kitchen cabinets? We've collected 10 smart solutions for easy decor and stylish storage.

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Country Charm

This adorable country kitchen makes the most of the space above the kitchen cabinets with a vintage watering can and colorful metal sign. Creamy cabinets and neutral dishware keep the space from looking too cluttered. 

Visibly Organized

Cute metal baskets line the top of this stunning kitchen cabinet, as seen on A Beautiful Mess. The baskets not only make it super easy to see what’s up there, but they also keep everything neat and organized. 

Letter Perfect

Large metal letters add an unexpected, whimsical touch to this vibrant kitchen, which also features red cabinetry and fun art above the sink. 

Homemade Storage

If you’d rather keep your storage items under wraps, these perfectly sized, numbered baskets should do the trick. Simply visit A Diamond in the Stuff to see how you can make your own.

Within Arm's Reach

Despite the size of the kitchen, it always seems like more space is preferable. Try storing bulky or infrequently used kitchen items above the cabinets for a less cluttered approach. 

Colorful Collection

To put a collection on display without taking up extra counter space, consider filling up the space above the cabinets. The Asian vases featured in this cheery kitchen add a fun accent in an unexpected spot. 

Safe and Sound

It may seem scary while you’re putting them up there, but by storing breakable items above the kitchen cabinet, you can keep them away from small hands. Here, gorgeous glass jars add a personal touch to the kitchen and are stored safely out of harm’s way.  

Chalk It Up

To keep knickknacks in their place but never out of mind, colored baskets with chalkboard labels are an excellent way to go. Visit A Time for Everything to see how mini chalkboards and a few cans of spray paint can create the perfect kitchen storage solution for you.

Green Thumb

Add life to your kitchen by placing a few potted plants above the cabinets. And if the cabinets are too high to comfortably water the plants, even fake varieties can offer a feeling of health and happiness to the home. 

Well-Lit Display

In this charming kitchen, pottery, accessories and rarely used serving ware are kept safe above a lovely cabinet with glass doors. Excellent lighting and the warm, neutral color of the walls and cabinets help to keep everything above the cabinet in sight and in mind.  

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