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Kitchen wall decor ideas

Kitchen wall decor ideas

Beautiful furniture, perfect cabinets and your dream utensils are just begging to decorate your kitchen.

Once all of these things are in place, the remaining thing to do is figure out how to decorate a kitchen.

To keep everything from appearing bare, you probably want decorated kitchen walls.

The design of the kitchen walls is simple and can add a lot to your kitchen. The decor for the kitchen wall is easy to place without taking up space. It can be a real boon for anyone who has a small kitchen. The styling is up to you too, which means you can change the entire theme of your kitchen with a few wall decorations or pictures of kitchen walls.

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The hard part in figuring out how to decorate kitchen walls is figuring out where to start. A quick visit to a decorating store will provide more ideas and options for decorating kitchen walls that you can count on.

While you can easily buy a picture, wall sticker, or flat wall sculpture for your kitchen, you can also create your own for a cheaper and more personal way of kitchen wall decor.

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All it takes to figure out your idea for the project is gathering your materials and a little elbow grease. Below are some of our ideas for decorating DIY kitchen walls.

Where should it go?

One of the first things you need to do when buying or creating kitchen wall art is considering where it should lead in your kitchen. A kitchen is a busy, potentially messy place because it is where you will be cooking and cleaning.

Anything you put on the wall either needs to be durable and easy to clean, or it doesn’t have to blow up. The space between the ceiling and cabinets (called the reveal) is an excellent space for any type of wall art that fits.

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There are limitless ideas for kitchen walls. A good start is a work of art. Not many people think of a kitchen as a good place to display art, but think how often people spend time there.

Art on your kitchen walls can make the space more interesting and give it more personality. The right piece can put the theme of your kitchen together very well.

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You can buy kitchen-themed artwork almost anywhere, as well as any type of art you would like. There are many works of art with baking, cooking or dining themes. There are lots of vintage-style images that look really good and are easy to replicate with vintage cookbook illustrations.

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Framed art isn’t your only option for kitchen wall ideas. You can add wall hangings, which is an increasingly common feature in kitchen designs. Try oversized and antique utensils, tapestries of food, or regular cookware flavored with bold colors.

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Shelves can also be used for your kitchen wall decoration. Flat shelves with accessories and accents can look really good in a small kitchen. It’s a great option or add color by either painting it or buying it in bright colors.

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Another new trend in the kitchen is big letters in bold colors and fonts. They’re usually made of light but sturdy metals, so they’re both easy to use and durable at the same time. With these you can achieve a good visual impact of your wall decoration. Remember to use the letters of your household’s initials or names.

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Plants and animals can also look great in your kitchen wall decor. Baskets of fruit and vegetables are popular images, as are scenes of birds and animals playing. There are many themes and styles for this type of wall art. So see if they match the style of your kitchen.

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Recolor in cheerful colors

Cabinets take up a lot of space in your kitchen. They are usually made of wood or have a neutral color, as are your appliances. Wall décor can possibly be your only chance to add a vibrant color to your kitchen design. Hang up a collection of festive plates or use light-colored tiles to tile your backsplash. Use colorful photos or artwork.

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If you want something different, stretch brightly colored tea towels over canvas frames and hang three of them right next to each other. These frames are easy to find in craft stores. All you have to do is wrap the towels backwards and baste them. You can also use other strips of fabric.

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DIY silverware silhouettes

Find templates online to create them, then choose a sheet with the materials you want to use. Use the cutting tool required to cut out the templates from the materials and you have a brand new piece of wall art for your kitchen.

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Glazed wall art

For the desired glossy effect in this DIY kitchen wall decor, you need a glaze or glue to pour on. Measure out your design, cut it off, seal it, and let it dry for a few days. After it’s ready, you can hang it in your kitchen.

Personalize it

Give your kitchen wall decoration a personal touch. It is your home and you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, especially if it is also the location of your dining room. Remember to make personal statements using letters or characters that say things like “Anne’s Kitchen”.

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You can even order made-to-measure wall decals that have things like that on them too. If you want to change it up occasionally, cover one wall with blackboard or whiteboard paint so you can scribble and erase everything you want.

Show off your kitchen items

Many items that you can buy for your kitchen are not only useful but also look great. Get a decorative wall clock. Use a fancy organizing system. Show off your cool coffee mugs by hanging them on a presentation shelf.

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Hang your best pots on the wall. Open shelves can show pretty spice containers or colorful jugs. Be creative and love to show what you use in your kitchen.


These are some great ideas to help you out if you are wondering how to decorate a kitchen wall. Remember, whether you go for DIY artwork or buy new pieces for your kitchen walls, it’s your kitchen. Enjoy the opportunity to customize the room!

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