When designing a range of kitchen cabinets, the main concern should be to make sure you can access them from the floor. If you choose pre-made cabinets, it is important to position them on a level that will leave room for insert between the top of the cabinets and the roof.
In houses with unusually low roofs, this insert is often so small that implementing a miniature soffit is usually sufficient to ensure that dirt does not build up there. On the other hand, higher roofs offer the ideal space for decoration and design. So use them to add a little personality to your kitchen.
Time to decorate
The first thing to do for decorating over kitchen cabinets is to measure the dimensions of your cabinets and the distance from the topmost point to the roof. You can then confidently search for accessories and supplies without the risk of picking up the wrong parts. The last thing you want is to waste money on faucets that won’t fit in the kitchen.
Rethink artificial plants
When we talk about cabinet decor, we recommend staying away from artificial vines, leaves and plants as the style is old-fashioned and will add a tired look to your kitchen. However, if green plants and accessories are still attractive, you can always pick up real green and place it on your lights.
Present a uniform design
Take some time to think about what kind of designs you like best. For example, you might love picking up attractive pieces of ceramic, putting together brightly colored glass ornaments, or getting excited about art deco design. What about attractive accessories like baskets, jewelry and vases?
It is important to showcase the little pieces that you love the most and that will make you smile when you see them. Since these pieces are put in the kitchen, you can enjoy them every day. There is every reason to light up your interests in a newly designed culinary space.
If you are not sure what kind of accessories to collect and showcase, you can always put together a pretty theme for your kitchen cabinets. For example, a complementary color scheme or palette may be considered a workable theme, especially for a kitchen. You could keep the overall tone of your home and have a consistent color scheme, or you could create something completely unique for that room.
Many homeowners worry because they either have no interest in collecting decorative pieces. However, it’s really not a problem – you can always start over and start collecting adventures now. In other words, go to the stores and get a great deal! The first step is to choose an appropriate focus. A space in your kitchen that will naturally attract attention.
For this space, you want to present things like a characteristic decorative plate or bowl, a decorative candle holder, a lantern or an attractive work of art. The trick is to choose elements that are quite large and suitable for presentation at eye level.
Since you are naturally looking at these ornaments from a distance, you can get away with it boldly and beautifully. In fact, remember that longer objects should draw the gaze upward and shorter objects should be presented at the front of a collection as they draw the gaze directly inward.
Why not place decorative lights on top of kitchen cabinets to light up the entire space? Luminaires are not only useful in an everyday sense, they also make a smaller and darker room more attractive to spend time. You may not be able to use recessed lights, but you can add wall lights that complement the overall design of the room.
You shouldn’t have to limit yourself to traditional options either, as table lamps, fun fairy lights, and LED tube and strip lighting solutions can work wonderfully in a kitchen. For rooms without power outlets, solar lights are an inexpensive and easy way to fix the problem.
Use all of your senses
You will be surprised how much a carefully positioned rack of colorful herbs and spices can liven up a kitchen. For example, if you are redecorating a fairly rustic and rural culinary space, help ensure that chains of vegetables (garlic, tomatoes, peppers, etc.) hang from the roof or are gently positioned over the cabinets. This gives you a real sense of personality and warmth and gives your friends the happiness to spend time there.
Hang baskets & containers
If you are battling for space in your kitchen and need more storage space, you can always add baskets to the top of the closet to store items that you don’t always need to access. This includes baking ingredients, napkins, paper towels, rubber gloves, etc. For maximum efficiency, use sticky labels to remind you of what’s inside.
Appreciate your antiques
While it sounds a bit strange at first glance, kitchens can be made very personal and appealing with the appreciation of family objects. In other words, if you have a potato masher that has been in the family for generations (maybe it belonged to your grandmother), don’t use it – make it a feature by standing it tall and proud on a kitchen cabinet. This is a great way to make your kitchen feel like you belong, and it can also spark a conversation or two.
View items carefully
You will find that some objects and ornaments are not really suitable for high display because you cannot see them from the ground. This is not a problem as you can always put something flat and clunky (like a phone directory) right below the objects before displaying. If, like most, your kitchen cabinets have a crown-shaped lip on the front, you won’t be able to see this makeshift display stand from the floor, but your items will look wonderful.
A handful of tricks
– Put baskets on cupboards and store items there
– Use the raised area to keep cookbooks safe and dry
– Carry out excess bottles of wine or spirits
– Integrate an additional shelf for more storage space
– Move existing cabinets higher to create extra space in the kitchen
Get it right
So you’ve gathered your ornaments and displayed objects – what’s the next step?
1. First, you need to start with a clean template. This means getting rid of junk and detritus.
2. Put together a color scheme and experiment with different positions and settings. It won’t be flawless the first time, so don’t be afraid to confuse it a little.
3. It’s best to introduce some variety in terms of height so position the pieces in interesting and unusual ways.
The reality is that our beloved homes often need some care and attention. If they don’t get it, they can get old and tired. So take the time to personalize and refine your kitchen. This is an environment that you will of course spend a lot of time in – it needs to feel attractive and attractive to you and the family.