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There’s more to a kitchen renovation than installing new wall cabinets, plugging in the kitchen appliances, and owning a spectacular kitchen countertop. Always remember that your kitchen walls speak too. Blank walls can gnaw at you — detracting from an otherwise stylish space. You need some amazing kitchen wall decor ideas to complete your kitchen makeover.

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These ideas will complete your kitchen design and update the look of your kitchen in a flash. Keep in mind that the right kitchen wall decor ideas make it easy for you to take advantage of those empty surfaces and create a captivating display. Be warned, your guests are going to be enamored — more than your cooking! 

This article looks at 15 stylish kitchen wall decor ideas to help you personalize your space. From accent walls to indoor gardens — there’s a tip for every taste. Let’s get inspired to create a kitchen of your dreams!

1. DIY with wall-mounted crates

Wooden racksPhoto by Lisa Fotios from Pexels CC0

These wood pellet crates make for the most amazing storage solutions on your kitchen wall. Showcase your indoor plants, cups and saucers, or those salt-and-pepper shakers — your choice. We love how the industrial hanging bulbs add charm to this little corner. 

2. Create a unique wall with your ceramics

Ceramic wallImage by Andreas Lischka from Pixabay CC0

Do you have missing pieces in your favorite crockery set, and cannot bring yourself to serve food in mismatched dishes? Well, here’s a unique idea. Create a wall of ceramic pieces that are no longer part of a matching set. The wall will redeem them to their past glory in the most wonderful way.  

3. Design an accent wall with a unique tile pattern

Tile wallPhoto by Michael Browning on Unsplash CC0

Using differently colored tiles to create the most interesting designs requires a little planning and oodles of creativity. The accent wall will totally transform an otherwise bland kitchen. Go for a bold color scheme to add impact to the space.

4. Opt for open shelving with indirect lighting

Open shelvingPhoto by Jason Leung on Unsplash CC0

Dedicate a wall to store and show off your lovely trinkets and kitchenware. Add focus to the items on display with subtle or indirect lighting. The open shelves will cast a lovely glow to your modern kitchen.   

5. Display those forgotten cutting boards

Kitchen wallPhoto by Arun Sharma on Unsplash CC0

Do you have a few old chopping boards lying somewhere in the attic? Well, bring them out and proudly display them on your kitchen walls. The pieces will make a statement with their ‘aged’ look — as if to say, we’ve served this family for many happy years, and will continue to do so!

6. Design a rocking cafe look 

Kitchen decorPhoto by Ingridi Alves Photograph on Unsplash CC0

This decor idea is perfect for those coffee aficionados who drink coffee, sleep coffee, and then drink some more. The wall is dedicated to the glory of this celebrated beverage with each wall decor item telling a compelling story. Did you know, coffee is the world’s second most consumed beverage after water? 

7. Add a rustic touch through your kitchen wall decor ideas

Rustic kitchenImage by Denise Husted from Pixabay CC0

Looking for a farm-house style kitchen? Create the look with the help of your kitchen walls. The rustic, raw brick and concrete walls are complemented by the braided garlic bulbs and the potted plants on the window sill. By the way, did you know that stringing and hanging up garlic bulbs is a traditional way to dry the garlic after harvest?

8. Create your own vertical garden

Kitchen gardenPhoto by Jason Leung on Unsplash CC0

Transform your kitchen into the most exotic place with the help of planters arranged vertically on the wall. The indoor plants or kitchen herbs will enliven the area as well as make it look happy. And, imagine, you will always have fresh herbs right at hand! By the way, you can repurpose old tumblers, jars, or boxes for a DIY project. 

9. Make use of chalkboard paint

Chalkboard paintPhoto by Brigitte Tohm from Pexels CC0

Who says, only cafes and bars can use chalkboard paint? You can too. Keep your cooking schedule, menus, and grocery list organized with the help of chalkboard paint. And, hang it in a corner where it’s easily readable. No more, “Mom! What’s for dinner?”

10. Show off your stylish cookware on floating shelves

Kitchen shelvesPhoto by Dane Deaner on Unsplash CC0

If you own pretty things, show them off! Even if it means accessorizing your kitchen counters and walls with pots and pans. There’s no need to let your favorite cookware languish in the cupboard. Use floating shelves to display the dishes and platters. As a bonus, your kitchen will look brighter and more spacious too. 

11. Decorate the kitchen wall with an artwork

kitchen wall art
art in the kitchen 3, by Nicolas Huk on flickr [CC BY 2.0]

There’s no reason why your art display should be restricted to the living room. You can enjoy your favorite oil painting even while preparing meals or going about your business in the kitchen. Make sure the piece is either protected with glass or is away from the spatter zone.

12. Get some fairy lights

Kitchen decorationPhoto by Freepik

Everything about this kitchen decor — right from the cutting boards to the hanging kitchen linen and the string lights behind the kitchen sink — add a homey touch to this space. It’s the perfect setting for a small kitchen.   

13. Add a kitchen mirror

Kitchen mirrorPhoto by Zsofi Perganczky on Unsplash CC0

Installing a large mirror in the kitchen is another trick to give the illusion of more space, especially where the kitchen layout is designed longitudinally. For instance, the mirror is perfect for this galley kitchen — adding visual width to an otherwise narrow area.  

14. Install a wall-mounted wine rack

Wine rackWall Mounted 50 Bottle Wine Rack, by Chalon Handmade on Flickr [CC BY 2.0]

You can design your own wine cellar and mount it on the wall — saving you precious floor space. This wine rack comes with a sleek design, yet stores around 50 wine bottles. The drawers at the bottom serve to keep your bar accessories organized. 

15. Choose a smart color scheme

Kitchen wall colorPhoto by Fred Kleber on Unsplash CC0

When talking about kitchen wall decor ideas, we just cannot ignore the importance of choosing the right color scheme. The white-and-powder-blue paint work helps in two things — one, give the cooking space more visual height and two, add a clean look to go well with the decor items as well as kitchen appliances.  

Last words

These kitchen wall decor ideas will spruce up your cooking space, and how! From stunning wall art pieces to DIY shelves — they will make your kitchen look bolder, better, and more beautiful. 

Read more: Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Design Ideas to Inspire Your Next Remodel

Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas to Give Your Space a Stunning Look was last modified: October 26th, 2020 by Ramona Sinha
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