If you love looking through the latest design magazines for kitchen decorating ideas but don’t have the time or budget for a major remodel, we’ve got some quick and easy decorating tips on how to give your kitchen an update worthy of a home magazine. The best part is that these kitchen decorating ideas can mix and match beautifully — use one or a few together.
Since we tend to see things at eye level first, some of the most noticeable changes you can make in a kitchen involve the walls. But most kitchen decorating efforts are placed on the appliances, countertops and cooking gadgets while the walls are sadly left ignored.
What’s looking back at you, a dingy, boring wall? Or worse, an outdated faux paint job complete with ivy or fruit-themed stencil work? It’s time to make a change.
Updating your kitchen wall decor with easy but design-savvy changes will make a big visual impact. Here are 20 kitchen decorating ideas that take your kitchen’s walls from tired to inspired:
Airy and Neutral
Floating shelves and open storage take the place of bulky cabinets to make the kitchen in this open floor plan barn feel even more spacious. The shelves above the sink and beneath the island are also the perfect place to display favorite kitchenwares and trinkets.