Over the last year, I have been making small but intentional changes to show our kitchen some love. A few months back I shared tips for upgrading a basic kitchen without renovating, and today I have a new idea for you.
If you click a link and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. I ignored this space for years because it wasn’t my “dream kitchen” (quartz counters, large island, beautiful sink, tall cabinetry).
But once I started seeing the positives (lots of light, spacious, functional appliances, etc) I had a change of heart! I really liked this look, but wanted to make it feel more warm and welcoming, with a bit of cottage-inspired charm.
I shared an Instagram reel about decorating above kitchen cabinets, and somehow it received millions of views? This is definitely a valid concern; the tops of my cabinets were pretty dusty considering I had not cleaned them in… well, years. Gather a collection of unused vases, planters, faux plants, bowls, baskets, and cookbooks. Begin grouping items together, based on your cabinet layout and where you would like to put things. I then anchored the ends with items of a similar shape and color–a woven bowl and footed tray. Alternatively, you could use one type of decor all the way across, like a collection of similar vases or picture frames in a row.
Side note: I just ordered these plum fake cimicifuga ramosa leaves that often sell out. braided seagrass basket | small striped plant pot | large striped plant pot | artificial zebrina plant | bubble plant pot | wooden pedestal bowl | fluted glass vase | white vase | gray vase | woven bowl (similar) | faux purple leaf branches | dried gypsophila flowers | large handled planter | wood top kitchen cart | alessia dark wood rug | wood cutting board | gold canister | beautiful air fryer | paper towel holder | gray ceramic cookware (10% off with my link) If you have a similar kitchen layout and are wanting to add character to your space, I hope you found this post helpful.