15 Ideas For Decorating Above Your Kitchen Cabinets

The space above your kitchen cabinets can be tricky to decorate. In many houses, it's left empty to collect dust, but there are many ways to fill this space with decor and complete your kitchen. Of course, you're going to want to keep in mind the color theme and decor style of your kitchen when picking what you will want to display. You'll also need to measure the height between the top of the cabinets and your ceiling. The height is the trickiest part when deciding how to style that part of your kitchen. It'll restrict what you can display, like certain wine bottles that may be too tall.

You can also choose to use the space above your cabinets in a practical way. This would mean storing cookbooks and extra appliances up there if they fit. Baskets and jars that fit your decor style can also be put up there. If the space above your cabinet is too short to display anything, you can still decorate it by continuing your backsplash tile, so your walls look more cohesive and not empty up top, as suggested by HGTV

1. Decor

Any decor that fits your style can be used in the space above your cabinets. This farmhouse-style kitchen displays weathered ceramic jars and ornamental metal decor. 

2. Trailing plants

Placing plants above kitchen cabinets is a great way to add greenery and warmth to the room without the plants taking up counter space. Of course, you'll want to make sure your kitchen has adequate lighting. 

3. Wine collection

If the height of your cabinets allows it, you can use this space to display your wine collection. If they're empty or full, the bottles with aesthetic labels can be turned into decor. 

4. Appliances

The space above cabinets is great for storage. Here it's used to store extra appliances like a kettle, but you could also display appliances like kitchen aid mixers, rice cookers, and air fryers. Of course, this looks better when all your appliances match, like these stainless steel ones. 

5. Cookbooks

Everyone needs at least one cookbook. They're not only useful for recipes but can also be used as decor in your kitchen. This kitchen stacks cookbooks in different directions to make them look more styled. 

6. Decorative salt and pepper shakers

Salt and pepper shakers are more than containers for seasonings. They can be decorative pieces as well.

7. China

This kitchen uses the space above the cabinets practically. Instead of hiding your pretty stemware and china in the cupboards, display them above the cabinets. 

8. Baskets

Placing baskets above cabinets is another way to use the space as storage. With a basket, you don't have to worry about your things looking nice since they will be hidden. 

9. Glass jars

This kitchen uses the area above the cabinets to display glass jars in various colors and sizes. It looks styled because of the varying heights of the jars. To recreate this, you can make it special by displaying vintage jars and vases. 

10. Vases

Decorative vases are the finishing touch that can complete your kitchen. This kitchen uses green vases to tie in the green painted on the lower half of the walls and the many plants. 

11. Decorative storage

This cottage kitchen show how storage can be practical and decorative. Above the shelves, there are metal jars that fit perfectly with the style of the room. 

12. Succulent plants

Succulents are an easy low maintenance plant to place above your cabinets. Since they don't have to be watered often, you won't have to worry about taking them down from your cabinets every other day. 

13. Collections

The space above your kitchen cabinets is perfect for displaying almost anything that you collect. This kitchen is displaying glass bottles in various colors and styles. 

14. Clock

A clock is another decor piece that would look good above a kitchen cabinet. Instead of mounting it on a wall, it can sit against one on the cabinet, which is rental friendly since you won't have to drill any holes. 

15. Pantry storage

Turning the space above your cabinets into pantry storage is another practical use of the space. You'll want to make sure that you're using airtight containers to store your dry goods like the jars used in this kitchen.