Does anyone else have this problem? I have WAY too much space above there that I can't NOT do anything. Empty space like that wouldn't bug most people, but it bugs me. So, here is what my kitchen looks like right now.
No cuteness. No order. No color scheme. Just blah! All that's up there is stuff that wouldn't fit in my basement, pretty much.
A lady came over one day to see how I decorated my house and when she looked up there she said, "You know, a lot of people just don't put anything up there and it's nice." So I know it looks horrible. But not for long!
So here's the research I've done about this and of course some cute pictures to go along with it. :o)
First of all, think of things that you like. Do you collect anything that you could display, like plates, pitchers, bottles, glass or any pottery? Make the space your own and something that you'll love to look at everyday.
Try to keep things the same color. If you don't, it doesn't look as nice and orderly and just looks like you threw a bunch of junk up there.
Plants are ok, but I guess fake plants are a big no no these days. I say if you can't tell if it's fake, then why not? Just dust often or they will look fake. Watch out for hanging plants that can gather dust and then possibly land in your food.
Big plates and platters look so dang cute!
The Little Red Shop
Try using smaller groupings of items in odd numbers (3.5.7) instead of trying to fill up the entire space. Mirrors are great for making your area look even bigger.
The Story of Home
The Story of Home
Find big bowls that you don't use a lot. They look super cute up there and will take away from cabinet space... so you can buy even more kitchen stuff!!!
Pictures are such a cute idea. This is a good example of varying the heights and textures of the pieces you use.
Eclectic Revisited by Maureen Bower
Themes. They're great if you can keep them in your kitchen color scheme. Remember that what you put up there should be bigger and bolder than what you would normally decorate with, because it's farther away.
Baskets! Way cute and great if you need extra storage.
This one follows a nice color tone that they've brought down to their countertops, so it flows perfectly.
Thrifty Decor Chick
Love books? Remember that whatever you do put up there should be dusted regularly. Having not so many big things will be a lot easier to dust than a bunch of little things. Go with whatever you'll be able to handle.
Whatever you use, make it something that's you, something you love and get super creative!
Under the Sycamore
Remember how I wanted to incorporate lime green into my house? Well, I think I'm going to go with something like this...
Does everyone have their creative minds generated? It's Monday! The beginning of a new week. Let's get started!