A kitchen is a pretty functional place. It's where you break out your Instant Pot, scrub your pots and pans, and cut up veggies. But it's also a place often referred to as "the heart of the home," and for good reason. Friends and family likely congregate in the kitchen as you whip up meals made with love, and you probably spend more time there than you think, poring over your favorite cookbooks while planning upcoming gatherings.
Unfortunately, the kitchen is also likely to have less wall space than any other room in the house. Needless to say, it can take some extra creativity to make your culinary space shine. So do yourself a favor (and make life easier) by checking out these nine brilliant kitchen wall decor ideas to complete your design.
1. Make a statement in an all-white kitchen.
2. Treat open shelving as a picture ledge.
3. Score a vintage oil painting.
Another kitchen wall decor idea that we're loving these days? Vintage oil paintings. It's a little surprising to see an ornately framed piece of antique art near the stove, but that's what makes it so eye-catching. Designer Liz Kamarul discovered this landscape at a vintage shop, and it definitely turns up the drama in her culinary space.
4. Create a gallery wall.
5. Utilize your tile backsplash.
So, let's say you have a farmhouse kitchen complete with subway tile, two-tone painted cabinets, and wood countertops. Bring it up a notch by hanging one or two pieces of modern artwork on top of your backsplash, like Orlando Soria did in this kitchen. The modern portraits look shockingly spot-on amid classic details (not to mention pair beautifully with the blue-and-white striped Roman shade above the sink).