You spend enough time in the kitchen as it is, so why not make it as stylish as possible? Decorating above your cabinets is a great way to showcase favorite items and keep the supplies you need within reach. Whether you've got loads of extra room or are cooking in a small space, you'll be inspired by these clever solutions.
Holy cow! Make like these Texas homeowners and take your country-style kitchen to the next level with a themed display.
Vintage pieces atop the kitchen cabinets add even more nostalgia to this sweet retro space.
Own a set of plates that are too special to use for dining? Make like this charming farmhouse and display them over your cabinets instead for an extra pop of pattern.
Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, you name it! Take advantage of open space to deck out your kitchen for the season.
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Can't bear to part with a beloved figurine or decorative accent? Add some sentimental value to your kitchen by showing off a favorite item, just as the owners of this farmhouse did with the dollhouse, at top right.
Now's the time to break out that collection of family heirlooms and flea market scores! We're so inspired by all of the eclectic pieces these Hamptons homeowners set out on their freestanding cabinet.
A tisket, a tasket ... why not showcase your collection of beautiful baskets, as in this green kitchen?
Built-in nooks make creative use of the space above the kitchen cabinets of this historic farmhouse. The homeowners opted to display pretty porcelain, but you could also line the room with your favorite cookbooks or vases.
The kitchen inside Martha Stewart's circa-1925 farmhouse is both pretty and practical. She utilized the space above the cabinets for simple open shelving that let s the show-stopping pot rack display above the island shine (literally!).
Say bye-bye to blah white walls and add an interesting design element above your countertops with permanent or removable wallpaper, like this songwriter did in her Tennessee home.
A decorative sign, scale, and clock add visual interest to this rustic space.
Stylish sconces and artfully arranged accessories add a touch of class to this kitchen space.
It's no secret we love a good theme, and this summer home on Martha's Vineyard has a definite beachy feel. Just look at that mermaid decor above the kitchen cabinets!
This farmhouse owner enlisted a cute cabinet to help store practical items and display pretty ones—and that includes the space on top.
You might think combining artwork, open shelving, and tile would become visually overwhelming, but it totally works in this SoCal home's kitchen.
It's cool to reuse! This Michigan family made shelving out of old rafters for above the kitchen cabinets.
It's all on display! Open shelving was intentional in this Washington State kitchen, with not the slightest bit of space is wasted.