How to Decorate Empty Spaces in Your Kitchen

April 21, 2021

Even as you design and build a custom home, there are bound to be some empty spaces in your kitchen that are just waiting for you to turn into decor. They may not be big enough to fit certain kitchen accessories or furniture, but they can be perfect areas to decorate to personalize your kitchen design and help your kitchen stand out. Whether you want something, creative, practical, or clever, here’s how to decorate empty spaces in your kitchen:

1. Turn Your Cabinets Into Decor

If there’s space between your kitchen cabinets and the ceiling, good decor can help you fill the space and enhance the look of your kitchen. For instance, if you have white cabinets against white walls in your kitchen, create a fresh minimalist look by adding green plants above your cabinets.

Plants are a great fit for the space above your cabinets. Depending on how much space you have, you could also include a plate rail to display decor. Another option is to choose kitchen cabinet styles and accessories that turn your cabinets themselves into decor for your kitchen.

2. Display Antique Utensils in Tin Cans or Mason Jars

Getting creative with your kitchen storage and decor can help you free up space in your cabinets, organize kitchen cabinets better, and turn it into a creative work of art. One way to free up cabinet or drawer space is by building shelves with wood and tin cans or Mason jars.

Not only will this guarantee you extra space to store other items, but it’ll also give your kitchen unique, rustic vibes. If you’re more into metal than wood, you can create metal shelves as well. You can even use a metal rod and hooks to hang the tin cans with your kitchen utensils.

3. Hang Your Knives On A Wall

There’s something about a dark, wooden knife block that adds character to a modern kitchen design. The downside is, leaving the knives out on your kitchen counter takes up some prime space. But, there’s an exceptional alternative to the wooden block. Have you considered magnetic knife holders?

This is one of the useful vertical storage ideas for your kitchen. They’re a great way to store your knives and upgrade your backsplash look while saving up vital horizontal space on your counter. The most common approach is to hang your knives from the shortest to the longest, but a different approach may be what works best for you.

4. Build Floating Shelves

Floating shelves can be a great way to put something useful in an empty space in your kitchen. On top of being able to be almost any material to match your kitchen design, they’re also functional and add some extra storage space. This is a subtle way to add more storage to your kitchen design.

5. Install Some Creative Lighting In Your Kitchen

Your kitchen is a busy place and good lighting is important. In addition to overall lighting, you also need task lighting. Because there are so many lighting options to choose from, you can get the right mix you need and also get creative to add some stylish elements as well. You can also consider adding some subtle lighting in or around sets of cabinets for extra illumination when you need it.

6. Include a Breakfast Cupboard

If your kitchen gadgets are looking too cluttered, you can use some space in your kitchen to build a breakfast cupboard or dedicated drink area. This will help you eliminate the clutter on your surfaces by storing kitchen gadgets such as your kettle, coffee machine, or toaster together in a nifty and convenient way. Additionally, it’s a great way of keeping items you’ll likely use together in the same place for convenience and efficiency.

7. Add a Miniature Spice Rack

Miniature spice racks are the perfect storage option for people who don’t use too many spices in the kitchen but want to store what they’ve got in the cutest way possible.

You can store different kinds of spices, salt, vinegar, and oil on these kinds of spice racks for the ultimate cooking station. You can even opt for magnetic options to store these on the side of the fridge or on a magnetic strip within easy reach.

8. Create a Small Gallery

Art is a flexible decor option that can fit in any room of the home. It can be a great fit to decorate empty spaces in your kitchen. A few pieces can add a personal touch while elevating the look and feel of the room. If you have enough space, you could even create a gallery wall and make it a focal point of the room.

The kitchen is one of the focal points of your home. It is where you entertain, spend time with family, and whip up delicious meals. If you need to get your space more organized and well-thought-out, a little decoration will help you out with that.

These are just a few ideas for how to decorate empty spaces in your kitchen for a complete and unique kitchen design. The kitchen is only one room of your home and it can be stressful to try and handle all of the details of a custom home on your own.

Instead, partner with a custom home builder with an in-house design/build process. They’ll walk you through the options and handle the details so you can enjoy the journey. If you’re ready to start bringing your dream home to life, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090!