Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas

Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas

modern kitchen wall decor ideas

When it comes to inspiring kitchen wall decor ideas, the sky is the limit. Don’t just paint it white and done. Every kitchen deserves thoughtful, intelligent interior design and clever storage solutions like any other room in your house. You can be just as creative with your kitchen wall decor ideas as you would in your living room or bedroom. You don’t need to leave your kitchen in the dark, one of the most frequently used rooms in any home.

From eye-catching tile designs that you can use to give small kitchen wall decorations a unique style to ideas that make them appear bigger, there is a lot to consider when looking to enhance your space. Discover these refreshing and modern kitchen wall decor ideas selected for your home by interior designers and renovation experts at Décor Aid. 

An extended backsplash

modern kitchen wall decoration extended backsplash

As I said, there are tons of kitchen wall decor hacks that will add impressive value to your home with ease. And when it comes to your kitchen backsplash, who says the treatment you choose has to stop right under your cabinets? On the contrary, with this remarkable attitude.

Why not extend the backsplash of your kitchen up to the ceiling instead of making a subtle adjustment? This, in turn, creates a bold feeling while your material choices are highlighted and your kitchen gets bigger and better judged and better judged instantly. And you can count on guests to steal the look for their own home.

Open the pantry

modern kitchen wall decoration open pantry

If you have an impressive collection of kitchen, cookware, and storage containers to add on, then you should think about creating a pantry alternative by having everything in sight.

This can be done via a console or a pantry or a shelf and makes it much easier to find and use the required items. To keep the area clean and visually appealing, make sure everything stays organized and housed in attractive jars and storage containers for a sleek appearance.


modern kitchen wall decoration Shiplap

For a sturdy design of kitchen wall decor that makes the room appear warmer and more inviting, Shiplap offers an affordable view of tiled walls and art.

It also gives your kitchen a rustic charm, making it the perfect choice for a classic, country-inspired cuisine. Keep the look modern by pairing shiplap with sleek, minimal cabinetry and high-gloss hardware for an eye-catching juxtaposition. And since shiplap is so strong, it will be a worthwhile investment that will last for years. Plus, it’s much easier to maintain than any other stone or other kitchen wall cladding material.

The fifth wall

modern kitchen wall decoration 5. wall ceiling

When it comes to kitchen walls or almost any room, our customers often overlook the potential of what is often virtually untouched, sprawling property – the ceiling.

Rethinking your ceiling that marked the fifth wall in the world of interior design can produce a remarkable result. From vibrant wallpaper to painted panels to artificial beams, you can go in just about any design direction. However, since it can be an expensive procedure that you need to have a professional install, make sure you are happy with your choice later. And keep in mind the impact this can have on your home’s potential resale, as if you are making an overly experimental decision. You will be sorry if you have to take them down.

Open shelves

modern kitchen wall decoration open shelves

Open shelves are more realistic than ever. Open shelving is much cheaper than installing new cabinets and will help make your kitchen feel bigger and brighter.

Even better when you can style them in an easy-care, attractive way that makes finding and finding the items you need that much easier. Keep in mind, however, that open shelves can attract dust and items that you don’t even use may need to be hand washed every now and then.

A large bookcase

modern kitchen wall decoration large bookcase

A dramatic full size bookcase that takes up a large wall is a striking focal point and the perfect place to add kitchen utensils and decorations. And if you’re lucky enough to have a window next to your bookcase, you can even create a raised seating area with storage space underneath for a comfortable reading corner.

Accent wall

modern kitchen wall decoration accent wall

Accent walls are still all the rage and for good reason. They help define a space and give it depth. They are easy to create and most importantly, affordable.

However, if you want to create an accent wall out of a stunning material like raw wood or oversized tile, your kitchen will feel all the more luxurious and considered.

Dark walls

modern kitchen wall decoration dark walls

As I said, kitchen walls don’t always have to be white. And as in any room, they can be any color, but they look more modern in a darker, moody shade.

From a seductive nautical-inspired navy shade to a luscious glossy black, dark kitchen walls juxtaposed with lighter accessories and finishes will create an unexpected and unique feel.

Wall lamps and work lights

modern wall lights for the kitchen

Every time our general contractors update the kitchen wall decor on our clients’ homes, they are often surprised that the right lighting solutions are not being considered.

To make cooking and reading cookbooks easier, you should install new swivel arm lights at different heights. Best of all, wall lights are much cheaper than ceiling lights and don’t take up counter space.

Tile designs

modern kitchen wall decor tiles

Use tiles to add something special to your kitchen with bold contrasting colors and create an eye-catching design by changing the orientation of the tiles. You can even introduce some tiles of a completely different shape to enhance your kitchen wall decor.

You can also use tiles to create a work of art – use different shapes and colors of tiles to create a mosaic design, or have your own illustration done on tiles that you can install as your own bespoke luxury kitchen wall decor.

Blackboard paint

modern kitchen wall decoration blackboard walls

Blackboard paint is fun and comes in handy for decorating the kitchen wall on one of your walls. The dark color contrasts nicely with lighter woods and light kitchen cabinets and countertops. Chalkboard paint also has the added benefit of being the perfect surface for jotting down notes, writing down a shopping list, or even creating that week’s menu. It is also wiped clean in a flash.

If you love to cook but have a young family and need to keep an eye on them, blackboard paint is the perfect way to do it. You can put your little ones down with some chalk and let them go into town while you prepare a calming meal.

Show kitchen ware

modern kitchen wall decoration kitchen ware display

Not everyone has room in their kitchen for a wall dedicated to artistic kitchen wall decor ideas. If that sounds like you, artfully displaying your kitchen ware can be the way to breathe life into your kitchen without losing any storage space.

Install floating shelves and put all of your favorite kitchen items on them for everyone to see – glasses, plates, cups, and pots can make a surprisingly attractive display in your kitchen. You could also have some open closets installed that look wonderfully stylish and give you plenty of storage space.

Plates and platters

modern kitchen wall decor panels and panels

We are very pleased that charming wall plates and platters are returning to the realm of wall art and where you can hang plates and platters better than in the kitchen? Plates and platters displayed as kitchen wall decor look stunning – choose a selection of plates that go with your kitchen color scheme.

Antique and thrift stores are a great place to get this type of kitchen wall decor inexpensively. The artwork you find on decorative plates can be delightful, and you won’t regret choosing this over any other type of kitchen wall decor in a more modern style.

pots and pans

modern kitchen wall decoration pots and pans

If you’re one of those lucky people who has a gorgeous set of copper pots and pans, show them off to everyone. This type of kitchen wall decor is convenient because since you already have the decor, all you need to do is make it an ornate feature.

Whether you hang them on a hooked frame, on a rail, or display them on shelves, pots and pans can result in a surprisingly eye-catching work of art. Combine shapes and sizes to artfully balance your pans.

Wall planters  

modern kitchen wall decoration planters

If you don’t want to go traditional by hanging a painting on a wall, an artistic selection of wall planters make for a stunning rustic kitchen wall decor. Plants add wonderful texture to any room and make your kitchen look lively and bright.

You can make wall planters out of anything and everything – to give your wall planters an extra boost that suits the space.

Structured gallery wall

modern kitchen wall decoration art gallery

We love a gallery wall for kitchen wall decor ideas, but the usual random feel of a gallery wall could be a bit much for a busy kitchen area. Rule your design with a linear, textured gallery wall to make sure your kitchen doesn’t feel messy.

Such a gallery wall is equally suitable for large or small kitchen wall decorations. Botanical and natural prints would work perfectly in a kitchen, like prints of herbs, vegetables, or fruits. This will add some color and interest without making your kitchen art feel cluttered or imposing.

Wood paneling

modern kitchen wall decoration wood paneling

If you want to introduce something out of the ordinary, wood paneling is a great choice over the usual colors or tiles. The wood paneling is great for walls and ceilings and adds a sophisticated feel to your kitchen wall decor, but without a lot of fuss. If you love a minimalist feel but want to introduce some texture then this is the way to go.

You can choose from natural wood colors or lacquered panels of any color – we think medium wood and white panels are the absolute best for rustic kitchen wall decorations.

Vibrant wallpaper

modern kitchen wall decor wallpaper ideas

Wallpaper isn’t a wallcovering that you would automatically go for when it comes to kitchen wall decorating ideas, but it works so well. Wallpaper is always available in vibrant prints and patterns that are a relatively easy way to add lots of color, texture, and style to your kitchen.

Standard wallpapers are suitable for walls that are not near cooking stations or near the sink. If you want to hang wallpaper in your most frequently used kitchen areas, choose Teflon-coated wallpaper so that it is easy to wipe off and expect plenty of durability.

A wall of wine

modern kitchen wall decoration wine display

Turn your love for wine into art. Wine can be a challenge at the best of times. If you have a small kitchen this idea is perfect for small kitchen wall decorations. If you’re struggling with space (or just a wine fanatic who wants to showcase their collection), wall-mounted wine displays are a stylish way to go.

Display your favorite bottles on the wall and make your collection a feature. You can even achieve an ombre effect with red, rose, and white. But if you’re on a tight budget to work with and have a dead space like under the stairs, remember to have a proper vault built for the ultimate in luxury kitchen wall decor.

Glassware displays

modern kitchen wall decoration wine glass display rack

Every house seems to end in mismatched glassware, but you don’t have to hide these in the back of the closet – hug your mismatched sets and flaunt them. Glassware makes for a stunning wall decoration in the kitchen as the light is reflected from the glass and it shines in the sun. Show your colorful glasses, the beautiful glass or crystal as well as interesting shapes and sizes.

Work with what you already have or pick up items from a discount or antique store for rustic kitchen wall decor.  

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