decor pad

I updated this post to add photos of my weirdo soffits, enjoy.

One of the most common posts requests I get is for information on how to decorate over the kitchen cabinets.  I’ve tried and tried to avoid the question.  Because 9 times of of 10 I don’t like decor over the kitchen cabinets.  I think people tend to put too much pressure on themselves to decorate every surface–I’d rather see pretty molding above a cabinet than have attention drawn to the top of {my} builder grade cabs.

However, I do think there are ways to really utilize the space above your cabinets really well.  Like in that photo up there, the tops of the cabinets are an extention of the cabs and the bowls relate to everything else going on.  I like that.

Home Design Interior

This is my personal pet peeve with over the cabinet decor. Please forgive me if this is your kitchen.  If you love it, then by all means leave the pretend, long, lanky greenery on top of your cabinets.  But I dare say, it adds nothing to the room.  I think it would be better off empty.  If they must have something up there, maybe white dishes–some plates hung on the wall above the cabs, some urns or something?

I’m at a loss.  Teach me oh wise decoratory friends, show me the folly of my naked top of cabinet ways. How do you decorate above your cabinets?

for the record, here is my kitchen with the worlds largest soffits–why did this seem like a good idea to someone?

and in the other corner?  no soffits.


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