10 Ways to Make that Awkward Space Above Your Cabinets Not So Awkward

Mix & Match Silver and Ceramics

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You know those showcases where you display your lavish tabletop collections? Well, displaying them above your cabinets paired with a contrasting collection (like silvers and ceramics) is twice as nice!

Bring on the Romance

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Adding romantic Christmas lighting is a one-size-fits-all solution, especially for that awkward space above your cabinets. Hang these beauties over your head and add a chic romantic ambience to your space.

Magnify Your Wallpaper

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Instead of just adding wallpaper to the space and expecting the problem to go away, pair your wallpaper with a similar-hued collection for that unique wow-factor no one else will have thought of but you!

Choose Your Paint Wisely

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Choosing a paint color for this space is no easy feat. Don’t get too matchy-matchy with the surroundings; instead, make sure to choose a color that pops against the color of your cabinetry, ceiling and backsplash for optimal results.

Go Green

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Adding lush greenery and chic houseplants to this space is an elegant way to spice up the whole room. We’ll leave it up to you whether you want to add real plants or faux, just make sure if it’s the latter that it’s not too obvious. (or you risk making the space look tacky!)

Make it into a Museum

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If the space you need to fill is expansive enough, why not make it into a gallery and display your favorite works of art? This is a classy way of adding a bit of culture into the room!

Chalk it Up!

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Change up the space as often as you like by adding a chalkboard! You can have the menu for dinner up one week and a fun drawing up the next. A chalkboard will turn the awkward space into a blank canvas for your imagination to go wild with.

An Impromptu Library

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Avoid that annoying situation of having to run off and grab your cookbooks by stashing them where you actually need them, in your kitchen! If you have a reliable stepladder, this solution is perfect for you.

Inspire Yourself Daily

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Motivate yourself daily by including an inspirational quote or message where you can always see it! There are plenty DIY tutorials on how to make these stylish letters. Find our favorite here.

Baskets are the New Black

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Trendy wire baskets have never been more popular. Make great use of them by putting them on display above your cabinets and doubling them up as storage for random things you never know where to put. …It’s a win-win situation!

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