I completed a Resale Ready consultation with an issue that I wanted to share. The best advice I feel I gave the homeowner’s that day was this:
Please get rid of the faux greenery above the kitchen cabinets! I did not know people were still decorating this way:
If you are a reader of my blog and like to read good decorating tips, this is very important- Get rid of all faux greenery above your cabinets. The greenery look is outdated and unfortunately will not make your kitchen show well. We are moving toward a more simple and clean, uncluttered living environment. This includes your kitchen.
Now that we have covered what not to use, what are some ideas that would work? You can always add crown molding to the top of cabinets for a clean, undecorated look:
I love the look of the openness:
I also like the idea of soft lighting along the top the cabinet, don’t you?
You can purchase rope lighting at your local hardware store and run across the top of your cabinets to get the same look.
If you would prefer to decorate with accessories, treat the area as any other flat surface in your home and style vignettes:
Use different object sizes and heights (build up smaller items with books or small boxes). Or, if you are only going to use a few items, make sure they are large enough to gain attention.
This is a new and one of my favorite looks:
All the way to the ceiling! Beautiful.
I hope I have given you some ideas to use for that space above your kitchen cabinets. I think the less to dust is best also, don’t you?
If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.