Fun And Fresh Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas You Need To See

A kitchen is meant mainly to be functional so the aesthetic part of the interior design sometimes gets overlooked. That, however, is not ideal. Keep in mind that every activity is more enjoyable when you’re doing it in a pleasant environment and the decor of the space is very important in this sense. For some reason, it’s more difficult to come up with wall decor ideas for the kitchen than it is for other spaces. That’s why we thought we should help. Here are some DIY project ideas that you might like to try.

Creative Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas to Brighten Up Your Home

1. A Hanging Sign or Cute Banner

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One of the easiest things to craft if you want something to decorate your walls with is a hanging sign or a cute banner. You can customize it with some alphabet stencils and you can display a nice message that matches the space’s intended function. For the kitchen, we suggest this “Eat, drink and be merry” sign.

2. A Metal Kitchen Sign

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Surely all the space in a kitchen is precious storage-wise but surely you can find room for wall decor as well. For example, the space just above the window is most-likely free, which means it would be the perfect place to put a sign. Our suggestion would be a metal kitchen sign with an obvious industrial appearance. Obviously, you could also use wooden letters if you prefer a different look, a bit more rustic perhaps. Find out more on Lizmarieblog.

3. A Coffee Bar from a Large Picture Frame or Window

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Some wall-mounted accessories can serve a double purpose. They can look good and they can also be practical. An idea based on that would be to make a coffee bar out of a repurposed window or a large picture frame. Add a few hooks and use some wire mesh or cork to fill the frame. You can display pictures and other small things on the board and you can hang coffee mugs on the hooks. This ingenious idea comes from Rightwhereweare.

4. Oversized Wooden Letters

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Three wooden letters can totally change the decor of your kitchen. We’re talking oversized letters just like the ones featured on Sweetpickinsfurniture. All you need is an E, an A, and a T so you can spell out “eat” on one of your kitchen walls or on the door. Be creative with the placement of the letters. You can hang them vertically, at an angle, or in any other way you want.

5. Personalized Wall-Mounted Sign

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When it comes to wall-mounted signs, you can explore a wide variety of design possibilities and possible texts. For instance, you can hang a “grocery” sign somewhere in your kitchen, maybe above the pantry door for example. Regardless of the message, most signs can be made out of a piece of plywood or wood which is sanded down, painted, and then hanged on the wall. {found on thewoodgraincottage}.

6. Giant Utensil Wall Art

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Here’s another fun idea for some cool and simple kitchen wall decor: giant utensil wall art. The project starts with a sheet of plywood. Draw the shapes of the utensils on it and then use a jigsaw to cut them all out. It doesn’t have to come out perfect. Once you sand down the edges it will all look pretty neat anyway. Paint the board any color you want. Check out Acraftedpassion for a few more details.

7. Plastic Plate Decorations

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Don’t think a beautiful piece of kitchen wall decor has to be expensive to make or to buy. Some of the most charming projects are also some of the cheapest. Did you know you can make something lovely out of a simple plastic plate? You can decorate the plate with paper flowers and letters and you can customize them to match the rest of the kitchen decor. {found on Ourpeacefulplanet}

8. Vertical Bakery Sign

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Decorate your kitchen walls with a sign that represents you, that showcases your style and that’s linked to the things you love most…like baking for example. It’s not all about the message. The materials you use, the finishes, and the colors are just as important for the big picture. This vertical “bakery” sign, which we found on Iheartnaptime, is just one of the many other possibilities.

9. Repurpose Old Utensils and Accessories

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When it comes to kitchen wall decor, a cool idea can also be to repurpose some of the old utensils and accessories which you no longer use. For example, you can turn an old cutting board into a decoration. To give it a fresh look, just paint something on it using a stencil. You can mix and match several cutting boards as exemplified on Andersonandgrant or you can use different accessories.

10. Food-Related Images for your Kitchen Walls

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Another fun idea is to print out some food-related images and to attach them to wooden clipboards and to display them together on one of the kitchen walls. The clips let you remove the images with ease whenever you want to replace them with new ones or to switch their order or position. This funky idea comes from lovegrowswild.

11. Coffee Bean Sack Shades

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Sure, there are a lot of ways in which you can decorate your kitchen walls, but what about the windows? Some original window treatment would have a similar effect on the decor of the space, and we happen to have a really cool idea for your to try: coffee bean sack shades. It’s exactly how it sounds – burlap coffee bean sacks are transformed into window shades. It’s easy and very cheap. Find out all about this project on funkyjunkinteriors.

12. Paper Roll Wall Feature

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If you’re the type that likes to write down recipes or to take notes and write down reminders, maybe you’d like to add paper roll wall features to your kitchen. The idea comes from georgeandwilly. The paper roller can be installed at any height and not necessarily on a bare wall. You could also mount it on the kitchen door, on the backsplash, or on the side of a cabinet.

13. Create a Gallery Wall in your Kitchen

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You don’t have a pick a single type of kitchen wall decor when there are actually several that you like. A nice idea could be to create a gallery wall in your kitchen where you can display wooden signs, letters, decorative utensils, framed pictures, and a bunch of other things. Pick a few ideas that you like and put them together. Find your inspiration on lillianhopedesigns.

14. Framed Fake Fruits

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The framed fake fruits are my favorites. I love how clean and simple this project is and also how beautiful these boxes look on a kitchen’s walls. They add color to the space and they also bring a fresh vibe into the room. You can use oranges, apples, lemons, and other types of fruits and you can mix and match them or display them in groups, as suggested on DIYs.

15. Customize Your Kitchen Walls with Chalkboard Paint

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I also really like the idea of customizing one of the kitchen walls using chalkboard paint. You could create a chalkboard menu by painting a section of the wall and then framing it with wood boards. If you’d rather not paint directly onto the wall, use a piece of plywood. This way you can relocate the blackboard if you want to. Find out more details about this project on Zestitup.

16. Stacked Kitchen Shelving

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Make the most of your kitchen walls and create extra storage space for your pots and pans or favorite ornaments. A Beautiful Mess makes the most of this kitchen space and creates a huge area for storing items that don’t fit in your cupboards. Sometimes when it comes to storage, we have to be creative and find new places for our favorite items, and this is one great way to create extra space even in a tiny kitchen.

17. Kitchen Herb Garden

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Adding a herb garden to your kitchen walls is both a practical and decorative solution. You’ll love having your favorite herbs to hand while cooking, and the plants also add some much-needed lightness and nature to your kitchen. Check out AO at Home for more inspiration for adding herbs to your kitchen walls.

18. Hanging Storage for your Pots and Pans

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If you are short of space in your kitchen cupboards, make the most of your wall space for additional storage. I Love Palets shows us how to make this project which is made by cutting wood boards to create the base of the hanging storage. Add your nails in a pattern to create an artistic display when your pots and pans are hanging on the wall.

19. Fruit Storage on Your Kitchen Walls

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For anyone who finds they have fruit cluttering up their kitchen counters, you’ll love this unique storage solution. It will transform your kitchen walls while also providing a practical solution to reduce clutter on your surfaces. Involvery shares a selection of fun projects, which are as decorative as they are practical.

20. Apron Hooks and Kitchen Shelf

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Aprons and towels often end up without a home in kitchens, so why not decorate your walls with a practical solution that offers hooks for hanging clothing. The Wood Grain Cottage adds this fun design to their kitchen, which can easily fit into a small space on your wall. If you are short of space, you could make this even slimmer to fit your needs.

21. Vintage Signs

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Elizabeth & Co. Vintage shares how a simple vintage sign can transform the atmosphere of your kitchen. Add an old supermarket or bakery sign above your kitchen windows for a rustic and fun addition to the space. This will look great on any color of paint and adds a little more personality to a plain kitchen space.

22. Personalized Name Vinyl Sticker

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This personalized name vinyl sticker would make the perfect gift for your mom or any family member who loves spending time in their kitchen. It’s a simple and inexpensive addition to any kitchen wall and will add more personality and joy to your walls. They are easy to add to any wall space and will look great on top of any color of paint.

23. Metal Letters for a Special Message

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Metal letters look fantastic on any color of the kitchen wall, and this beautiful message tells visitors more about you when they enter your home. It’s easy to add this artwork into any home décor, and it will look fantastic from a distance in your kitchen. This would be a lovely gift for someone who enjoys spending time in their kitchen and will bring a smile to anyone’s face when they see it.

24. Wine Glass and Bottle Holder

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The Kurtz Corner shares this DIY project that will allow you to always have a bottle and glass for your wine on hand. It uses a simple wood pallet and will fit on any empty space on your kitchen walls. Of course, you can customize the color of the wood stain to fit your needs or even paint the wood if you prefer. You can either have this hanging on a wall alone, or it would look great above your kitchen counters.

25. Weekly Menu Board

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Keep track of your meal plans for the week with this weekly menu board from The Sits Girls. It clearly labels each day of the week and then gives you plenty of space to write your meal plans on the chalkboard. It’s a fun way to share with your family what’s being served for dinner throughout the upcoming week.

All of these kitchen wall decor ideas will help to brighten up even the dullest wall space and give new life to your kitchen. Most of these projects are inexpensive and easy to complete, so you won’t have to spend much time or effort transforming your kitchen. If you have a smaller kitchen, remember, your walls are a fantastic spot to add extra storage or shelving. Using up every spare area in your kitchen can help you to deal with any shortage of cupboards you may have while also adding extra decoration to your space. We all spend so much time preparing and cooking food in our kitchen, so take the time to make the space a relaxing and enjoyable area of your home to work in.