Adding Art to Your Kitchen: 5 Tips to Keep in Mind

Who doesn’t like decorating their home? But while we love to adorn our living rooms and hallways with artwork, the kitchen often gets left out. Why? It could be because of the fact that the kitchen is often seen as a utilitarian space that doesn’t need any sprucing up, unlike a living room where you relax or entertain friends and family. Hanging art in a kitchen isn’t really a common practice but it should be!

The kitchen is called the heart of the home and rightfully so. When you think of how much time you spend in there – prepping, cooking, or cleaning up – it is clear that the kitchen plays an important role in your life and your home. So, it is only right that you put the same amount of effort into decorating it as you do with any other room in the house.

Here are a few tips to add art to your kitchen to liven it up:

  • Use your walls

    Kitchens usually do not have a lot of wall space but when they do, you should make sure that you use that space for art. Whether it means hanging a photograph of a vintage wooden handled kitchen utensil or a painting of a fruit or vegetable, the wall is a great place to make a statement with your decor in the kitchen.

  • Hang a series of paintings or photographs

    If you want to create an elegant look in your kitchen, there is nothing quite like hanging a series of paintings or photographs. It can have an even bigger impact if the art matches the theme. For instance, you can find photo prints of vintage kitchen utensils, which make for a perfect choice for the kitchen.

  • Create a focal point

    In kitchens that have a neutral or muted color palette, adding a focal point with art can work wonders. Adding a statement piece will immediately draw the eye while also elevating the look and ambiance of the room.

  • Consider scale

    When you buy art for your kitchen, make sure you consider the scale. Think about how you will hang it. Instead of hanging one large photo print, consider hanging multiple smaller pieces to create a classic and cohesive look. Also, if you have a small kitchen, a large piece of art can easily overwhelm it.

  • Play with textures

    Adding different textures to a room is an excellent way to add more dimension to it. So, if your kitchen has a lot of wood, mix it up by adding some metal. If you have that modern stainless steel look, you can add warmth with wood, including photographs with wooden frames.

Martin Trailer Fine Art Photography offers a collection of fine art photography prints, including those of an assortment of vintage wooden handled kitchen utensils. Whether you choose to hang just one print on a kitchen wall or create an elegant gallery wall, our collection has all that you need to add a touch of your personality and distinct style to your cooking space. Browse through our galleries to take your pick from photographs of egg beaters, cream and egg whips, can openers, peelers, whisks, grinders, knives, and more. Reach out to us if you need more information.