Kitchen Decor and Accessory Ideas

Vegetable Kitchen Collage

We spend a large amount of time in our kitchens. I know I do! And have you noticed how when you have guests they tend to congregate there too? As well as cooking and food storage, many modern kitchens provide eating areas for the family. So the kitchen really is the heart of the home and the art you display there is important. What wall decor hangs on your kitchen walls?


Kitchen Design Trends

What Are The Trends For 2022?

Pizza Pane Dolci

In 2022 bold kitchen unit colors are on trend. According to Homebuilding & Renovating, we will see more muted greens and earth tones alongside jewel-like blues, greens and metallics. Marble continues to be a popular feature.

Where people have taken a minimalist approach the use of wallpaper in the kitchen is having something of a come back to counter the plain look. But I would argue that could be accomplished just as well with some decent fine art prints on the wall. Some brave color choices with art prints can make a bold statement and afford the luxury of being changed according to the seasons. Or if you change the color of your kitchen units.

How Much Is Spent On A Kitchen Upgrade?

Vegetable Kitchen Collage

It is amazing how much money people are prepared to spend on a kitchen upgrade. The Houzz 2022 Kitchen Trends Study looked at how people upgrade and how much they spend. The average spend in the USA was $10,000 for a minor upgrade up to $50,000 for something more major. If you are going to spend large amounts of money on an upgrade of this central area of the house, don’t scrimp on the accessories. There is some great art available to compliment your kitchen ambience.

Of course, if you haven’t got these sums of money just decorating your existing kitchen and buying some new accessories to brighten it up are the way to go. You can revolutionize the look of a room by changing the art on the walls.

Choosing Wall Decor For The Kitchen

What Subjects Are Included In Kitchen Wall Decor?

Lunch Ingredients Collage

What sort of things are likely to feature on people’s kitchen walls? Well, predominantly food such as eggs, fruit, pasta, meat, fish and cakes. Images of drinks, for example, a jug of lemonade, a cup of tea in nice china, a bottle of wine with a full glass beside it are often popular.

Time For Wine

Utensils often appear in kitchen decor, weighing scales (particularly traditional style), knives and forks, cooking implements and pots and pans. Images of restaurants, bars, cafes, bistros, outside eating areas etc also feature in the wall decor available to purchase.

Much will depend on the theme of your kitchen and where your house is located. In a separate blog I have looked at beach house decor, for example. For a beach house decor might reflect the sea, sea shells etc.

How Do I Choose?

Rustic Display Of Tomatoes For Sale Black and White

Your art can make a bold statement of color, or an understated homage to the kitchen design you have chosen. So, for example, in a black and white kitchen a black and white or minimal color piece might be appropriate.

Italian Temptations

Or you can go for a really bold color/s in contrast. You can look at colour therapy theory and choose a color to help create a mood. I have written before about the use of the color orange, saying that it is also a stimulating, fun, warm colour, focusing the mind on physical comfort, warmth, security, food.  So that is a good color to consider for your kitchen accents. Above all, the important thing is that you like what you put on your walls and select something you can look at again and again.

Bar Sign

What Is On My Kitchen Wall?

I live in an old rustic farmhouse in Italy and my kitchen reflects the house – modern but with a rustic feel. The house, and our lives, revolve around our animals so my kitchen art includes a beautiful pastel sketch of a scabby old cat and a limited edition print of a cat watercolor, both of which I purchased in England. Along with some bits and pieces Barnet Boy have picked up at local craft fairs. They make me happy! And I bet you thought I was going to say the walls were covered in my art (that would be the rest of the house LOL).

This article was originally published in 2017 and updated and republished 30 April 2022.

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Dorothy and Barnet Boy

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I am having fun living half way up a mountain in Central Italy with my husband Barnet Boy, Stevie Mouse and the rest of my fur family. I am enjoying creating art that people will love having on their walls. I also love storytelling through my blog and short stories.


  1. Dorothy – so well written and illustrated. About the only thing I’d like to change in our kitchen besides the cabinets is the electric stove for a gas one. Otherwise it is a large comfortable kitchen with plenty of room to prepare meals.

  2. getting ready to redo my kitchen (myself) and I may have to include some of your artwork (the cheese and bread photos might be just what this space needs!)

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