26 Elegant Kitchen Wall Decor Ideas Your Empty Walls Beg

Last updated on October 20, 2023

These kitchen wall decor ideas and wall art hangings will transform your room interior instantly. Best of all they are so easy to implement. Read on!

You always start with a blank wall. And you don’t want it to keep staring at you. Much less in the kitchen of all places. So what do you do? Hang a picture, some art, or paint it an accent color. How about something entirely unique? Whether it’s part of your dining room wall decor or a cooking-only area.

Designers recommend an array of options, which include quick and dirty solutions (such as the aforementioned art) as well as practical design (such as interesting shelving). But you should always keep it elegant. Here are our recommendations to make your space interesting and stay within the budget.

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What to Do with Empty Wall Space in Kitchen? 

These are the general guidelines you can follow when choosing art and accessories for the walls (as well as the mistakes to be avoided):

  1. Rustic accents always make the space cozier and unique.
  2. Avoid generic art (think about the meaning of the piece you’re adding).
  3. Use live greenery, especially herbs. Wall-mounted or hanging planters add a nice touch to space.
  4. Repurpose materials, vintage utensils, and frames.
  5. Mix and match materials (metal, wood, canvas).
  6. Get something famous.

Naturally, you will want some examples, so here they are coming next.

Vintage Kitchen Wall Decor

Sometimes all it takes to decorate your kitchen are going out there to the thrift shops and flea markets to hunt for some unique vintage items. Granted you have a nice display shelf, to begin with, you can put up all your accent items following a single theme. This way your kitchen gets a lot of decorative charm, and you don’t need to splurge on expensive accents.

Metal Kitchen Wall Decor

If you wish to add some metal as decorative material to the interior, wire baskets are brilliant for this. Yes, you can decorate your space with fresh market produce, and we’re all for it. Of course, such a display vignette will be very temporary, but if you add a nice rustic sign to that, it’s going to last a long time. All you have to do is refill your shelves with stuff. Hanging wire organizers work well to achieve this look.

Kitchen Utensil Decor

Do you want to make a unique wall art to decorate your kitchen? This idea makes the best of thrift store bought things. You can get a few vintage picture frames and some silverware utensils. Spray paint them for a stylish look and make these whimsical pieces to hang in your kitchen. They will make conversation pieces too.

Kitchen Picture Frames

How to make artwork more interesting. If you’re going to DIY your wall hangings, you might as well use some creativity. These rustic clipboards make a great alternative to picture frames, and they are not that boring at all. It’s all about making your kitchen exciting! There’s a tutorial for you to follow if you want to make them yourself at home.

Fruit Wall Decor

fruit shadowbox
Tutorial: diys.com

How would you decorate your kitchen with shadowboxes? How about some fake fruit? It’s a brilliant twist on using pops of color via fruit in the kitchen design. Only, in this case, the shadowboxes add so much more depth and character. Enjoy this tutorial and make something like this at home.

Rustic Kitchen Wall Decor

Wall signs can be unusual when it comes to kitchen styling. And if you can use some recycled materials, such as reclaimed wood or pallets, it’s all the better. Create this cozy, rustic look and make your kitchen look like it’s professionally designed. This is a unique idea that you can easily replicate at home.

Large Kitchen Wall Art

If you’re going to create wall art yourself, go for something big. This is a brilliant project for some plywood boards and a jigsaw. Check out this tutorial with instructions to see how you can do it too.

Kitchen Accent Wall

Chalkboard accent wall
Tutorial: hometalk.com

It’s incredible what some chalk paint and an empty wall can do to your interior. Not only does it make a great accent wall, but you can create your designs over and over again with chalk. You can use the wall to write down your day’s menu for some additional family fun too!

“EAT” Kitchen Sign

Letter sign
Source: etsy.com

Combining some letter art and giant utensils is a classic way to decorate a kitchen wall. It’s rustic and stylish. You don’t need to think about it a lot too. The only thing you have to figure out is where to get these pieces (hint: try Etsy), or how to make them.

Shabby Chic Kitchen Decor

Yes, some modern boho style fits accent kitchen very well. It’s unexpectedly brilliant. It adds so much character to your space, and it makes an attractive conversation piece. All you have to do is embrace it.

Modern Kitchen Decor

The backsplash is also a kitchen wall, so don’t forget about it when decorating. There are so many ways to design your backsplash; the topic deserves its article. But to mention it here, we’ll just leave this beautiful eclectic backsplash in a 3D panel as an idea.

Kitchen Art Print

If you’re going to decorate your kitchen only with prints, make it count. A vibrant popping color can do wonders to the interior. Just make sure you choose wisely. Experimenting is key in this case.

Kitchen Artwork

Source: etsy.com

A kitchen is not usually the first space that leaps to mind when most people think of an area to display art. However, artwork that is showcased on kitchen walls can add personality and tremendous visual interest to space. You can choose artwork that has the themes of dining, cooking or baking. Illustrations taken from vintage cookbooks could create great decorations for the kitchen wall. This way displaying artwork in your kitchen is an excellent method of injecting personality into space and adding visual interest.

You can definitely go with artwork from an artist, and there are so many great pieces to choose from. Try Etsy for some fantastic unique works at low prices. This way you won’t have to go on a splurge just to get something for your kitchen.

Gray Kitchen Walls

When it comes to gray wall paint, nothing makes such a great accent as geometric art. It isn’t too complicated, it’s not in-your-face, but it’s not too subtle either. Geometric shapes can do wonders to kitchen style, and we can see it on this tour.

Rustic Kitchen Sign

rustic sign
Source: etsy.com

Use rustic signs especially if you’re going for the farmhouse look in your kitchen. It’s amazing what you can do with such a simple piece. Try to find something interesting in a thrift store or a flea market, for some great character. Or look for great pieces on Etsy.

Funny and Cute Wall Decor

Funny cute signs
Source: etsy.com

You don’t have to be serious all the time in your interior design. Although it is a serious matter, you can brighten up the mood with some witty signs to decorate those empty walls. Here are some great examples that you can find on Etsy and bring back home.

Wood Wall Art Ideas

Wood carved plaque
Source: etsy.com

Looking for something special that would become a focal point of your kitchen? Wood carved plaques are good enough to do the trick, and you can even get them personalized. This particular piece on Etsy has caught our attention.

Metal Kitchen Signs

Metal poster
Source: displate.com

Metal posters can have a high impact on your interior, including the kitchen. The options are endless on what poster to get, and the metal look is very high-impact. Check out some great options on Displate.

Letter Decor Ideas

Laser cut letters
Source: etsy.com

There’s no limit as to what you can get with laser cut wood. Your imagination can go wild here. And all you have to do is made a design on your computer to get a sign cut out for you. How will you decorate your kitchen?

Country Kitchen Wall Decor

country style

Country style shelving can bring beauty and function to the kitchen and shelves are especially remarkable in smaller spaces. Depending on your preference, the shelves can be low profile or flamboyant. They can be used to display accessories or as storage for kitchen supplies. It is both efficient and attractive to have low profile shelves that are decorated with kitchen supplies or accent pieces. They can even be used to add pops of color to space when they are painted in bold hues.

Other ideas for country kitchens would include signs, wreaths, and even shiplap accent walls. And of course, using a lot of greenery and houseplants.

Small Kitchen Decor

Oversized Letters

These design gems are currently a significant trend for small kitchens. Using large-format, oversize letters in eye-catching colors and fonts can add substantial interest to the kitchen. They are typically made out of thin, sturdy metal. This is because this type of material gives the letters a substantial feel and creates a considerable visual impact while making them light enough to hang from the walls. Some homeowners choose letters that have meaning to members of their household; letters that represent names or initials.

Wall Decals


There is also the option of adding whimsy via funny or inspirational words to your kitchen with contemporary stickers. These vinyl stickers can be easily affixed to wall and other smooth surfaces.



You can transform an otherwise subdued kitchen into a work of beauty by adding show-stopping backsplashes. The backsplash you use can add drama and put your personality on display.

Herb Themed


You can add a pegboard and use it as an economical and fun way to display your beautiful pots, pans, and herb planters.

Coffee Decor for Kitchen

coffee themed
Source: etsy.com

If you’re the person who can’t start a day without a mug of coffee, you will want something that reminds you of it (not that you need reminding). A small poster or big beautiful art piece will adorn any blank wall in the kitchen. The coffee theme is one of the most popular options to decorate the kitchen.

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