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Publication Date: 2014-04-15

Inspiration

Creative Ways to Display Art in the Kitchen

From dramatic black and white photos to bright pops of color, here are some ways that art can liven up a kitchen's blank walls.

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When it comes to decorating and designing a kitchen, most people focus on the cabinets, appliances, countertops and backsplash but often leave the smaller elements like lighting and storage to the very end, almost as afterthoughts. But even further from most home owners minds is the decor: such as art! Art make any space feel extra special and homey. We spend so much time in our kitchens, so why not treat it like any other room in terms of its blank walls?

Architect Mauricio Arruda designed his own kitchen, which was photographed for Casa Vogue last year. It featured a moody black and white photo on the beautiful tile wall, making a striking vignette alongside the mid-century modern clock and magnetic knife strip.

We love the color pop in this neutral kitchen thanks to those stools and the colorful artwork hung above the cabinets. This special kitchen was set up for The Design Files Open House in Melbourne, Australia last year.

This furnished eat-in kitchen showcases two scratchy portraits hung over the sink that bring some playfulness to the stark white Scandinavian space.

Designed by Studio Montañana and featured in Elle Decor Italia, this dated third floor apartment got a much-needed needed renovation and a sleek, modern kitchen. The gilded framed artwork adds the final touch of elegance and sophistication.

We found 8 more stylish art-filled kitchens—view them all on Design Milk.

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