Hanging Fine Art in the Kitchen

March 24, 2022

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I’m so grateful that things found in a kitchen can be so function and beautiful–whether you’re using objects like copper pots and pans, wooden boards, bowls of fruit, or plates on display. A crock of wood spatulas. Mortar and pestles. Even every day dishes on display warm a kitchen. I even love the idea of hanging a pretty apron that doubles as art and function. Chris, could you start wearing an apron just for this reason? But if you’re wanting to bring your kitchen to the next level, hanging fine art is an amazing way to do that! This tends to get overlooked but to me it’s the finishing touch that can really elevate any kitchen. Just recently I’ve been buying some vintage art pieces from Marketplace and Etsy and Chairish! I love how vintage can add so much soul and charm, which is now singing so loudly in our kitchen.

Art in the Kitchen

Fluted BowlCandlesticks | Sconce | Spoon Rest | Utensil Holder

Was this art not made for this little nook?? Still life is a great way to go in a kitchen, per exhibit A. Need I say more?

Bowls | Wood Bowls | Pepper Mill | Wood Stand | Copper Canisters

Scenic art is another great way to go! This charming little piece brings movement and color to this whole shelf.

Pendant | Table | Lakeside Art | Hillside Art | Frames | Art Light

We actually hung these prints that used to be in our old bedroom, and again, you just can’t go wrong with a beautifully painted scene in a kitchen!

Eventually I’d love to hang some art where our temporary fridge is (maybe if the new one ever arrives), but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I’ve seen people hang art on the side of a cabinet, or leaning against a backsplash or even over the range hood to create a little art moment.

When it comes to other fine art ideas in a kitchen, I think portraits are the perfect way to set a mood. What also comes to mind are botanicals, nature, and animals. Once I even hung a photo of Greta cooking in our pantry, which is kitchen adjacent!

If you need a place to start, here’s a round up of some fine art that would look so so lovely in any kitchen! Some are prints, and some are framed, but there’s something for every budget!

Favorite Kitchen Art

Art Prints

1. Apples Still Life $12
2. Riverscape Painting $12
3. Floral Vintage $12
4. Vintage Bird Art Print $13
5. Pears Art Print $13
6. Portrait $13
7. Rustic Kitchen Print $13
8. Hydrangea $13
9. Hydrangea Vintage Flower $15
10. Heirloom $23
11. Hydrangea Print $30

Framed Art

12. Vintage Fruit Still Life $70
13. Pattern China Teacups $148
14. Lila Noir $235
15. Bowl of Lemons $250
16. In High Feather $250
17. Gloomy Clementine $270
18. Gray Horizon II $205
19. Deep Florals $330
20. The Crested Jay $375

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  1. REK981 says:

    Such great ideas! Thank you!

  2. Sara says:

    Two other great pieces for the kitchen are Enzo Mare’s classic prints from 1963: La Mela (the apple) and La Pera (the pear). LOVE them but they do require quite a lot of space

    And “Lobster Telephone” by Salvador Dali. I like when the art in the kitchen includes food!

  3. Rebecca says:

    So beautiful! Art in a kitchen adds so much & inspires a beautiful life. A while back, there was a bathroom filled with family photos that was gaining accolades. I’ve never understood family photos in bathrooms. It just seems like there’s a place for family photos & portraits and that’s not it. Haha

  4. DD says:

    Great idea to display images of children working in the kitchen. I have also mounted an original oil that reminds me of the garden when I lived in London, along with a series of 8×10 photos my son took of vendors plying their wares at Kyoto’s Nishiki Market. Beautiful images and happy memories. Cheers.

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