10 Minute Design Upgrade: Add Art To Your Kitchen

via Bjarke Johansen

via Bjarke Johansen

Gather round folks, cause today we're going to tackle a fun, easy as Patti Labelle pie 10 min design hack: getting some art into your kitchen.

One of my fave things to do in a kitchen is to add elements that are not at all kitchen-y. This means rugs, lamps, and yep: ART. And while the example above is extreme, I think we can all agree it looks cool as shit.  

Here are 3 ideas to help you get art into your kitchen RIGHT THE HELL NOW. 

GO BOLD

via Elle Decor

via Elle Decor

My preference, in the kitchen and, let's get real, everywhere--is to go bold. If you have a big empty wall in your kitchen, or even *near* your kitchen, you might want to think about just going for it with a giant piece of art. I know giant pieces of art are expensive, but A. You could make one yourself. Or B. You could put up an engineer print or two (which are crazy cheap). 

LEAN SOME ART

via Elle Decor

via Elle Decor

Put your hammer and nails away, ppl...you don't even need to actually hang the art in your kitchen (which is helpful in areas that have a tiled backsplash). Simply try leaning some artwork on any shelves you have--or even on your countertops. 

You could add one or two pieces, or create a faux "backsplash" by leaning artwork on all of your open countertop space. 

CREATE A GALLERY WALL

via Brownstoner

via Brownstoner

Ok, I'm going to go on record to say that I mostly hate gallery walls. They are *very* hard to do right, and I've just seen too many of them that look like they're off an ep of Sanford & Son. 

But I know you guys love the hell out of them, and also: sometimes you can do them right. Using the same frames for all of your art goes a LONG way in making your gallery wall look more pulled together. And if you are dead set on doing a gallery wall, I think a kitchen is a great spot to try one. 

So go forth young Jedis. I want to see you get some art into your kitchen pronto.