Simple Ways to Display Artwork in Your Home: Kitchen Countertop

Emily A. Clark kitchen renovation, displaying art in your kitchen

Emily A. Clark kitchen renovation, displaying art in your kitchen

display small works of art on your kitchen counter

display small works of art on your kitchen counter

Hello friends! 

I'm starting a new mini-series on the blog all about hanging and displaying artwork because honestly, that is the HARDEST thing. I've talked to countless people who say to me, "I have lots of prints and paintings in my house. They're just not on display yet!" My response is always, "Me too! Why is it so hard??"

It's difficult to...

A) find art that suits your tastes

B) get it framed and ready to go

C) find the perfect place in your home to display it

D) gather the tools necessary for hanging

E) measure and match everything exactly

F) get the art up on the wall in a way that pleases you.

Believe me, I feel your pain. That's why I've gathered up research and links and fun photos and ideas to inspire you to get that art out and on display in your home TODAY.

how to display a custom home portrait

how to display a custom home portrait

custom home painting in a kitchen

custom home painting in a kitchen

how to display a smaller work of art

how to display a smaller work of art

So let's do it! One baby step at a time.

Display smaller works of art on your kitchen counter.

Whether your kitchen is big or small, displaying a smaller painting on your counter will definitely add some color and life to your space. 

abstract painting by michelle schneider

abstract painting by michelle schneider

12 Tips for Displaying Art in Your Kitchen:

  1. place a small plant (fake or real) next to or behind the artwork
  2. place the artwork near other kitchen items of similar color (i.e. mugs, open shelves, cookbooks, tea tins, tea kettles, recipe tins etc.)
  3. keep the artwork far enough away from the sink and stove that it won't get wet or greasy (clean the glass and frame regularly)
  4. display abstract art with similar colors to match your kitchen theme
  5. try to stick with artwork 8x10 or smaller depending on your counter space
  6. use white frames to make the artwork pop
  7. rotate the art out with other pieces around your home regularly
  8. use a tabletop easel
  9. prop the artwork in a corner space to cover cracks and cords
  10. find custom artwork for your kitchen to add a personal touch
  11. fill clear jars with colorful foods or candies or cut flowers to place near the artwork
  12. pair a larger mat and frame with a smaller art piece like the example in Emily's kitchen

Stay tuned for more fun tips in the coming weeks, and please share YOUR TIPS in the comments below! Be sure to join my free Print Club to get a new downloadable art print in your inbox every single month.