Art For Your Kitchen

April 10, 2009

Since many families spend the majority of their time together in the kitchen and tend to entertain there as well, it is common to want to display art there. If you want to adorn the walls of your kitchen with art, there are a few pointers to keep in mind.

Since most breakfast nooks or eat-in kitchens are relatively small, you should choose pieces of art that fit the walls appropriately. In addition, if the piece is smaller, often the art is meant to be appreciated at a closer distance. The close quarters of the breakfast nook will allow for that intimacy.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the art you choose should match the feel and personality of the kitchen furniture. If you have a country style furniture like a wooden table with benches then it would not be appropriate to hang a Picasso or pop art. Maybe your kid’s early drawings in a frame would be more appropriate.

Finally, make sure you take precautions to protect your art. The kitchen and dining areas tend to present hazards to your wall art like food and grease. Make sure your art is properly framed to protect it.