Kitchen Wall Display Ideas

Kitchen walls become prime real estate for focal point kitchen wall display ideas to visually come to life.

Kitchen wall display ideas masterfully command the eye and attention of the design and decor beholder.



Let’s look at these eye catching kitchen wall display ideas that range from the whimsical to the vintage and every unique expression of “I love it!” in between.

plates on display pantry wall

Home Bunch

Decorative plates in various patterns, shapes, and colors and have moved from the table to the forefront of artistic kitchen and kitchen area wall display ideas.


House & Garden – Alicia Taylor


Kay O’Toole’s Houston Home

My grandmother and aunts proudly lined every square inch of their kitchen walls with souvenir plates from their travels- quality kitchen decor of the times.


Plate displays have evolved into bone china, porcelain, English transferware and ironstone works of art.

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Better Homes & Gardens – Photo by Gordon Beall

Mix and match saucers, salad, bread and butter, and dinner plates in patterns and position.

Murphy Mears Architects-designed by Kay O'Toole

Murphy Mears Architects – Design by Kay O’Toole – Veranda


The more the merrier!

ironstone plates on wallOne Kings Lane



Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens

William Ridgway & Co. Blue Relief Molded Staffordshire-dinner-plates

Early 1900s Colonial Pottery Devon Pattern Medium Platter Transferware

My plate hanger materials of preference.


An antique plate rack wall shelf is an excellent kitchen wall display ideas option.


Antique English Plate Rack Wall Shelf Bookcase

Antiques complement basically any design style, visually draw the eye, and add the decorative oomph factor to wall and space.

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A little birdie tells me the buzz predicts textured relief tile will make a big backsplash in 2022 renos.

Yes, designer tiles do most certainly count as options in the kitchen wall display wall ideas portfolio.

textured relief tile

Catch of the day collections.


Martha Stewart

Unique drawings paired with words in the key of life.


Crown Point Cabinetry

Musical instruments.


Texas Monthly – Photography by Ryann Ford


We Heart It


Southern Living – Photo by Francesco Lagnese



Vintage oil paintings and portraits on a wall or simply placed on a shelf or countertop, in gallery form or groups gathered highlighting varied subjects and sizes, remains a classic choice of decor accent and design accessory for a kitchen wall display.



deVOL Kitchens – Architectural Digest



Family recipes passed down from generation to generation with precious memories the main ingredient, framed recipe cards begin a meaningful conversation while making a lovely presentation.


Julie Blanner

Provided for you is a link to this easy kitchen art DIY for framing family recipes from Julie Blanner.  Click on the link below the photo for instructions.


Omero Home

Don’t let a bare wall take a “tole” on your kitchen wall display ideas.



Vintage tole, pewter and silver trays in assorted shapes and colors are highly collectible, and although the design characteristics and sizes can be similar, no two tole trays are exactly the same.




Copper pots and pans as well as vintage bread and cutting boards never fail to impress or bring the ooh la la look to any kitchen decor.


Country Living

Dress them up, dress them down- copper is a decorative chameleon, and there is something so basically beautiful and uniquely utilitarian about bread and cutting boards.

bread-board-wall-displayBlackberry Farm – Suzanne Kasler Interior Design

Beauty comes in all sizes and shapes.


The Art of Doing Stuff

Where to begin my gush over copper?


Martha Stewart

The beauty of copper is that it is timeless, reliable, durable and with its aged to perfection patina.

Timothy Corrigan Copper pots on kitchen wall

Timothy Corrigan’s Spectacular French Château

That’s the charm that is copper.


House Beautiful 



Mimi ThorissonMimi Thorisson ~ One Kings Lane

copper pots and pansBetter Homes and Gardens

I am in vintage mold, tin and pan heaven!


House Beautiful

Where some may see old, beat up relics of baking times past others, like me, look past the wear to the beauty of the past.


Apartment Therapy

bakeware-cast-ironCountry Living


House Beautiful

How original and useful is this custom herb garden board display?



The talented genius of the DIY inclined never ceases to amaze me. Utilitarian and eye catching- key ingredients in any kitchen design.


Mod Vintage Life

This spice rack  idea is a fine example of an “eye”dea of DIY genius from Nita at Mod Vintage Life!

As silver serving pieces housing casserole dishes in another home decor life, these repurposed spice racks create a display that nails unique to the kitchen wall.


Vintage enamelware salt boxes, match safes, and house number signs, architectural corbels, rolling pins, tin pails, and wood cheese boards make ideal and practical kitchen wall display options.


Martha Stewart


The Cottage Journal

Antique, vintage and decorative collections come in as excellent kitchen wall displays ideas.

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4 thoughts on “Kitchen Wall Display Ideas”

  1. Thrilled you like the images. I went back and scrolled through the post, and you’re right, Kathy- the pics are rather cool. Thanks for your comment, and I glad the images spoke to you.


  2. How are large tole trays hung on wall. I haven’t found anything to hold the weight.

  3. Hi Laura,

    I use plate hangers rated for large plates. If the tray is super extra large, a quick switch out of the springs will give greater extension. Home Depot or Ace Hardware have them in stock. I trust the plate hangers to hold the weight. Hope this helps!

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