Walls are easily overlooked. They are an accessory, a background with a neutral finish, a backdrop for the kitchen appliances and worktop. But any room without an embellishment on these surfaces is stylistically incomplete. When it comes to decorating walls, the same rule as always applies: Less is more. Choose what you like. A break in style can breathe life into a room. Designer hanging vases with flowers or macramé plant pot holders look striking in a cool high-tech kitchen – and your guests are sure to notice them. If you can create a green contrast, then it’s all the more impressive: a complete living wall full of plants as a vertical garden.
Pictures are amazing wall decorations, especially in the kitchen. Fine art photography behind high-gloss acrylic is a highlight in itself. Intense colours really come into their own here. Having said this, black and white images also look bold behind acrylic glass. Do you like monumental images? Go for photo wallpaper. If you would rather have regular changes of scenery on your walls, digital picture frames would be perfect. After all, they’re not just great for window sills and now come in large-scale formats of up to 55 inches. The high-tech screens present whatever you can find by Wi-Fi – from famous old paintings right through to the latest family photos – all via remote control and in HD quality.
Of course you can hang pictures on your walls. But you are also allowed to write on them. Large-format statements look great on kitchen walls. Many manufacturers can make customised lettering, so your motto can be perfectly personalised with no effort at all. When it comes to the design, you have the choice between flat wall tattoos or three-dimensional letters made of metal, wood or acrylic. Writing made of neon LEDs looks very high-quality. There are very few limits when it comes to your design statement here. And while we’re on the subject of writing: You can keep a note of what’s on your mind on a large chalkboard or chalkboard wall.
Best-case scenario: Not only is the piece decorative, but it is also practical. This applies both to the furnishings and the wall design. Functional and fitting, it will inspire your culinary skills and impress your guests: