Make your kitchen more interesting with a theme – some type of cohesive element or image that can be used throughout the space for easy decorating. Wine and grapes make a great theme for many kitchens that use Tuscan and Mediterranean styles and colors. They also work well for wine enthusiasts looking for ways to incorporate some of their collection and passion into the kitchen. Thankfully there are many great ways you can easily incorporate this theme into your kitchen seamlessly.
There are several different ways you can create a decorative backsplash that incorporates your theme. One of these ideas provides a great way to get some detail into the kitchen:
- A mosaic wine bottle or grape mural over your range
- Three-dimensional relief tiles in grapes and vines incorporated into your tile pattern
- Hand painted tiles that piece together to form a larger picture of vineyards, vines, grapes, or wine bottles
Stencils and Paint
If you want some detail that’s a little more subtle than a tile backsplash, consider stenciling some vines, grape leaves, or grapes onto either your soffit, the upper portion of your cabinets, or the area where your wall meets the ceiling around the room. Because you need to look up to view them, this makes the effect a little softer. It’s also easier to change if you want a new look.
If you have a wine collection or a wine cellar, consider bringing some of it upstairs and putting it on display. Build a rack or mini “cellar” into a portion of your kitchen, and use it to showcase your favorite wines. Add some decorative glasses, and maybe even incorporate some natural stone such as slate that will complement the colors of the bottles. Consider putting a niche lined with stone into the kitchen with a wine fridge inside it. Complete the look by filling it with your favorite wine elements to create a small “wine cave,” capturing the interest and attention of anyone that walks in.
Finish your wine and grape themed kitchen with several appropriate accessories such as pottery, towels, plates, and pot holders. Mix in some green and purple solids with the themed items to keep it from being overwhelming, and watch your kitchen come to life.