17 ideas to decorate above cabinets and tall furniture that do not reach the ceiling

The gap that remains above the cabinets that do not reach the ceiling or in tall furniture such as cabinets or bookcases, can sometimes become a small headache.

The wardrobe or piece of furniture may be perfect, but that small space up to the ceiling seems increasingly ugly to us and we can't think of anything to put on it, right?

That is why I have prepared this article with 17 ideas to decorate above the cabinets that do not reach the ceiling or the gap that remains in tall furniture up to the ceiling.

So you know what to put on top, since there are several very interesting ideas and solutions.

Ideas to decorate above a closet that does not reach the ceiling

Baskets:

Baskets to decorate above a tall cabinet that does not reach the ceiling

Design and Photography Megan Zietz

The baskets, in addition to a decorative function, also have the potential to increase the storage capacity of the cabinets.

So they become one of the best solutions to put on top of a wardrobe and decorate it.

Baskets to decorate above a tall cabinet that does not reach the ceiling

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As we have many models of baskets to choose from, we can find the perfect basket to decorate the top of the wardrobe, regardless of the gap that remains to the ceiling, whether it is larger or smaller.

Let's see another solution.

Buckets and baskets:

Decoration for above a tall cabinet that does not reach the ceiling

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Whether they are separate or together, as we see in the closet above this paragraph, the buckets and baskets can create a beautiful scene on top of your closet, as long as you have enough space to put them.

In addition, they also serve so that we can store more elements.

There are more ideas.

Boxes:

Boxes to decorate above cabinets that do not reach the ceiling

Putting boxes on top of a wardrobe seems to be its natural location, since they continue with the storage of the wardrobe and they always look good since we have many types of decorative boxes at our disposal, to choose the one that best suits our decoration

And unlike the baskets, in the boxes we have it easier to label them to know what is inside each one.

They are a more practical solution than baskets and just as decorative to put in the gap between the wardrobe and the ceiling.

Let's keep going.

Baskets and boxes:

Decoration for above a tall cabinet that does not reach the ceiling

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If you are looking for a decorative solution to put on top of your cabinets, you can use a combination of boxes and baskets, like the one we see above these lines, and add some other storage object, such as a paper bag or a metal box.

You will create a very attractive still life and add storage space.

Let's see another idea.

A decorative still life:

Decoration for above a tall cabinet that does not reach the ceiling

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Here the possibilities are endless, since we can put any decorative element that we want.

If you like this idea to decorate the top of your cabinets, I advise you to put elements according to the style of your bedroom.

For example, in the romantic vintage upstairs bedroom, they have put a decorative still life according to their style, made up of chandeliers, boxes and a wooden bird house that fit perfectly.

Let's keep going.

close the gap:

Decoration for above a tall cabinet that does not reach the ceiling

Design and Photography Caroline on Design

If you don't like anything you've seen, a definitive solution may be to close that gap by making a drywall or plaster box that, if it's a small gap, you can do without much knowledge of the matter and in the same weekend.

In this way the gap disappears and the problem is solved.

It is true that it cannot be done in all places, because not all of us have cabinets like the ones in the upstairs living room where a box is good and can be done simply by putting a single sheet of plasterboard on the front.

But if you can, this solution becomes the definitive one.

There is more.

Decorative moldings:

Decoration for above a tall cabinet that does not reach the ceiling

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In this other case, the decorative molding that runs along the entire perimeter of the living room ceiling was used to "fill" that empty gap between the height of the furniture and the ceiling, and nothing else was needed.

The simplest solutions are usually the ones that give the best results.

Let's see another.

Decorative cornices for the top of the cabinets:

Decoration for above a tall cabinet that does not reach the ceiling

Design and photography Read More House | Instagram @readmorehouse

Take a good look at the closet that we see just above.

That closet didn't have the top molding. One was put on it and, although it still does not reach the ceiling, it looks spectacular. You don't need anything else.

A good finish can be the solution you need to decorate the top of your cabinets.

And if you think that you can't do something like that in your wardrobes, I would like to tell you that the wardrobe you see above is an IKEA model, specifically the PAX system, which they have completely customized, even though it looks like a Victorian design wardrobe from 100 years ago. .

So yes, you can do it with any wardrobe.

Let's see another idea.

Add lighting:

Decoration for above a tall cabinet that does not reach the ceiling

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In this other IKEA wardrobe that does not reach the ceiling, a lighting system that is very easy to put on has been added, also from IKEA, specifically the URSHULT model and, as you can see, it does not need anything else.

It is sophisticated and practical, since you will have a great light to perfectly see everything in your wardrobe.

It is a practical and decorative solution, because it saves us from having to think about what to put on top of the wardrobe to decorate it.

In addition, this type of lights is not only used for cabinets.

If you have a tall piece of furniture that is not a wardrobe, such as a bookcase, you can also use them:

Decoration for above a tall cabinet that does not reach the ceiling

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Or even for kitchen cabinets, as we see below:

Decoration for above a tall cabinet that does not reach the ceiling

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As you can see, a lighting system could solve the problem of what to put on top of the wardrobe in an easy and elegant way.

Add elements according to your decoration:

Decoration for above a tall piece of furniture that does not reach the ceiling

Interior Design Jeanette Trensig

In this other beautiful high sideboard, there was a hole to the ceiling that needed to be decorated.

To do this, elements were added according to the style of the room, making both the sideboard and the opening perfectly decorated and integrated into the scene.

Put a single element:

Decoration for above a tall piece of furniture that does not reach the ceiling

Photography Herzundblut

Perhaps this idea may seem ridiculous at first, but have you tried to put only a small decorative element?

Sometimes we strive to create a scene with balance by adding several elements when a simple plant, as we see above these lines, is more than enough.

Not everything has to be decorated.

So take an item. A plant, a vase, a box, something you like and put it on top of your cupboard or tall cabinet, and see how it looks. You may be surprised.

If you have high ceilings, this may be one of the best solutions.

A mirror:Decoration for above a tall piece of furniture that does not reach the ceiling

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If you have a tall piece of furniture in the living room or any other part of your house that has a generous space up to the ceiling, you could put a mirror according to both the decoration and the size of the piece of furniture and the opening, so that it is proportionate and integrate perfectly.

You just have to see the living room above these paragraphs, where a round rattan mirror has been placed on top of the tall shelf and the result is perfect.

Continue with the same decoration that you have on the shelf:

Decoration for above a tall piece of furniture that does not reach the ceiling

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Another simple solution to put on top of a tall piece of furniture and decorate it, is to continue with the same decoration that that piece of furniture has.

Take a look at the shelf above.

The upper part has been decorated with the same elements that you have on your shelves, so that everything is integrated in a natural way.

It is a very simple trick that you can replicate in any of the tall furniture that you have in your house and you want to decorate the hole that remains up to the ceiling.

Create a decorative composition:Decoration for above a tall piece of furniture that does not reach the ceiling

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In this case, the decorative options are also endless.

But if you want an idea, above you have one that works well in any space: A nice plant, a painting and some books.

Adapt the style of these 3 elements to yours and now you know what to put on top of that shelf, bookcase, cupboard, sideboard or any other tall piece of furniture that is giving you a headache to decorate it.

If you have found it interesting or you think this article can help a friend or family member who wants to decorate the top of their cabinets or furniture, share it. Thank you! And if you have any questions or suggestions, leave a comment and I will be happy to answer you.

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