Expanding Our Kitchen Wall Storage with Ikea

Ikea Wall Storage in the Kitchen

I tried the Ikea Hulatar wall rail system offering a perfect way to expand your kitchen storage display that you can change with the seasons. It would make a perfect herb garden, too! Click the images to shop similar items in this post!

Welcome to another iteration of my kitchen wall! Forgive me as I experiment yet again with decorating this spot in my house. Our home is a long, narrow — almost row house configuration, so it has been a bit of a learning curve as I learn to decorate each space. I wouldn’t say the Ikea wall system is a permanent display, but I do love these wall systems so I thought I would try my own version.

BEFORE: Here is the listing photo of our kitchen. View looking towards our family room

I’ve already used the Ikea Hulatarp wall rail with a slightly different configuration in my basement craft area. I love the practicality of the bucket storage systems. In the kitchen’s case I added a few plain hooks, scissors and some canvas planter bags.

Ikea Kitchen Wall Storage in long narrow hallway next to kitchen view down long hallway
Kitchen Decor Ideas Ikea Wall Storage

Future Plans for the Kitchen Wall:

We haven’t purchased this piece but I am SO close to buying it! I have been a long-time believer that stripped and natural furniture is a spectacular addition to any room. I was stripping furniture back when everyone was painting it. Alternating natural wood with painted pieces has been the key!

This vintage piece is exactly what I think our kitchen needs. We would recess this cabinet into the wall and knock down some drywall in the process. We aren’t exactly sure how to go about it without encroaching on the walkway, but we are trying to figure it all out.

We made this reel on Instagram when Mark made the top shelf using some extra corbels we had laying around. I think the wall is a bit busy now, but it definitely incorporates this wall into a meaningful part of the kitchen layout.

For now, this is the look that we have landed on. If I get the nerve to bid on the big oak cabinet, I will keep you posted! I think it would look amazing if it were recessed on that wall. Stay tuned!

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  1. Did you end up getting the cabinet? Or, do you know anything else about it? I just bought 2 that are identical to the one in your picture, but I can’t find any information. They are beautiful!!!

    1. Jeanette, DIY & Decorating Blogger says:

      Sadly we didn’t – we are STILL contemplating how to handle that long wall :)

  2. Love your kitchen wall decor! Where did you buy the long shelf?

    1. Jeanette, DIY & Decorating Blogger says:

      Thank you! We actually made that ourselves using corbels and a thin pine board.

  3. Love these ideas. I think I need to incorporate them into my kitchen too.

    1. Jeanette, DIY & Decorating Blogger says:

      Thank you! I loved this setup while I had it, and I still use that same storage in my craft room, and one is installed over my stove. So convenient and pretty!

  4. I’m curious what color (& brand) white paint you used on the walls? It looks lovely!

    1. Jeanette, DIY & Decorating Blogger says:

      Thank you! It’s Simply White by Benjamin Moore.