Apart from their children's crayon masterpieces, many people refrain from putting art in the kitchen for the same reason they're reluctant to hang it in the bathroom - moisture, heat, grease and extreme temperature changes -- the four dark horsemen of art. But we say, have at it!

While you might not want to put a rare lithograph right above your stove, why not try a pretty postcard, a photograph or a graphic poster? Art here is a welcoming addition. Our only piece of advice? Stay away from anything kitsch or kitcheny. Go for the graphic, the bold, the unusual, the unexpected.