Recipe for a Cozy Kitchen: Hanging a Cup Collection

Recipe for a Cozy Kitchen: Hanging a Cup Collection

Amanda Johnson
Jan 11, 2011

If you're someone who likes organization to be full of life, have that cozy feel, and even better — be at an arm's reach — then hanging cups from your cupboards might just be the touch your kitchen needs.

Mugs and cups are the perfect items to store out in the open, as they are usually used on a frequent basis and won't need dusting as other decorative or serving pieces might. Displaying mugs is also a great way to spice up decor and add some eclecticism to a space, because each one in your collection might be unique from the cup before. And if your mug collection is all the same, displaying them all in a row might be a nice way to add visual order to your kitchen's aesthetic.

To get started, purchase some cup hooks from a hardware store, measure the spacing between where your hooks will hang, and then drill holes small enough to securely screw in the cup hooks. If you want a more interesting look, use decorative hooks found at antique shops or even retail stores. These decorative hooks can even be hung on the wall in a vertical orientation for a different, more unexpected look.

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