A pot rack can be an excellent way to free
up storage space in your kitchen, as well as serve as a lovely accent
piece for kitchen decorating. Determining which pot rack is best
for your situation is easy if you consider a couple of things before
making your final pot rack selection.
What is the decor style
of your kitchen? Is it modern? Tuscan or old world (our
favorite)? You should select a pot rack style that is consistent with
your kitchen decor style.
Once you have determined
the overall style of your kitchen, you should be able to narrow down
what pot rack finish will also work with your decor.
Certain decor styles will often naturally
dictate what finish you will have on your rack. For instance, if
you have a very contemporary kitchen with clean, straightforward lines
and boxy geometric shapes, you may want to buy a pot rack constructed
of stainless steel in a shiny metallic finish. A curvy, romantic
shape might be a nice contrast to the hard lines.
If you have an arts and crafts style
kitchen, you may want to look for a linear pot rack design in a rustic
brown finish. If you have a Tuscan kitchen, you will likely want to
select a pot rack of hand forged iron, in a rustic black or brown
finish. A scrolled, elaborate design might be nice, or a
simplistic shape depending on what else you have going on in the
The Scrolled Wrought Iron Pot Rack
with tortoise glass finial looks at home in the Tuscan kitchen.
What size pot rack should I buy?
To determine what size pot
rack will work best in your kitchen, answer these two questions: What
is the purpose of your pot rack, and what is the scale of the space?
By purpose, I mean, is the pot rack primarily decorative, or is it
really going to hold all of your pots?
If the pot rack is simply
a decorative accent, then you don't have to consider this much more, and
can skip to the scale question. If you are going to display
all of your pots, make sure that your new rack will
accommodate the number of pots you are planning to hang on the rack.
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In respect to scale,
consider the overall size of the kitchen, the height of the ceiling,
the size of the space where the pot rack will hang, and the size of the
items around it. For instance, if you are hanging the pot rack
over a kitchen island, the scale of the pot rack needs to be relative to
the scale of the island.
It would look out of place
to have a large bulky island with a tiny pot rack overhead, and vice
versa. If you have lower ceilings, or are cramped for space in
your kitchen, it would probably be more appropriate to use a wall rack
or smaller design to better suit your kitchen space.
Once you have determined
the style, finish, and size of your pot rack, you should be ready for
the fun part... shopping! Be sure to select a style that is
sturdy, from a store that can answer any additional pot rack questions
you might have. Tuscan Decor carries the highest quality hand
forged wrought iron pot racks and is available to assist you. Shop with us in confidence.
This Single Beam Pot Rack works well in a small
space, or above the sink close to the wall.