This kitchen is beyond gorgeous, but I am particularly inspired by the stove backsplash. I know that marble is used absolutely everywhere in kitchens and bathrooms these days, and has been making an appearance in backsplash tile ideas quite regularly. I love pretty much every single application that I have seen from simple subway tile to herringbone or even large bricks. My favorite has to be this inset diamond pattern with delicate raised border. I feel like it ties in with the overarching traditional style of this kitchen, but brings a fun and slightly contemporary twist. It actually looks really nice with the French style (or what I interpret to be) of the stove and range hood. Actually accenting the style of the stove is an important feature of backsplash designs if you ask me.
This stove backsplash is the one thing that I knew we would have to immediately when we moved into the house. I am not a huge fan of the countertops either, but it kind of goes with the vibe of the rest of the house and does not really look bad. Now that I am ready to actually do something about it, I can't figure out what in the world I want to replace that backsplash behind stove with. I had always dreamed of doing marble or subway tile, but I don't that that really goes with the overall decor scheme. I can tell that, with the right choice, this place will all be tied together and just look a million times better. I just wish I knew what that perfect material is. Does anybody have advice on what types of kitchen backsplash ideas you think I should use?
I absolutely floors me how small details like a stove backsplash can make such a huge difference to how a very large and complex design looks in the end. Honestly I never really paid attention to backsplash ideas before because, quite frankly, I thought it was the most boring area of the kitchen haha. But when it came to picking out what we wanted to use for our own house, boy was it a process. I researched and researched then went to a bunch of stores to see what different materials, colors and patterns looked like in person. It was really a labor of love for me. I think that all of this hard work paid off though because the kitchen backsplash designs really tie the whole room together.
I love every single thing about our kitchen except for our ghastly stove backsplash. The cabinetry and countertops are beautiful, the layout works perfectly for our family, and there is tones of space for storage and for me to cook as much stuff as I could dream of. But that kitchen backsplash tile with the images of plants and such really just brings the place down. I love elegant and timeless furnishing that you could step into a home in any year or decade and you wouldn't know when it was last renovated because it still looks on trend. There are so many other options that I have seen in kitchen backsplash pictures that would achieve this but, for some reason, the previous owner went with this. I will post some photos after we tear this out so that you can see what a difference it will make.
I am curious what people on here think about our stove backsplash -- like is it too weird for the very traditional style of our kitchen (and home) or does it provide a nice contrast? This is the one thing that I was not sure of when we moved in. I mean obviously it was not a deal breaker to purchasing the home, but we do have a little bit of money saved for upgrades that we wanted to make when we moved so I am wondering if this is one of those upgrades. I know that a glass tile backsplash is super trendy nowadays, but I am not sure that that it really goes well with the rest of the ultra traditional decor throughout this room and the rest of the home. I thought about replacing it with one of the popular white kitchen backsplash ideas that you see on here a lot, like a simple vintage subway tile or even marble I guess. What do you think?
I love a marble stove backsplash because it instantly makes just about any kitchen look infinitely more high end. Take our home for example (I wish that we had before photos). Before we added the marble there was just some cheapo subway tile that looked alright but was not anything special nor did it do the kitchen any favors. I started researching stove backsplash ideas after I saw what a difference it made in our neighbors house, and immediately gravitated towards marble. I know that it is probably cliche because everybody and their mother does it these days, but I mean if all beautiful kitchens have the same materials then why not use it in my house too? I definitely see why it is so popular because I just love the aesthetic it gave to the place.