Onlays are the perfect avenues for showcasing your personal interior design style. You can take your cabinets from just a place to store dishes to a true element of décor. Our extensive array of onlays and appliqués feature unique carved detailing that can be used to highlight and accentuate kitchen cabinets and other furniture in your home.
If you feel that perhaps your kitchen is missing that special touch, an onlay is a simple and easy way to make a big décor impact.
The gorgeous wood designs come in scrolls, curves, fleurs de lis, and other patterns that will match nicely with many design styles. If custom cabinetry is out of your budget, a few inexpensive and easy to apply onlays or appliqués on RTA cabinets may be the answer to creating your dream kitchen.
Onlays and appliqués can literally transform a room with minimal effort, but even seemingly effortless design projects can quickly go awry. Keep these tips in mind to ensure that you make the most of using decorative onlays:
• Size matters. An onlay pattern that overpowers the cabinetry or takes over the entire design scheme is not the best idea. Appliques are designed to highlight your cabinetry. You want the cabinets themselves to be the focal point, not just the onlays.
• Pay attention to placement. Consistency is important; what you do to one cabinet or side, you need to do to the other side. If you feel like front and center detailing is a bit too much, go for corner appliqués. Even if you are going for an uncluttered, modern look, some simple fleurs de lis strategically placed can create a stunning and elegant effect.
• Onlays can be used in so many places beyond the kitchen cabinets. Take a look at other rooms in the house and consider using onlays that match your kitchen cabinets to tie the whole home’s décor scheme together. Other places you might consider using onlays include door panels, mirrors and picture frames, fireplace mantels and pediments, columns, pilasters and posts, other items of wood furniture and bathroom cabinetry. The possibilities are endless with a little imagination.
• The ultimate goal is to create a seamless look. The beauty of onlays is that, if done correctly, they look like they were hand carved right out of the cabinetry. If you have doubts as to if something looks right, go with your instinct, because it probably doesn’t.
All our onlays and appliqués are constructed of solid wood, but they are unfinished so you don’t have to worry about finding the perfect design and realizing it doesn’t match with your cabinet set. We have pints of stain ready for order in the same wood tones as almost all our RTA cabinet lines. From oak and maple to cinnamon and cherry, we have you covered.
Onlays and appliqués are perfect for updating a tired room or just putting the finishing touches on your existing cabinetry. With our onlays and other beautifully carved accessories you can get the look of custom made cabinetry at a fraction of the cost.
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