6 Bakers Rack Decorating Ideas

I love a good baker’s rack. My mom had one, my grandma had one, and now I have one! They make wonderful spots for extra storage, whether you’re storing cookware and spices or not. There are plenty of ways to zhuzh up a baking rack, too, making this a top-notch accessory.

Hi! My name is Michelle, and I am a huge fan of baker’s racks. The possibilities are limitless when it comes to decorating, and you can put your spin on things. I use it for extra storage space in my kitchen because I have (way too many) appliances and extra goodies.

If you’ve just bought a baker’s rack or want to repurpose it with new decorating ideas, this article is for you. Below are some great ways you can use and decorate your baker’s rack. 

Let’s decorate those baker’s racks!

Bakers Rack Decor Ideas

The biggest tip for decorating your baker’s rack is to hold true to your personal style. Opt for a wrought iron baker’s rack and load it with Victorian-themed decorations if you love the Victorian era. If you love modern, pick a classic black baker’s rack and store white decor. 

With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the best baker’s rack decorating ideas.

Classic: Kitchen

A baker’s rack was originally designed as a place to cool pies and other hot desserts (and honestly, I still do this, as do many other people). But it’s also a great place to store various cooking appliances and cookware. 

If you have a baker’s rack for multiple shelves, stick the spices up top. Then, if the baker’s rack has hooks, you have a handy place to stick your utensils. Underneath, you have options. Showcase your favorite appliances, such as an instant pot or crockpot.

Then, add your spin on things. Add a country-style decoration or style with barnyard canisters.

Go for something modern like this contemporary candle holder to give your baker’s rack a luxurious flair that makes your kitchen smell incredible.

Fancy: Dining Room

A beautiful baker’s rack presents the perfect place to present your fine dining. Forget the china cabinet. A baker’s rack is a beautiful accessory that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. It also makes your fine china much more accessible when you need it, say Christmas Eve.

A gorgeous candle can be a great way to add some extra pizazz to your baker’s rack or consider a bedazzling lamp to bring more light and attention to your favorite dining dishes. A simple plant like this can also add some freshness to a space that may be lacking color.

Fun: Coffee Bar

Whether you’re like me with two small kids or not, there are very few people that will say “no” to coffee. Coffee is the go-to for so many adults that want to kick-start their day. Well, a baker’s rack is the ideal spot to stick a coffee bar – right in the comfort of your home! (Starbucks who?)

To make a coffee bar, you will want to find a baker’s rack with enough space to hold your coffee machine with some hooks for your coffee mugs. Drawers are also recommended to place your different coffee pods and must-have creamers, sweeteners, etc.

This cute rustic coffee sign gives your coffee bar baker’s rack old-world charm, while this set makes your home coffee shop look like one of the pros. Quirky quotes and funky little details make all the difference to personalize your space, too.

Relaxing: Wine Storage

You might charge up with coffee in the morning, but there’s nothing like a glass of wine to calm down at night. Some baker’s racks are specifically designed for wine storage already, which is great news for the wine connoisseur.

Pre-designed for wine or not, you can create a relaxing and soothing space that’s classy and charming right at home. Store your wine bottles however you please. Then, add some personality to the space with a cork holder, classy cacti, or a gorgeous tray.

Charming: Memories/Valuable 

Have a lot of family pictures and don’t know where to store them? Trust me, I completely understand. I have more pictures in my storage than I know what to do with, and most of my space has run out. What now?

A basic baker’s rack can work well in any living room and provides plenty of storage space for picture frames and other memories or valuables. For example, the baker’s rack can be the ideal location to hang grandpas war hero decals or the 1800s book set from grandma.

Outside: Plant Space

Last but not least, you can always set up your baker’s rack outside to create a beautiful little garden. Forget trying to bend down and reach plants that are close to the floor. With a baker’s rack, your plants can be beautifully displayed while being easily accessible. Double win!

Of course, you can always add pizzazz to your outdoor baker’s rack, too. For example, this solar light is incredible, while this sculpted rooster brings a fun barnyard twist to the area. Some pretty hanging lights bring the baker’s rack to life, even at night.


There are so many ways to decorate a baker’s rack, and it all comes down to your personal style and what you want your rack to look like. Do you still have more questions about this topic? Here are a few frequently asked questions to get you by.

How do you decorate a baker’s shelf?

There are so many options, including plants, books, vases, pitchers, baskets, bins, picture frames, mirrors, letters, knick-knacks, candles, figurines, flowers, garlands, sculptures, and so much more. Just about anything can make its way on a baker’s rack and look fabulous.

What can you do with a baker’s rack?

Anything you want! As noted above, you can easily create the classic “kitchen” baker’s rack with appliances, utensils, and cookbooks, or use it in the living room as a place to store memories and valuables. The key is not to overcrowd the space, so it looks nice.

How do I organize my baker’s rack?

The best way to organize your baker’s rack is to ensure that it does not get overly cluttered. Give everything its own space. If you need to, add shelves, baskets, bins, and hooks to store goodies instead of leaving them lying around the baker’s rack.

Can you put a baker’s rack in the dining room?

Absolutely! A baker’s rack is a great addition to any dining room and provides a special space to hold your fine china. It displays it beautifully and is not as bulky or expensive as a traditional china cabinet, making it a budget-friendly yet still beautiful space for your dining area.


A baker’s rack is super versatile and adds plenty of extra space for storing and showcasing. The possibilities are endless, and you can easily spruce up the space by adding your unique personality and style. Just don’t overdo it, or it can end up looking junky and crowded. 

Do you have a baker’s rack? What is your favorite way to decorate your baker’s rack? Do you use any of these ideas? Share in the comment section below!

About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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