Learn how to decorate your kitchen counters beautifully without clutter. You’ll never have to wonder what to put on your kitchen countertops again!
Ever wonder what to put on your kitchen counters to decorate? Or how you can decorate your kitchen countertop without clutter? Today I’m going to share how you can find the perfect combination of function and beauty in your kitchen decor. Here are 5 Ways to Decorate Your Kitchen Counters for Function and Beauty.
I’m joining my Pinterest Challenge friends today to send Springtime Kitchen Counter ideas your way! Cindy from County Road 407 has chosen an inspirational pic that we all design around. If you’re visiting from Bluesky at Home, I’m sure you enjoyed Carol’s tips for freshening up your kitchen for Spring! I’ll have the rest of the links at the end.
First, Let’s Notice the Design Elements in the Inspiration Picture
Our inspiration pic this month is a pretty Spring decorated kitchen from Marlydice.com.
Here are the things I noticed:
- open stretches of countertop space
- good-looking functional elements
- wood tones
- real and faux flowers
- pretty, small vignettes
Obviously each of us have completely different looking kitchens with unique layouts, different color schemes and textures, etc. But today I want to share how any one of us can have a functional, pretty kitchen using some simple design ideas.
5 Ways to Decorate Your Kitchen Counters for Function and Beauty
Accessorize Your Kitchen Counters with Functional Pieces that Look Good
Kitchens are much more user-friendly when the utensils and tools you need are close at hand. Choose accessories that are beautiful and convey your style. I use a mix of vintage finds and new to corral the necessary items. The inspiration kitchen shows pretty wood cutting boards and wooden spoons in a glass jar.
Here are some ways you can combine beauty with function:
- display kitchen utensils, bouquet-style in a vintage vessel: a silver coffeepot, an old cookie jar, a colored glass jar
- hide packages or other necessary items in a vintage picnic basket or bread box
- use beautiful wood cutting boards that can lean up against the wall
- choose a mixer in an accent color, or repaint yours
- corral necessary items in a cute tray or basket
Create Simple Seasonal Vignettes to Decorate your Kitchen Countertops
Kitchens vary widely in size, but you can still add pretty seasonal decor to the room you’re in the most. Place a stack of cute cookbooks in the corner and top with a tiered tray for a simple vignette. Fresh fruit and eggs, along with a faux plant can be an inexpensive option. I always like to add in some life with a little bird or other animal or insect.
If you’ve got a kitchen island, a centerpiece created on a tray is perfect when you need workspace. You can simply whisk it away to make room. My kitchen island usually features an old toolbox-half filled with seasonal somethings, or this old floor grate we put feet on. A vase of tulips and a fragrant candle is all it needs. A vintage spoon rest is cute and is at the ready when I’m cooking, too.
This year’s Spring kitchen has a Bird theme. It started with the sitting area for our last Pinterest Challenge in “Spring Decorating with a Bird Theme” and continued throughout. Greens and aquas are my favorite, and I’ve been adding touches of yellow and pink now, too. The black accents and plenty of white keep everything crisp.
Add Accent Lighting to Create Ambiance in your Kitchen Decor
Many homes only have recessed lights or a couple pendants in the kitchen. Expand your lighting options to create a cozy atmosphere. Under-cupboard lighting is easy to install and adds so much. It’s perfect on a long stretch of counter you use as a buffet when you’re entertaining.
Another even easier option is to place a small lamp in the corner. All you need is a small wattage bulb to give a friendly glow. Believe me, you’ll want to enjoy it on every night; it’s amazing how cozy your kitchen will feel. Place a faux plant nearby and a pretty plate or frame in an easel, and you’ve got another cute vignette!
Leave Blank Spaces When You Accessorize your Kitchen Counters
In between your islands of pretty vignettes and good-looking functional accessories, leave space. Margins are important; your eyes need a place to rest. You may have a ton of counter space, or be challenged. Either way, you need to leave some stretches blank. The kitchen is already a busy place with a lot going on decoratively and functionally. Having some clutter-free counter space is good for the brain!
We designed and remodeled our kitchen ourselves, years ago. You can see it in all it’s harvest gold, dark glory in “Our Home’s 15 Year Anniversary”. I designed this wall of glass door cupboards to resemble a vintage built-in hutch. I love decorating all this space for the seasons, but also enjoy when most of the countertop below is open, and I can see the sunshine reflect on the granite. This long counter works perfectly for buffet meals when we are hosting.
Treat Yourself and Your Kitchen to Fresh Flowers
Pick up an inexpensive seasonal bouquet along with your groceries, or snip something fresh from the yard. Fresh flowers make a kitchen feel welcoming and happy. It’s probably the room you spend the most time in, besides your bedroom. Why not make it beautiful?
I always have a couple of vintage pitchers or vases on the windowsill with something fresh. Sometimes it’s grocery-store flowers, other times fresh flower, herbs, or foliage snips from the yard. It makes kitchen cleanup so much more appealing!
If you’ve been wondering how to decorate and accessorize your kitchen counters, I hope you’ve got some new ideas! You can combine function and beauty together to make your kitchen your favorite room of the house! I know mine is! And it’s so fun to decorate it for Spring!
But boy was it hard to keep it clean enough to get these pictures! I live with 3, 6 foot men right now that are making food all. the. time! #real life
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