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How To Decorate Kitchen Counters

When decorating your kitchen, it can be very difficult trying to balance the things that you need to keep out (such as the toaster, coffee machine, etc) with the things that you are using for decoration.

how to decorate kitchen counters

More often than not, the equipment that you use frequently will take up a more precious room than the aesthetic objects that you have.

However, this does not suggest that you should cut down on purchasing visually appealing items that will undoubtedly brighten the atmosphere of your kitchen by adding splashes of color, natural textures, and even extra usefulness.

You have a wide variety of options at your disposal if you want to create something that is both aesthetically pleasing and practical.

The following are some ideas that will show you how to make your kitchen more aesthetically pleasing by adding wonderfully adorned worktops, so try a few of these out to see if they suit the interior design of your kitchen.

Add Some Color

Adding pops of color is an excellent idea when it comes to building lively kitchens that are modeled on the vintage cooking areas that were popular in the 1920s and 1930s.

When adding bright colors to the space, you need to distribute the objects throughout the room in a strategic manner to direct your sight.

As an example, you could have a yellow fruit bowl that matches the yellow of your cupboard handles.

Or you could have a vase filled with flowers that draw your eye to one part of the room.

While it can be tempting to add color to every surface, the use of blank space is also an important component to bear in mind.

If you have white characteristics spread throughout the kitchen, including the walls and the cabinets, the eyes are provided with a place to rest on the colored items, which can help you to focus more easily.

Go For The Farmhouse Look

There is nothing quite like old kitchen goods that scream "farmhouse style".

This interior design is coming back into fashion in a big way and is being helped by the recent trend of buying older furniture or objects.

In an antique store or yard sale, you can probably find older items to suit your needs.

Good decorative options include an old metal food scale, wooden utensils (such as wooden spoons), and fresh fruit in a rustic-looking bowl.

The end result of using all three of these elements together creates a look that is homey and rustic.

Add Some Patterns

Try to make your countertop have a well-curated assortment of products that offer a lot of aesthetic appeals. Getting cookbooks is a great first step.

how to decorate kitchen counters

Not only does having several cookbooks give the impression that more time has been spent in the kitchen, but it also guarantees that all of your favorite recipes are never more than a few steps away.

If the bulk of the kitchen is white, a wonderful idea to make it look warmer is to add some pops of color with accessories like copper watering cans and appealing patterned backsplashes.

Add Useful Statement Pieces

If you are low on space but still want a nice countertop, then the best option is to get statement pieces that you can actually use.

The idea is that you take ordinary goods, like a bottled soap and lotion set, and the scrub brush, look more appealing is to arranging them in cuter, nicer ways.

You could for example use a black fruit bowl to keep your bananas or oranges in, providing a statement piece and a pop of color at the same time.

In addition, you could take some branches that have been pulled from the garden to serve as an assortment of leafy decorations.

Even your bigger appliances such as your kettle or coffee machine can be statement pieces.

You can typically get these appliances in a variety of sizes, styles, and colors, so choose ones that fit best with the overall vibe of your kitchen.

Pick Decorations Carefully

We have all heard of the phrase “less is more” but with kitchens, it is usually very difficult to cut down on items that may clutter our countertops.

We need to have everything that we need daily close at hand, and then on top of that, we have to add some decoration to improve the space and show off our unique personalities.

To avoid cluttering a space, you need to think carefully about whether what you are putting on the counter elevates the space or makes it feel smaller and cluttered.

Often, you will only need two or three key decorative items to bring the space together.

A vase with bright flowers, a decorative soap dispenser, or some smaller aesthetic objects dotted around is usually enough for any kitchen.

Go Bold

The minimalist look is not for everyone, so never be afraid to go the extra mile and add some “out there” pieces to your kitchen.

This could be anything from loads of plants to colored lighting, to gorgeous crockery and utensils that show off your design skills.

Add Extra Shelving

Extend the free space that you have available by adding some shelving above your countertops if that is possible.

This will keep bigger items off of the counter, making the space feel larger and less cluttered.

If you put your lesser-used items on these shelves, this will free up tons of room on the countertop, making using your kitchen much easier.


There are an endless amount of ways to decorate kitchen countertops.

By adding color, plants, statement pieces, and much more, you can decorate the areas as much or as little as you want.

Try out some of the tips above to see if they fit in with your interior design and style.



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