So your kitchen was a mess, it was cluttered and dirty. You went through
your normal cleaning routine, dusted, wiped down, washed, and put away
everything. You look around at your newly clean kitchen and think, wow … it
looks so dull, bare, empty. This is because once you cleaned your counters of
the mess, there was nothing there at all. Keep reading to learn how to properly
decorate your kitchen counters without taking away prized counter space.
Look at What You
The place to start is with an
observation of what you keep on your counters. Appliances, salt and pepper
shakers, soap, sponges, and maybe even a towel
or two are all things you can find scattered around your counters. All these things
can be consolidated into fewer, larger items. For example, the salt, pepper and
any other spices can be stored in a decorative basket or other container by the
stove. The soap and sponges look better in a basket than sitting solo on the
window sill above the sink.
Roll up a few dish towels and place them in a wicker
basket by the sink. Use a decorative cake stand to store cooking ingredients such
as oils and spices that would usually be kept by the stove. Be sure that the
storage solutions you choose go well with the overall theme of the kitchen. By
adding things to bins, you actually free up some space while adding décor to
Do you love fresh herbs? Why not grow some in
decorative little planters on your counter? This will not only give you fresh
herbs to cook with, but will also bring a touch of nature into your kitchen and
we all know that nature is your best décor piece.
Aren’t Just for Reading
Display your cookbooks in the corner of your countertop
or even atop your microwave, if it sits on the counter, of course. Line them up
on the surface or stack them, either way. Displaying your cookbooks in your
kitchen not only looks great but puts them in range for easy access.
Jars for Storing Foods
Mason Jars are great for decorating. This tip doesn’t
have to be used on the counters. Mounting some floating shelves above the
counters will actually improve the overall look of your counters and the
countertops can serve as the bottom shelves. You can then store your sugars, pasta,
and dry foods in the mason jars on the counter and the shelves. It looks great
and is a very functional way of decorating.
Coffeemakers are a fixture in many kitchens, but by the
time you add the coffee, sugar, cups, and filters, it's like your love for coffee
has taken over your kitchen counters. Create a coffee corner using a decorative
placemat with all your coffee items on it. Add a holder near the coffeemaker
for your cups, either using a stand or placing hooks on the wall. Now that’s
one cool way to conserve space.