Styling the kitchen can be tricky and many people really struggle with it. I think what makes it challenging is that it’s a heavily used space and important to be functional as well. Adding style but keeping it easy to utilize is the goal. I have a few tips in how to get the best of both in your kitchen.
Here are a few tips when creating functional design in your kitchen space.
Selecting items that serve a dual purpose helps cut back on the clutter and still keeps things looking pretty. Select items that are pretty even though you may use them every day. For example, these pretty salt and pepper shakers serve as the decor yet are used daily. Pretty items that are unique and useful can be some of the best decor for your kitchen.
Using trays, baskets and bowls are a great way to group like items together. Instead of spreading everything out, try to group frequently used items that are related together. On one side of the stove, I added all the cooking utensils.I also added the most often used coffee bar items for easy access.
Take advantage of the walls or backsplash to not only decorate, but use the area as decorative storage. Hooks, bars and magnetic holders are perfect to store items and create a pretty display. Since our kitchen is so small, I have limited storage space, so this solution works out great for us.
Add pretty greenery, flowers and elements from nature to give a more organic and inviting vibe. Keep it to a minimum to avoid an overly done, cluttered look. One or 2 statement items like a wreath or large vase filled with stems is all you need.
Contain frequently used items into pretty containers that will serve as storage a pretty display. I also recommend pretty labels to identify what’s in them.
Create a cozy vibe by incorporating warm woods, candles and textures in unique bowls and vases. The below arrangement is perfect for countertop styling because it has all the elements of function and design yet doesn’t clutter up the countertop.
So, those are my suggestions and tips for styling a beautiful and functional kitchen. We have a tiny kitchen, so it’s always a challenge to keep it pretty and avoid a cluttered feeling. These tips tend to help me keep the space looking pretty and uncomplicated.
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