The right cabinets, countertops, and backsplashes can make your kitchen beautiful, but it’s the decor that gives it warmth and character. Since there isn’t typically a lot of wall space in a kitchen, the main decor will be on the counters. This can be a bit tricky since you don’t want a cluttered look. (Especially when you’re staging a home for sale.) But of course, you do want to bring some charm in through accessories!
There are some tried and true kitchen counter decor ideas that always work, regardless of the style of your kitchen. You can take these basic ideas and then make them your own. And, if you’re feeling inspired, you can take it a step further and incorporate some more creative ideas.
The following ten spaces offer some classic examples of kitchen counter decor, as well as some more unique ideas to inspire you.
Kitchen Counter Decor Ideas
The cookbook leaned against the wall provides a charming pop of color to the counters.
Source: Good Housekeeping
A clear vase or apothecary jar filled with fruit is a classic way to bring a pop of color to your kitchen counters that is easy and budget-friendly.
Source: The Every Girl
You can also fill apothecary jars with other items like candy (for a more playful vibe), beans or other textured items.
Source: Elle Decor
To clear up some room in your drawers, gather your spoons and large utensils into cute jars. Put them in a tray for an even more organized look.
Source: Martha Stewart
Cutting boards, especially in interesting shapes, will bring some nice texture to your countertops when leaned up against the wall.
Source: My Domaine
A cookbook stand looks adorable when a cookbook is kept open in it. We especially love to use this for home staging.
Don’t be afraid to embrace a theme in your kitchen. This country-chic space used vintage elements and florals to add some extra charm.
Source: Country Living
In a coastal kitchen, some palm fronds look gorgeous in a clear vase. It’s simple and elegant.
Source: Queensland Homes
Items you use regularly, like seasonings and oils, can double as chic kitchen counter decor when placed in pretty bottles.
Source: House Beautiful
A bouquet of flowers always brighten up a kitchen.
Source: Home Beautiful
Kitchen counter decor has so many easy, chic options to play with. It’s a great thing to freshen up in a weekend and can easily be done on a shoestring budget.