Doesn’t matter if you have a small boutique kitchen or a chef’s paradise, here are 10 items you can display on your countertop to keep your kitchen looking stylish and organized.
If your counter is small, use a base, like a tray, to put all your coffee essentials in a group to decrease clutter. You can also add a shelf above your coffee machine to place cups, coffee, and other essentials. If your counter is large, simply arrange your station in a way that expresses your individuality by adding a coffee pot, unique cups, and whatever you like.
Spices + Oils
Putting bottles of oil and spices on display not only looks great, it will inspire you to try new recipes, too. The key is to group them all together on a tray or cutting board so it looks purposeful.
Display Cutting Boards + Trays
Trays, platters and cutting boards look lovely propped against a sleek backsplash. Here they double as decor when propped in a vintage or wire box.
If counter space is a hot commodity in your kitchen, flip an old file box or crate on its side for an extra place to display your essentials. It’s also a great place to tuck your favorite cookbooks.
Consider stacking containers for storing go-to items like beans, flour or pasta. Classic cookie jars sit in a tilted position for easy scooping then stack upright for a clean look.
Make them proud by placing kids’ handy work in standard-size frames. Choose frames that include a matte for a high-end, custom look.
Whether they’re on display for decoration or healthy snacking, fresh fruit always looks beautiful. Just remember not all fruits play well together — bananas, apples and pears can cause other fruits to ripen faster, so keep them separated. Use unusual containers for added interest — just make sure they’re food safe.
Stack crates on top of one another for extra storage. Make sure the boxes are similar in width but vary in depth for easy access.
Having fresh herbs handy is ideal, but avoid a cluttered look by grouping herbs together into a large vessel or box. It’ll also be easier to move them around the kitchen as needed when cooking.
Tiny Home Office
Make the most of an unused corner with a bright and cheery organization station to wrangle odds and ends. Drill 1/4-inch holes in the back of a container so cables and devices can charge while tucked away.