Decorating is fun, but when it comes to your kitchen counters, it can be rather challenging. As much as you would like this part of your kitchen to be spacious, at the same time, you would want it to come with a unique personality and be stylish. The challenge is, how can you style your countertop while keeping it clutter-free and still look neat and organized?
Consider the following:
Add Fresh Flowers
You may have the most extravagant kitchen appliances and the most expensive granite counters, but these are not enough to make your kitchen stylish. In fact, this section of your home could look dull if these are the only things that you can see. If you want to breathe life into your kitchen area instantly, try adding a vase with fresh flowers. It could be yellow, red, white, orange, or even the brightest color there is. You will see a big difference then.
Install Modern Lighting
Countertops are one of the busiest parts of a kitchen since this is where you make your meals, so why not add lighting over it? This not only brightens up the space and helps you prepare your food more efficiently, but also enhances and emphasizes the counter itself. Look at the lighting in the image below. They are modern-looking and really elegant, perfect for a minimalist home.
Display Some Fruits
Aside from flowers, various fruits can also add more colors to your kitchen countertops. All you need to do is to arrange them in a nice bowl or even a wicker basket or a wire basket.
Bring Out Colored Canisters
An all-white kitchen looks clean and tidy. There’s no question about that. But if you want to make your countertop more exciting, that would be very much possible by simply bringing out some colored canisters instead of hiding them in the pantry or cabinets. You can display canisters with the same color. Or, you may opt for different colors as well. There is nothing wrong with that!
Have Fun With Colorful Kitchen Utensils
Isn’t it better if you can easily reach your kitchen utensils while you are cooking? Well, you can arrange them in a pretty jar on the counter. If they are colored, that’s definitely a plus, another great way to brighten up your kitchen space. If you notice the picture below, the utensils are arranged in a rustic-farmhouse-style holder. Certainly an attention-grabber!
Show Off an Assortment of Oil and Vinegar
Do you have a collection of oils or perhaps different types of vinegar that you usually utilize when cooking? If so, those can serve as decor for your countertops, too. Arrange them nicely without taking up all the space. That’s another way to create a focal point in your kitchen.
Put Various Beans in Uniform Jars
Is your pantry full? No place to put those colorful beans? One thing that you can do is to put them in the same type of jars and just line them up on your countertop. You can then easily get into them when needed. Plus, their colors would definitely attract attention to the counter.
Accentuate a Minimalist Countertop With Wooden Accessories
Tired of looking at an empty minimalist countertop? Wooden accessories, such as chopping boards as well as a knife holder would serve as excellent decor. That would balance the look of a modern countertop, giving it a cozy and warm appearance.
Dress Up the Counter With Matching Bread Bin and Canisters
Why hide your bread bin and canisters for coffee, creamer, and sugar, if you can actually display them on your kitchen counters? More so if you have invested in matching kitchen essentials. You can keep the rest but not these items, especially if you are big when it comes to bread and coffee.
Be Proud of Your Collection of Knives
If you have dozens of knives that you have been collecting all those years, they can make your countertops shine, too. It would be neat to see knives of different sizes with stainless steel handles that match the stove and range hood. Add a backsplash and some lighting, and your counter would be the winner!
With all the ideas presented above, you will have fun decorating your kitchen countertops. And as you have seen, none of them requires you to spend lots of money since most of them are merely getting creative with some kitchen essentials that you already have. This proves that you can certainly give your home interior a better look without compromising your savings.