Kitchen countertops are a major feature of any kitchen design, and once you've decided on the type of counters you'll incorporate into your design, the work is almost done but not quite. Knowing how to decorate kitchen counters will help you beautify your cooking space.
Here are a few more examples of how creating a cooking zone like this can work. It also is a way of adding another decorative element to your kitchen!
- Cake stand by the sink: Here's a smart and pretty idea — keep the sink area free (and brightened up) with a cake stand to hold cleaning supplies.
- Cake stand for ingredients: I spotted this on Pinterest (where else?) and I like how much this bakery-style pastry or cake stand holds.
- Slate tray by the stove: A great cooking zone from this tour:
- Tray for sticky goods: A pretty vintage tray holds the usual basics, plus sticky jars like honey.
- Fruit baskets: Teja (from Teja's Family Kitchen) doesn't leave much out on the counter, but I noticed she had two wire baskets of fruit set out. The wire construction allows air flow and the open baskets encourage her family to snack on colorful fresh fruit.
- Huge board: Abby keeps her cutting board in one spot on the counter; it's the perch for her most-used cooking supplies, too. See more about her big board here:
- Tiny board: A beautiful little board holds the essentials in stylist Anne Parker's kitchen.
- A basket and a tiered stand!
- Baskets for linens & silver: For those who don't have many drawers; countertop organization for linens and silverware, as seen here:
- Add a plant: And whatever tray, basket, or other setup you have to hold your cooking basics; it never hurts to add a plant,
- Do you corral your salt and pepper or other ingredients on your countertop with a tray or basket?