Essential tips for Styling Your Kitchen Counter tops
Every kitchen counter top deserves styling to your personal decor taste. Tacky nick knacks won’t cut it. Find your style with our easy tips:
After you’ve convinced your partner to get a beautiful counter top, what’s next? The first few weeks are glamorous. You’d rather leave it untouched. In such pristine condition, having dinner parties and inviting guests seems very alluring. Having seen minimalist trends in interiors decorating magazines, you may get tempted to keep your counter tops plain and clutter free. The fact is, minimalism is a permanent lifestyle choice, much like vegetarianism. If the idea of removing personal effects and all signs of taste is enough to repel you, then you need to style it to reflect your taste.
Add Flowers and Plants
Fresh cut flowers are a great centerpiece for any counter top. For light colored stone like white marble, it’s best to stick to bright colored flowers like roses, dahlias and anthuriums. Darker stones like granite and quartz work well with lilies and plumerias. To add functionality, try growing fresh herbs like basil and bay leaves in a quaint little pot. The striking green creates contrast that has your counters looking gorgeous and fresh.
Stack Cookbooks and Recipe Journals
A mini book case for your counter adds a rustic charm to your counter. Showcasing your varied selection of cookbooks adds personality to the space. If cases are cumbersome, try placing the books in a wire basket. don’t go overboard and add more than 5 of them. Always stay clutter free
Display Artwork and use Sexy Storage
Artwork adds elements of color and aesthetic balance to the functional space. Art that is light and unassuming with fun colors, lifts the mood of the kitchen. On that note, keeping utensils in a colored and bold storage container adds the “fun” back in functionality. Try a colored vase or brass pitcher that’s been recently polished.
Add a Chopping board
If your kitchen isn’t merely in display, chances are you will need a chopping board. Why not invest is a great butchers block chopping board that gives your counter a warm look and feel? Chopping boards are a good vantage point that shows signs of life in the kitchen. Placed in a central position, its gives your kitchen clout without adding to clutter. It also makes a great place for staging food prep. Perhaps you’re concerned about accumulative bacteria content in butchers block. Try stone chopping blocks that contrast yet compliment the color of your counter.
Use Enclosures and stations
Keep food items in wooden boxes, cake tier trays pans or baskets. This prevents messes and spills from staining the counter, while creating the illusion of neatness. Try making a coffee station that has all the essentials for coffee serving in one display box. High tea 3 tier display trays make excellent spice racks whilst conserving counter surface area.
With these useful tips, you can add charm and personality to your counter tops.
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