Styling a space is the act of adding the personal pieces and artistic touches that turn a house into your home. While this may sound like decorating, there are differences. If decorating your house is like getting dressed, styling is the accessories you add to make the look complete.
One of the hardest spaces to style always seems to be the kitchen. The need to balance functionality and beauty can be tricky, but with a few simple tips anyone can have a kitchen that looks like it was styled by a professional. These ideas for styling your kitchen can be incorporated into any design aesthetic and don’t require a high level of DIY experience!
Potted plants are the perfect way to add color and life, literally, to your kitchen. Visit Gardening Know How for a list of plants that will generally thrive in your kitchen.Photo: ZDesignAtHome
While we’re a fan of almost any plants that can survive in a kitchen being there, we must admit being especially partial to herbs. Not only are they beautiful, they smell amazing and you can’t beat the taste of fresh cut herbs in cooking.Photo: Whole Foods Market
Display Your CookBooks
If you have the space and cookbook collection, this is an absolutely amazing way to show them off. We are absolutely obsessed with the easel with attached lamp, it’s an amazing accent that is also completely functional.Photo: The Cottage Market
We know the idea above isn’t practical for every kitchen, but you certainly don’t have to go to those lengths, or need that amount of space, to display your cookbooks. We like the idea of putting them in a cute wire basket. Photo: Domino
Get Creative With Cutting Boards
Cutting boards are a beautiful, and functional, way to style your counters. When not in use, your cutting boards leaned against your backsplash are the perfect way to bring together the elements you choose to display.
Photos: Becki Owens
Use Unique Utensil Holders
How amazing is this large vintage trophy as a utensil holder?Photo: Kelly Elko
This vintage water pitcher makes a perfect utensil holder and is sure to add just enough rustic charm to any kitchen.Photo: Etsy
Use Trays To Group Items
Random items on the kitchen counter can look like clutter, but grouped together on a tray disparate items appear to all go together.Photo: Love Grows Wild
If you don’t have any trays, or just prefer a different look, a cake stand works beautifully as well. We love how this one keeps all your most-used spices close at hand.
Put Out Pretty Hand Towels
Whatever your personal style, dish towels are an easy and inexpensive way to spruce up your kitchen. Whether you want something seasonal, or are going for a specific color scheme, dish towels are a small way to make a big statement.
Photo: Rina’s Beauty
As always, Prestige Marble & Granite is here to help you with a vast selection of unique, exotic and rare natural stones from around the world. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through selection, layout, design and installation, and can answer any further questions you may have about the information shared here. We welcome homeowners, designers, and contractors to browse our showroom, or give us a call, any time!