Do you struggle with what to put on your counters? I have some tips on how to style your kitchen counters for spring.
As we transition into spring, do you struggle with how to style your kitchen counters? You can have beautifully styled kitchen counters without a lot of fuss or clutter. Let me show you ways to bring in spring accents.
What looks good on the kitchen counters?
There are many wonderful items that can be displayed on your counters. You can use some of your favorite collectibles or vintage finds. You can use items to add function into you kitchen such as glass or decorative canisters filled with essentials. I like to change things up often.
spring Quick tips:
- Declutter – keep your counters and island clutter free
- Bring in some spring scents (candles, melts, or homemade potpourri)
- Add a plant (faux or real)
- Create interesting displays
- Choose small appliances for counter surface
How to style your kitchen for spring?
Start with a clean slate. Try removing everything off the counters and kitchen island. You want to give it a good wipe down. It’s nice to have clean sparkling countertops. My counters are granite.
What cleaner is safe for granite? For my granite countertops, I use Granite Gold Daily Cleaner along with a soft cloth or microfiber cloth. It is a wonderful product.
You can use mild dish soap with warm water for daily cleaning. It is a great expensive was to keep your counters clean too.
What should you not clean granite countertops with? You should avoid any harsh chemical or abrasive scrubbing tools. It is good to clean the surface of your counters with a soft microfiber cloth. Never use acidic cleaners or homemade cleaners with vinegar. The acid in the vinegar will dull your granite counter and damage them.
How can I make my kitchen counters pretty? You can create a beautiful vignette on your counter with some of your favorite items.
Here is a vignette with a white riser as the base. I am displaying a few of my favorite vintage farmhouse items.
What does vignette mean in styling? It’s a small group of decorative items (your favorite treasures) that make a beautiful statement in a room.
Add fresh fruit in a bowl or basket on counter or kitchen island. Add fresh fruit is functional for your family to grab an apple or pear.
dress up your counter
If you are a coffee drinker, create a coffee station. Cups can be store in a cabinet above or on open shelves. A countertop cup rack could hold 4-6 of your favorite coffee mug.
Artwork can be hung for some visual interest and color to your space. My coffee station is locate next to the refrigerator. This way, I have easy access to filtered water and creamer. Pretty functional canisters to hold sugar and coffee.
Add a pretty soap dispenser on tray by the sink. Round risers look beautiful as well. Try adding your dish soap to large decorative bottle. I found this large one at HomeGoods. I keep refilling it with my Dawn Dish Soap. Keeping the soap on a tray will help to protect your counters.
free up some working space
It is fun to style the kitchen counters with pretty decorative items. Remember you need counter surface too for meal prepping or laying out your cook book, dishes, etc. You get the idea. It gives your kitchen a clean and organized space as well.
My mixer is tucked in the corner. It can be easily moved forward to use. It’s a kitchen and the appliance you use can be on the counter. Items that you occasionally use could be stored in a cabinet, pantry or closet.
add scents of spring into your kitchen
Nothing like a nice smelling kitchen. If there is no yummy food cooking in the oven, light a candle. Bring in some scents of spring. I love Antique Candle Co.’s candles. Some great spring fragrances are Fresh Cut Herbs, Momma’s Kitchen, and Sweet Lemon (my favorite). Have you tried their newest scent Blueberry Cobbler. Oh my! My house smells like I am baking pies.
Not a candle fan, no problem…try wax melts. This small wax warmer is perfect size on the counter and add a wonderful scent in the air.
Styling the Kitchen Island
Create a vignette by using a tray, cutting board or riser. Style your vignette using odd amount of items such a 3, 5 or 7. What is the rule of odd numbers in Interior Design? By arranging decorative items in odd numbers, it is more appealing and effective to capture your attention. The items in odd numbers tends to make your eyes move around the grouping. The rules of three says that objects look better arranged in a group of three and in varying sizes. With decorative items in odd numbers,
You can use a tray or cutting board as the base. This does not count as an item. It is what we put in it needs to in odd numbers.
Next you want to use three decorative objects in varying heights. You can use this same concept styling a coffee or side table, nightstand, etc.
Place your tall piece first. Here I am using a navy blue vase with faux tulips. The vase with the tulips count as one object.
Add your second item in a lower height. I choose a candle for my item.
The third item is a ceramic rabbit. The rabbit is shorter than the vase of tulips yet taller than the candle. Creating these types of vignettes are fun and easy to change out.
I hope you enjoyed these styling tips.
Favorite Items for the kitchen
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