Do you have a hard time decorating your kitchen? Whether you struggle will wall space, or countertop space, decorating your kitchen doesn’t have to be tricky. Since your kitchen is one of the hardest working rooms in your house, incorporating decor that is not only pretty but functional is key! Who wants to waste needed countertop space with items that just collect dust? Decorating your kitchen doesn’t have to be tricky, the key is picking pieces that are pretty and that work for you. A staple on our island is always our farmhouse mug drying rack. I love that it adds the farmhouse feel with decor, but also works for us. It’s a great way to display pretty mugs and cups, that are at a hands reach, and frees up much needed cabinet space for other “not so pretty” items.
Today I want to show you how I add decor to our kitchen with a tiered tray . It not only provides storage, but also adds decor to your space without taking up that much needed countertop space.
If you caught my post on Styling a Coffee table, than you may remember me mentioning trays being your best friend. They are such a great design element that also prove to be a good work horse for your home, especially for those times you need to clear off surfaces quickly. When your decor is all nestled in a cute tray, you add layers to the space and an easy way to move it when you need a cleared off space. Tiered trays provide even more usefulness to your home. Not only are they pretty to look at, but you add so much space for your storage or decor because it expands vertically.
Sometimes kitchen decor can be tricky because you want it to look like it belongs in the space, but we aren’t going to all fill our beautiful trays with plastic sippy cups. Or maybe you are 🙂 When I’m shopping for items like glassware or measuring cups, I always go for ones that would look cute if they were displayed. That way they serve a double purpose and it’s not useless decor. They are items that will be used, but are also pretty to look at.
White serve ware is a great color to buy for two reasons. White never goes out of style, and you can mix and match pieces for a collected look that always goes together. In the second tier you see white ironstone cupcake stands, and a white cow creamer. Even though they aren’t part of the same set, they tie in with the white milk glass and white creamers used throughout the tray.
I finished off the top tier with sugar holder from my china set, and a mini-creamer filled with tiny spoons, a house-warming present from our European friends, that make it easy to make your coffee. I filled the milk glass with succulents from our local garden center, which is a great way to add some life to your decor. Added bonus they require minimal effort.
The result, is kitchen decor that is not only beautiful but practical too. It looks like it belongs, and doesn’t rob my of any useful countertop space.
To see how I updated our kitchen into a farmhouse space that works for us, click HERE.
Want to read more on how to Create a Space you Love, click HERE.
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