I never really set out to “decorate” our kitchen, but when I was in the process of updating the look, I made a point to only bring in pieces that I loved and complimented the look I was after. Since your kitchen is one of the hardest working rooms in your house, incorporating decor that is not only pretty but functional is key! I’m sharing with you today just how I added farmhouse style decor to our kitchen and the key pieces I chose to accomplish that look.
One of the ways I add decor to our kitchen without taking up valuable countertop space is by utilizing our open shelves for not only storage, but to display my nicer serving pieces to act as decor.
I keep the pieces I use most often the bottom shelf, and the pieces I use least on the top shelf. I filled glass canisters with oatmeal, flour and rice, and used metal scoops found at HomeGoods to give them an old convenience store feel. I also don’t just display cake stands, I use them as stands to corral other smaller items too.
I recently got some new goodies from PCB Home, and they fit so perfectly with almost all white theme on our shelves. This smaller rectangle marble board is perfect for when I just have one friend over and want to put out appetizers, and I loved the 2 toned look. I also feel in love with the nesting serving cups. Which are perfect to have on hand when baking, but also look cute stacked on our shelves.
On the middle shelf I anchor the whole space with a large silver serving platter hung in the center, and then display the rest of my items in a vignette around it. Stacked white plates are easy to grab when setting the table.
I had been eyeing this vintage silverware from Anthropologie for about the past year. So with some Christmas money and a 30% off sale I made the splurge. Each set has mis-matched pieces for an eclectic look, and I just love character each piece has.
On the other side of the plates I have some of my favorite cake stands. I love the wood and marble combo, adding just enough warmth to all the white.
Also adding texture is this beautiful white washed serving basket from Farmhouse Pottery. Placed on top of some extra plates nestled inside a pie plate, and adds a subtle texture while not competing for too much attention with the other pieces around it.
To the left of our floating shelves is where we have our “make-shift” entryway. When you walk into our house you walk right into the kitchen, so to help ease that transition, and provide a place for all of our shoes to collect, we made a farmhouse style bench and I placed antique crates underneath so everything can be neatly tucked away.
The bench also provides a spot for me to add a little decor that is not in the way, by placing some throw pillows and seasonal flowers to soften up the space.
To see how our kitchen transformed you can read all about it HERE.
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