Kitchen Island Decorating Ideas From the Home Remodel Experts
Islands aren’t just a functional part of your kitchen that add extra seating and storage, they are also a focal point in the room and add to the overall aesthetics. Once your island has been installed, the job isn’t over! Many homeowners prefer to add details and decorations to their new piece of furniture to help tie it into the rest of the room.
The good news is that your decorations don’t need to be elaborate by any means. In fact, our experts recommend keeping decorations simple and limited. Because this small surface space can quickly become overcrowded, you will want to choose a few key decorations to fill the space and reduce clutter. Now, we invite you to join our remodel experts on a journey through kitchen island decoration tips and tricks.
Bowls & Baskets for Kitchen Islands
Adding bowls and baskets to your space is a great way to keep clutter under control. Baskets can be used to store spices, small measuring spoons, napkins, or any other small kitchen items. Use baskets to help you stay organized in the kitchen, placing them on the platform below the island’s countertop, or in open shelving. Bowls make a great centerpiece for any island and can be filled with fresh fruit or candles. Your bowl decorations can be placed both in the center of your island countertop and underneath on a wooden platform.
Centerpieces & Plants for Kitchen Island Décor
In addition to fruit filled bowls, plants and flowers make for great centerpieces. Pick up this season’s flower arrangement at the store or cut some flowers from your garden to display them in the center of the island. Have flowers to spare? Any extra flowers can be used to create a smaller arrangement for your kitchen table.
Edible plants such as basil, thyme, or mint make for an intriguing, yet functional decoration. For aesthetic appeal, choose either one medium or large sized pot to display your plant, or choose a set of three smaller pots to arrange on your island countertop. With just a little water and sunlight, your new decoration will be adding fresh flavor to your meals in no time!
Decorating Kitchen Island Shelving
Does your island have open shelving that you are looking to fill? If the space is utilized well, open shelving makes for great storage and decoration. We recommend filling your open shelving with: