The heart of a home lies in the kitchen. This is not only a space to cook and eat, but also to collect family and friends for some Friday nights gathering. What you need is a functional kitchen yet stylish one and you don’t need to blow your budget to achieve that.

A home refresh is as good as a holiday. Finding the right decorative approach for your kitchen countertops will help create a stylish and welcoming kitchen space in your home. Let’s face it, for those of us with a passion for decor, even if you have a small kitchen, it is a decent sized area that you get to style and decorate. That said, you need space to prepare meals, so the key is finding the balance between beauty and function.

The trick is not to actually buy kitchen decor, I try to buy kitchen or entertaining items that can be displayed and double as decor. Trays, cake stands, and bowls are a lovely way to store and display items. Appliances like blenders, coffee makers and mixers are all now available in a veritable rainbow of colours, and kitchens everywhere are featuring these useful and attractive implements in bold reds, greens, blues and yellows. Don’t be afraid to play around with bold colours. If you have storage struggles, this is a great way to be able to display some of those items that would typically be locked away. Just don’t get carried away and try to show off everything at once.

Think of the possibilities. Fresh flowers and fruit are two things I am always using. What are your go to items? Try to implement something unexpected to keep a fresh, current look. When done properly, your kitchen counters will work seamlessly with the items you chose to style them with.

Remember there are no rules when it come to decorating your home, it’s your space so do you boo. Keep it functional and stylish!

Love B