12 Beautiful Kitchen Accessories Under $25

Cooking up serious style doesn't have to mean swapping out appliances or fixtures. Spice up the bland bits of your kitchen with these budget-friendly additions.

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January 10, 2019

Musical Interlude

With apologies to the trusty old clock built into the microwave, we have a new favorite way to stay on track as we’re cooking. When this little timekeeper winds down, it plays the tinkling notes of Mozart’s "Rondo Alla Turca."

BUY IT: Walmart, $17.25

Himalayan Salt Stone

Designed to serve your food with a unique touch, this salt plate adds depth and flavor to your foods without over-saturating your meal.

BUY IT: Bed Bath & Beyond, $24.99

Functional Art

This laser-cut, smoked-oak-veneered trivet protects tabletops from hot pots and plates, of course, but who wants to cover it up? Split the difference and leave it out when dinner’s over.

BUY IT: Finnish Design Shop, $18.15

Scientific Spices

When you've emptied these lab-quality Erlenmeyer flasks of their peppercorns, don’t be shy about filling 'em up with flowers — they’re mighty cool as modern vases.

BUY IT: Reluctant Trading, $20

Botanical Nesters

Crafted of ceramic embossed with a vintage-inspired botanical design, the green stoneware measuring cups nest for easy storage.

BUY IT: World Market, $12.99

Soft Watercolors

Decaled stoneware in watercolor hues turns classic salt and pepper shakers into the star of the kitchen.

BUY IT: Anthropologie, $20

Wash This Space

Yes, you have to keep soap and a scrubber out near the sink — but no, they don’t have to be eyesores.

BUY IT: Kitchen Stuff Plus, $15

Instant Classic

First produced in the '40s and '50s, pale green jadeite glass was once available at hardware stores. Pieces like this bowl are hot collectors' items now, and it’s easy to see why: They make everything look good.

BUY IT: Terrain, $22+

Go-Everywhere Serving Plate

With a style boost from Chip and Joanna Gaines, a humble late-night snack is suddenly Instagram-worthy.

BUY IT: Magnolia Market, $18

Glam Colander

It’s high time your farmers'-market haul got the Hollywood treatment. This five-quart colander is a capable co-star in both traditional and modern spaces, thanks to its chrome base and gold accents.

BUY IT: Crate & Barrel, $11.87 (Originally $24.95)

Dish Play

Who knew getting volunteers to help with the dishes was as simple as buying the best rubber gloves ever? Huh.

BUY IT: Fred, $10

Sweet Stoneware

This quartet of measuring spoons doesn’t have to disappear into a drawer when prep is over. Looped over a knob or cup hook, it’s a lovely pop of unexpected interest.

BUY IT: Anthropologie, $18