11 Things to Put on Your Kitchen Countertops

Whether you have loads of space on your countertops or just a little, here are 11 things to put on your kitchen counters to keep them looking stylish and organized.

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Dress Your Countertops

Everyday items can be thoughtfully arranged or repurposed to add a polished look to any kitchen.

Coffee Station

Morning coffee is a must for most people. Make it even more enjoyable with a mini coffee station. Keep favorite mugs and sweetener within reach of your coffeemaker.

Spices + Oils

Putting bottles of oil and spices on display not only looks great, it will inspire you to try new recipes, too. The key is to group them all together on a tray or cutting board so it looks purposeful.

Display Cutting Boards + Trays

Trays, platters and cutting boards look lovely propped against a sleek backsplash. Wrangle them together in a wire basket or reclaimed crate for added style.

Tiny Home Office

Make the most of an unused corner with a bright and cheery organization station to wrangle odds and ends. Drill 1/4-inch holes in the back of a container so cables and devices can charge while tucked away.

Repurposed Boxes

If counter space is a hot commodity in your kitchen, flip an old file box or crate on its side for an extra place to display your essentials. It's also a great place to tuck your favorite cookbooks.

Kitchen Staples

Consider stacking containers for storing go-to items like beans, flour or pasta. Classic cookie jars sit in a tilted position for easy scooping then stack upright for a clean look.

Art Display

Make them proud by placing kids' handy work in standard-size frames. Choose frames that include a matte for a high-end, custom look.

Fresh Fruits

Whether they're on display for decoration or healthy snacking, fresh fruit always looks beautiful. Just remember not all fruits play well together — bananas, apples and pears can cause other fruits to ripen faster, so keep them separated. Use unusual containers for added interest — just make sure they're food safe.

Stackable Storage

Stack crates on top of one another for extra storage. Make sure the boxes are similar in width but vary in depth for easy access.

Herbtastic

Having fresh herbs handy is ideal, but avoid a cluttered look by grouping herbs together into a large vessel or box. It'll also be easier to move them around the kitchen as needed when cooking.

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