Spruce Up Your Space with Functional Kitchen Decor

The kitchen is often seen as the heart of the home, a place where meals get made and people come together to socialize. There's a reason why ""kitchen party"" is such a common term. Having a space that is not only functional but also appealing to the eye can be a game changer for homeowners. If you're looking to refresh your space, try some kitchen decor pieces from west elm.

Clear up Some Counterspace

Counterspace is often at a premium in kitchens, especially galley style ones. If you don't have a lot of space, look to the walls instead. Floating shelves work well in many areas in the home, from bathrooms to living areas to kitchens. They are perfect for storage canisters, mugs and teapots, to name a few must-haves. Or, give the shelf over to a plant for a splash of color, or cookbooks for easy access. Not only are floating shelves useful, they can also add a contemporary touch to your kitchen area.

Keep the Essentials Close By

Perched upon floating shelves, storage canisters can be one of the handiest accessories in a kitchen. Gone are the days of opaque guess-what's-inside vessels; west elm's glass storage jars give you an inside look at kitchen essentials such as flour and tea, pasta and popcorn. Best of all, they are within easy reach, not buried in a cupboard. Modern yet functional - what more could you ask for in a kitchen accessory?

Add Some Flair

Are the walls looking a bit bare? If you want to do something other than simply hanging a picture or print on your wall, try a decorative wreath instead. Not just for doors, a faux decorative wreath from west elm is a simple, elegant way adorn your wall. They work especially well for open-air designed kitchens, where wall space is more generous.

The kitchen is a well-used area where creations are perfected and people come together to catch up and pitch in. Its nourishing presence can be even more appreciated with the simple touch of well-placed kitchen decor. Spruce up your meal prep and cooking area while keeping things simple and practical. Shop west elm today to find kitchen decor pieces that will help create a welcoming, warm feeling for one of the busiest - and beloved - places in the home.