How to Enhance the Look of Your Natural Stone Countertops

Natural stone countertops are a great way to make your kitchen look more elevated while also improving the functionality of the space. And while stone alone can make your kitchen look elegant, it’s normal to want to add touches of your personality throughout the room. Using decorations in a way that’s functional and unique is a great place to start. Here are a few easy tips to help you enhance the impact that your natural stone countertops have on your kitchen.

Stick With Functional Decorations
If you’re a dedicated home cook, decorations on the countertops can feel like an unnecessary addition that might even make cooking and preparing ingredients more difficult. Instead of just adding knickknacks to the space, incorporate functional items into your décor. Add decorative trivets, glass jars to display dry goods, cannisters that provide a pop of color while also increasing your storage space, and other unique items that you already need on a daily basis. This can showcase your personality without contributing to clutter in your kitchen.

Display Your Cutting Boards
Natural wood cutting boards can be a stunning addition to your kitchen. And you have tons of options at your disposal. Butcher block style boards can easily become a centerpiece on your main food preparation spot. Boards with different wood tones propped up against the wall can add touches of color and warmth. And unique shapes can showcase your personality. Just use your imagination.

Add a Backsplash
Backsplashes can easily complement your countertops while also making your kitchen more functional. And you can highlight the stone you used in your kitchen by incorporating it into the design. At a minimum, you’ll want to add a backsplash behind the stove and your sink. This will make it easier to keep your walls clean while also decorating your kitchen in a tasteful and unique way. 

Spruce It up With Plants
Adding plants to your kitchen is a wonderful way to decorate your natural stone countertops without risking damage to the stone itself as long as you use a planter that won’t scratch the stone. Your plants can be decorative, practical, or some combination of the two. Add flowers to your kitchen island if you have room. Place herbs near a window or well-lit portion of your countertop and use them for cooking. Keep aloe vera close to the stove so you can treat any burns quickly. The key is to choose a plant that thrives in a warmer space since your kitchen will likely be warmer than the rest of your home, especially during the winter months.

Keep It Minimalistic
The point of decorating your countertops is to work with the stone and to showcase your personality. That means you’ll want to keep the number of decorations to a functional amount rather than cramming as many as you can into a tight space. Think about how you use your kitchen before you add your first decoration. Incorporate items gradually until you find the perfect balance between highlighting the beauty of your natural stone and keeping the countertops clear enough to prepare delicious meals with ease.

Investing in Your Kitchen Is Always a Great Choice
If you’re looking to make an impact with your home and your décor, upgrading your kitchen is a great place to start. If you don’t already have natural stone countertops in place, now is a perfect time to replace your outdated laminate. Contact Natural Stone Sales to explore your options.
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