14 Design Must-Haves to Instantly Elevate Your Kitchen Island

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Kitchen islands are notoriously sparse spaces because they are often used as extra workspace in the kitchen for prepping meals. Plus, with just a few inches of elbow room on either side of the island top and bottom, it may often be difficult to decorate this smaller space.

However, there are many ways to spruce up a kitchen island in terms of function and aesthetics. We rounded up some of the best pieces all under $100 to style your kitchen island into a chic utility space.

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Candles can instantly dress up a kitchen island. Because of their diminutive size, smaller tea lights might fit the space perfectly. But why not opt for a food theme in the kitchen? These smaller fruit candles both align with the food imagery and decor you’d expect in this space and offer a brilliant pop of color.



On the other hand, you could also add a decorative fruit bowl to the kitchen island. When paired with the island’s smooth surface, this fruit bowl made from natural fibers adds tons of texture. And the material lends a homespun feel to the space, perfect for any abode from the modern farmhouse to a bungalow-style home.

<p>The Six Bells</p>


Sticking with the food theme, you could pop in some extra fruit decor via this radicchio leaf dish. In a contemporary all-white kitchen, the piece’s colors could give a creative infusion of happy shades. It’ll be the perfect vessel for any trinkets.

<p>The Six Bells</p>


Most mugs are cleared away in the cabinet. However, there are exceptions like this raspberry mug that add visual interest, doubling as decor. So, let this mug be your kitchen island’s go-to beverage container whenever you’re busy prepping meals on the island’s countertop.



If you have a longer kitchen island, add some height to it with these brass candlesticks. The brass material not only helps with balancing design, allowing your eye to travel upward when taking in the space, but it also provides a dash of elegance. Add this candlestick set to a kitchen with a classic aesthetic.

TIMEYARD Wood Bead Garland



If you want to make a subtle statement, hang some of these beaded garlands on an empty hook to make it stand out. Especially if you have a minimal or Mediterranean-styled kitchen, the small accent will blend in seamlessly while adding some visual texture.

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Traditional kitchen motifs include food but also nature-inspired decor. This cutting board would look great out on a kitchen island as both a useful kitchen tool and decorative decor, especially if you want a pop of color.



Choose this bowl to place sugar or condiments you use regularly, especially when you have guests over. Its beautiful botanical design will be an instant conversation starter and shine on its own when it’s not in use.



This elephant plant pot has a warm terracotta material and hue, and the piece will add another layer of warmth to the heart of the home: the kitchen.

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You need to place your cooking utensils somewhere, and what better place than a holder with some floral patterns? Use this holder on your kitchen island to create a feeling of originality.



Wood butcher block kitchen islands or those made from marble should be protected from scuffs and beverage spills. Pepper your kitchen island with these pretty coasters to keep your countertops safe.



Honestly, you can never have enough tea or dish towels in the kitchen. Have a few lovely ones available within easy reach by adding these to the kitchen island.

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For many guests, the kitchen becomes the gathering spot at most house parties. So, make the kitchen island a nice spot to lay out a charcuterie board with this one made from wood. To make it extra special, customize it with your last name so it feels personalized.



Smaller kitchens can easily become cluttered. For any tabletops like the kitchen island that become spaces for setting down keys, spare coins, and other items, place a small catch-all bowl like this one to keep your kitchen tidy.

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