How to Add a Fresh Look In Your Kitchen for Spring

Add a fresh look in your kitchen for spring by including budget-friendly kitchen essentials and decor! As I sit to work on this post, it’s a beautiful and warm 72°F here in Arizona. My apologies to my friends in the colder regions. I do hope it warms up for you all very soon! The lovely spring weather inspired me to give our kitchen a little hardware and decor update! I’m sharing some practical and pretty things to adorn your kitchen countertops.

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kitchen with white cabinets and black pulls

Cabinet Hardware

When we purchased our home almost 4 years ago, we chose brushed nickel hardware because it was such a popular option back then. I’m now aware that those pulls did nothing to enhance the beauty of our kitchen. These black cabinet pulls, however, are the perfect update. Both color and sleek, modern design provide great details and contrast to this space!

white kitchen cabinets with black hardware

Kitchen Essentials

Hubby is a big tea drinker and so this corner is dedicated to him and his tea supplies. We retired our 3-year-old kettle and upgraded it to this enamel and steel beauty in a shimmery gray color. I love the added detail of the wooden handle and lid. When not in use, we display our tea kettle on a live edge wooden platter which adds more texture and contrast to the white countertops and cabinets. The modern, ceramic canisters are great for storing tea bags, sugar, and/or baking essentials. We kept them unlabeled to maintain their simplicity.

gray kettle with black and white storage canisters on a kitchen countertop
Ceramic Canisters
Tea Kettle
Live Edge Wood Platter

With so many new canisters, I divided them between both sides of our countertop space. These are great for storing my hot chocolate and cappuccino k-cups! The added wooden board and 2 tone marble and wood serving platter create some much-needed dimension.

wooden cutting boards with black and white storage canisters on a white kitchen countertop
Wood Paddle Board
Marble and Wood Serving Platter
Ceramic Canisters

I’m a sucker for a cute mug and these monogrammed ones are so fun! Not sure what it says about me that I purchased mugs with my own initials (and ignored the rest of my clan), but the colors were too pretty to resist!

coffee mugs
Monogram Mugs
Faux Eucalyptus Stem
Live Edge Wood Platter

Kitchen Decor

Our kitchen definitely needed a pop of greenery and I really like the vibrancy of this faux plant. It’s definitely giving me all the spring feels! To layer this corner I added both a tall and short vase and completed the look with a 2 tone marble serving board. You’ll notice this corner showcases a combination of varying heights, widths, and textures, all of which create a cohesive display.

Black Ceramic Vase
White Ceramic Vase
Faux Plant
Bamboo Planter

I simply adore these little corners of our kitchen! The color and texture combo always puts a smile on my face. I’m so easy to please, right?!

Round Wood Serving Board
Ceramic White Vase
Faux Plant
Bamboo Planter

Kitchen Tray Styling

I saved the best for last! This tray situation is everything! I’ve used it on our kitchen island and dining table and it works perfectly in both spaces. A simple styling tip would be to include a mix of practical (sugar jar and coasters) and pretty pieces (vase and sphere). That way the styling looks appropriate in the space. I kept the decor neutral in my attempt to really incorporate more wood tones in our home. I think the faux olive branches offered the right amount of greenery to bring the whole look together!

These affordable home decor finds and kitchen essentials added the fresh spring look I was going for! Have you all completed your spring refresh? Do you usually decorate your kitchen? If you’re looking for more home decor ideas, then be sure to check out our Current Favorite Entryway Finds as well as our Home Office Decor Finds! Until next time friends!

Aminah Chung


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