Today I’m sharing three decor items that I think every kitchen should have, these will help make your kitchen feel warm and inviting (On some links I earn an affiliate for the sale):

  1. Table Lamp 

A table lamp (1) is a fantastic addition to any kitchen surface. First and foremost, it adds warmth and texture. Kitchens often feature hard, shiny surfaces, so a lamp with a soft shade is the perfect way to introduce coziness. Additionally, a table lamp provides excellent task lighting. Personally, I prefer using a low-wattage bulb, such as a night light bulb, to keep a gentle glow when I’m not actively cooking. Not only does this save energy compared to overhead lights, but it also contributes to the inviting ambiance of the kitchen.

  1. Jug / Vase

 Having a jug or vase on the kitchen surface is essential for me. Whether you use it for flowers or as a water pitcher, it’s a practical and decorative item. No more searching for a vase when you need one—having it readily available simplifies life. Opt for a jug (5) or vase with character; clear or glass vases can sometimes look messy or sad when empty. Consider something like this charming vase with a sweet rabbit motif (3).

  1. Marble Tray / Catch-All 

Kitchens often become dumping grounds for keys, coins, and receipts. To combat this clutter, I highly recommend a marble tray or catch-all on the side. It provides a designated spot for all these miscellaneous items. You can even use it as a base for candles or other decorative pieces. The presence of a marble tray instantly elevates the organization and aesthetics of your kitchen. While I appreciate both the tray (6) and the dish (4), my personal favorite is the scalloped one.

A kitchen with some small and relatively cheap decor pieces can really make it feel warm and inviting. Plus all these make amazing gifts whether for mothers day, or a house warming present.

I did a livestream about Kitchen decor, you can find all my favourite finds here. Finally, you need these glass storage jars (2) they are perfect for making your open shelving look great but are also practical.


Will Taylor

Will is a self-confessed gentleman hooked-on-hue and his motto is: beige is boring! He works as a freelance author, creative consultant and lifestyle blogger. Will has been blogging about his love of colourful design, fashion and travel since 2009, engaging an army of colour lovers across the world with his quintessential make-you-smile style.

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.