How to Style a Stand Alone Island: Kitchen Island Styling Tips

How to Style a Stand Alone Island: Kitchen Island Styling Tips


Even the most practical of home spaces could use a little styling! Check out our tips and tricks for making those high-use spaces as beautiful as they are functional. Custom styling is available and included in many of our Design Packages, but we’ve pulled together this space to share some of our favorite ways to style a kitchen island.

  • Kitchen islands don’t have to be built in! There are so many great freestanding options that offer both storage and bar seating.
  • Mix and match the finishes of your barstools and island to make sure your furniture stands out.
  • Large pendant lighting above an island is such a current look! Swap out smaller pendants to play with scale and make your space feel more modern.
  • Washable rugs are a great option for the kitchen. Easy clean up, and bonus points if it is a color or pattern that helps hide some crumbs!
  • Large vases with floral arrangements or branches bring some height and life into the kitchen.
  • Mix and match different trays and bowls to store fruits and veggies, as well as those other odds and ends that end up on the counter.

We hope these style tips are helpful for anyone looking to update their own space! Looking for more home styling inspiration? Check out our curated rooms for more design ideas!


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