If you’re anything like us, you could sit on Pinterest for hours on end, getting lost in a sea of gorgeous, envy-inducing homes. (What we wouldn’t give for a dining room that comfortably seats 24.) While you might not be able to change the framework of your home, there are little changes you can make to bring out a fresh sense of style. Below, ten items that will help you on your quest for a Pinterest-worthy kitchen.

Lulu and Georgia

A Colorful Runner

Oft overlooked, a rug ties the entire room together and adds another level of comfort. Plus, you won’t mind the plush feeling under your feet while washing dishes at the sink.

Lulu and Georgia (from $58)


Open-Shelving Accents

Rather than display the contents of your entire kitchen, add open-shelving accents to highlight just part of the space. Over a built-in bar, perhaps?

Houzz ($90)

Sponsored ge appliances slate refrigerator

A Smart Refrigerator

Forget smudgy fingerprints and worrying if the ice maker is working properly. Outfit your kitchen with a high-tech GE Appliances Slate refrigerator. In addition to having a sleek matte finish, it can literally heat up water on command with Amazon Alexa. And thanks to the built-in Keurig brewing system, you don’t need to waste much-needed counter space on a coffeemaker. Have you ever seen crowded counters on Pinterest? We didn’t think so.

GE Appliances ($3,300)

The Sill

Live Greenery

Plants, plants and more plants. We cannot stress how much even one live plant can make all the difference. Put them on countertops, hang them from baskets or set ’em on the floor. The more air-purifying benefits the better.

The Sill ($49)

All Modern

Plenty of Seating

If you entertain often, this one’s a must. Portable barstools around a kitchen island or simply lined up along a wall is our favorite way to accommodate large groups.

All Modern ($366)

Lulu and Georgia

Statement Light Fixtures

Bid adieu to strictly recessed lighting. The one thing all gorgeous kitchens have in common? A head-turning pendant light.

Lulu and Georgia ($538)

The Home Depot

A Subway Tile Backsplash

When it comes to things that are more permanent, like a backsplash, opt for a style you won’t grow tired of (or regret). You can never go wrong with classic subway tile. It matches virtually any decor and instantly elevates the space.

MSI ($7 per square foot)


Utility Cart

Whether you use it for storing bar equipment or spice jars, we bet this little guy will come in handy in your kitchen. Hint: Look closely at your pins, because this exact cart is most likely in the picture.

Ikea ($149)


Minimalist Hardware

Go with cabinet hardware that’s simple yet striking. It shouldn’t scream for attention, but you better believe the second someone starts opening drawers looking for a fork, they’ll take a second glance.

Anthropologie ($26)

West Elm

Serveware You Actually Want to Display

Pretty enough to leave on the counter (permanently) and even prettier when topped with baked Brie. Stock up on cutting boards in varying sizes and prop them decoratively against that subway tile backsplash when not in use.

West Elm ($40)