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    41 Things To Give Your Kitchen A Style Upgrade

    Function's important when it comes to the kitchen — no doubt about that — but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice fashion.

    1. A two-tier storage shelf that offers a simple, yet aesthetically pleasing way to keep your spices from taking over your maxed-out cabinets.

    Two-tier storage shelf in corner of kitchen

    2. A four-piece set of chairs to add a mid-century modern feel to your space.

    White dining chairs

    3. And a set of rainbow flatware that might just turn your kitchen into the coolest eatery in town.

    Rainbow tinted silverware on a plate

    4. Some super cute tea towels you can use as napkins to make every place setting feel straight out of some hip lil' restaurant that always has a 30-minute wait.

    The tea towels in strawberry, banana, and papaya patterns

    5. And a set of personalized napkin rings to add an extra touch of class to every meal.

    A napkin cinched by a copper wire in the shape of a "J"

    6. A gorgeous set of ~Insta-famous~ ceramic salt and pepper grinders so you can treat yourself to some freshly cracked salt and pep any time you want.

    The salt and pepper grinders in blush

    7. Some huge bowls that'll make even the cheapest instant noodles look like you got them at an authentic ramen-ya. Plus, they're dishwasher-safe, and even have notches in them to keep the included (!) chopsticks and luxurious, ladle-like spoon from falling into your precious soup.

    two ramen bowls full of ramen, with the chopsticks resting in their slot

    8. Some classy-looking peel-and-stick tile to dress up your walls and make your kitchen feel fancier than it actually is.

    The tiles installed on a wall

    9. A sturdy bench dining room set that'll add some trendy, minimalist charm to your home without taking up a bunch of space.

    Wooden dining room set with table and two benches

    10. An upright spiral fruit basket that's basically a piece of art. Plus, it'll help you conserve precious counter space by giving you some extra vertical storage.

    An upright spiral fruit basket in stainless steel

    11. Or a macrame produce hammock if you've completely run out of surfaces but still wanna store your fruits and veggies in a ways that is pleasing to the eye.

    12. A wine and spirits stand to give your fancy beverages the elegant home they deserve.

    The wine and spirits stand holding a variety of bottles

    13. A set of large mason jar drinking glasses so every homemade cocktail feels like it came from your local hipster bar.

    The mason jar drinking glasses with straws in them

    14. A hand-crafted, borosilicate glass stove-top-safe glass teapot that'll look lovely on your counter or stove. Plus, it includes a removable infuser and is microwave- and dishwasher-safe!

    A glass tea kettle with a silver metal top pouring tea into a glass

    15. Or an easy-to-clean Toptier Japanese cast-iron teapot with a stainless-steel infuser if you're looking to add more of an antique vibe to your kitchen.

    Reviewer's split image of light green cast iron tea pot

    16. A mixed set of stunning stemware to make you feel like you're chillin' at a cool, funky bar where the alcohol's *way* more expensive than what's actually in your fridge.

    stemware in a variety of colors

    17. A five-light pendant to step up your lighting game with some rustic, industrial charm.

    The light hanging above a dining room table

    18. Some chalkboard paint so you can dress up your walls with tonight's menu, funny messages, cute doodles, and more, knowing you can just wipe it clean and start fresh anytime!

    A kitchen wall painted with the chalkboard paint, with the words "The Kitchen's CLOSED on Sunday" written in chalk

    19. A pair of nice-looking and sturdy steel bar stools that are ideal if you've got a bar area, high top table, or just need some extra seating.

    The gray bar stools underneath a kitchen counter

    20. A set of shallow pasta bowls so even thrown together meals can be plated with a little extra ~je ne sais quoi~.

    White plate slightly curved like a bowl with food in it

    21. A simply gorgeous cake stand so you can display baked goods and other foods with as much allure as the cute little bakery everyone lines up outside of every morning.

    22. An apron that'll make you feel as fancy as your newly decked out kitchen.

    Model wearing the apron that says "MAKE IT Fancy"

    23. Some fake plants that make the perfect centerpiece for your table without having to deal with the maintenance of real plants.

    Three fake plants in a row on a table

    24. An acacia wood cheese board so you can charcuterie with just as much panache as that expensive small plates place you can't stop thinking about.

    The cheese board

    25. Some trendy Edison bulbs to replace stale white lights with something a little warmer that'll give your dining area a charming vintage feel.

    26. Some cabinet paint so you can stop complaining about how they don't go with anything else in your otherwise flawlessly styled kitchen.

    27. Some modern-looking pulls that are a breeze to install so you can replace the ones making your cabinets look ancient.

    A reviewer showing the old pull and the new pull

    28. A gorgeous Always pan that's not just fashionable — it's designed to replace eight pieces of cookware so preparing a variety of dishes can be a lot less complicated.

    29. A Japanese gooseneck coffee kettle that'll make your kitchen feel like a cute lil' cafe.

    Matte black gooseneck kettle being used for pour over

    30. A beautiful and informative print to ~spice~ up your kitchen and help you learn to identify 25 of the most popular herbs and spices you can use to take your cooking to the next level.

    The print, featuring colorful illustrations of 25 herbs and spices, plus some information about each

    31. A limited edition Jonathan Adler print mini Keurig that'll ~fill~ you with joy every time you fill up your mug.

    the patterned coffee maker next to white ceramics

    32. A disco ball to turn every day into a party and add some much needed sparkle to your kitchen.

    33.  A cleverly designed hanging stemware rack that'll save space while looking like a super fancy chandelier made of wineglasses!

    the wood panel hanging from chains and holding stemware between the slats

    Like everything else in this shop, it's made from reclaimed wine barrels!

    Promising review: "I love this stemware rack. It is a fantastic addition to complement the updates that we have done to our home." —Greg Weber

    Get it from Evanswbf on Etsy for $250.

    34. Some wall art that'll make every hour feel like happy hour.

    The poster featuring an illustration of a variety of cocktails, bottles, and fruits

    35. An impossibly cool rough stone soap dispenser that's single-handedly capable of turning your entire kitchen into a ~stone~ cold style icon.

    white, green, blue, and pink stone pump bottles

    Promising review: "Absolutely LOVE this!! So unique and instantly upgrades my bathroom counter! Chose sodalite for its properties and it looks beautiful as well. It holds a very small amount of soap. Such a unique product and I hope to buy more for my other bathrooms!!" —ksohpank

    Get it from RockParadise on Etsy for $78 (available in four stones).

    36. A set of four terrazzo dishes in a variety of beautiful colors you'd be jealous of if you saw them at a stylish cafe.

    The dishes in four different colors on a table

    37. A stunning African print table runner that'll make even the most boring tables look like a work of art.

    38. A surface cover to fool everyone into thinking your counters and tables are made from gorgeous, expensive marble.

    39. A surprisingly easy-to-use conversion kit to transform recess lighting into charming pendant lighting that'll add a little je ne sais quoi to your space.

    A display showing recess lighting that has been converted to pendant style lighting with red light shades

    40. Some cafe-worthy, handmade espresso cups you'll love serving along with dessert to add a pop of color to the spread.

    The cups in a variety of colors

    41. And finally, some battery-powered LED letter lights you can mount or lean against the wall to let guests know that the bar *is* open.

    The letters spelling out the word "BAR"

    Your kitchen after getting a major style upgrade:

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