Looking for ideas on how to give your kitchen a quick and easy refresh? I’m sharing over 45 of my favorite kitchen decor items- something at every price point. You decide what you want to save or splurge on!
kitchen decor: save versus splurge
In my own kitchen, and actually my entire house, I have a pretty balanced mix of what I would consider splurge items versus save items.
And, I have to say, I love them equally! There is something so great about eyeing something for years and finally deciding to splurge, but I also love the thought of trying to find something similar to the splurge for a fraction of the price.
So, that’s what I’m doing today! I’m sharing 16 different splurge-worthy kitchen decor pieces, and their more affordable counterparts! You get to decide where to splurge, and where to save!
decorative storage for the kitchen: save v. splurge
To start, let’s talk decorative storage, which is my favorite kind of decor! I actually have both glass canisters I’m sharing today. I have these McGee & Co. Canisters in my laundry room, and the more affordable Target Glass Canisters in my kitchen. I really do love them both.
I have a crock filled with wooden spoons on my countertop. I personally saved on the crock- mine is very similar to this Target option. This Farmhouse Crock is handmade and amazing and definitely splurge-worthy. I did end up splurging on my set of wooden spoons, which was completley worth it to me. Mine are very similar to this Lulu & Georgia Wooden Spoon Set. If you want a similar look for a fraction of the price, this Amazon Set would work.
I had my eye on this Olive Oil Bottle for probably a year before I finally purchased it. Zero regrets. It is amazing, and I love how it looks out on my countertop. This Etsy Olive Oil Bottle is an excellent choice and a bit more reasonably priced.
cooking & serving decor: save v. splurge
I keep a cast iron Dutch oven out on my stovetop year-round. It looks pretty, and it saves on storage, as it doesn’t have to ever be put away. My Hearth & Hand Dutch Oven is affordable, and I love the look of it. Also loving this affordable Dutch Oven. If you will use it daily, maybe a splurge is in order? This Le Creuset is the epitome of splurge-worthy!
I love having extra trays and baskets around to use in my kitchen. Currently, I have this Affordable Woven Serving Tray filled with all of my cloth napkins and napkin rings. I also have this McGee & Co. Woven Tray Set on my wish list! It is all about balancing the splurge/save, am I right?!?
A pitcher that can serve drinks to guest, and also serve as a vase when not being used, is the perfect piece of decor, if you ask me! I’m in love with this Anthropologie Amber Lewis Pitcher! This Target Pitcher looks really similar and is $15!
wood accent pieces for the kitchen: save v. splurge
I love having a few wood accent pieces in my kitchen to warm up the space. I have had these West Elm Bar Stools with a wood seat since we moved in 5 years ago, and cannot recommend them more. These Target Stools look a lot like mine for a fraction of the price.
Another wood accent I love to use as decor are wood cutting boards. Mine sit out leaning on our backsplash above our range year-round. I have this set of European Cutting Boards . They are definitely a splurge, and worth every penny if you ask me. They look amazing as decor, and I use them all of the time for serving and entertaining! I’ve had them for years, and they still look amazing. Not worth the splurge to you? This Set of 2 Cutting Boards is $20!
How pretty is this Wood Cake Stand?!? Not in the budget, this Cake Stand gives you a similar look for a much more reasonable price. I love to use these as a pedestal, and style salt & pepper shakers, a candle & maybe a small bunch of flowers on them.
a few more kitchen decor favorites: save v. splurge
Another item I love to have in my kitchen, as well as sprinkled throughout the rest of my home, is a candle! I have this McGee & Co. Candle, and it is just so pretty and simple. Another great option is this Magnolia For Target Candle.
A rug in the kitchen is such a great way to warm up the space! I have a older wool rug from Pottery Barn in my kitchen that’s very similar to their current Nicolette Rug. Get the same look at more of a budget price with this Loloi Rug. The runner is $48!!
Lastly, a pretty dish towel and set of soaps is such a simple way to add a pretty decor moment to your kitchen. I LOVE this Salt & Sea Soap Duo with this pretty Striped Tea Towel. A more budget kitchen decor option is this Soap Set from Etsy with this Striped Towel From Target.