Here’s a Simple Way to Decorate Your Kitchen and Free Up Some Counter Space

published Mar 25, 2022
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If you like to entertain, you probably have an assortment of kitchenware in your home. For anyone who isn’t blessed with loads of cabinets, your kitchen counters can quickly fill with things like glass cups and serving trays, leaving you with little to no counter space. If you’ve found yourself with a collection of wood serving and cutting boards, though, there’s a way for them to double as decor.

Meg Quinn is a content creator and author of “The Cheese Board Deck,” which is basically the ultimate guide to creating the perfect charcuterie boards. For 10 years, Quinn rented this 900-square-foot apartment in Los Angeles before moving into a new home with her partner. “I will forever remember this apartment as the place I launched a career and created something beyond my wildest dreams,” she says in her house tour.

For the most part, Quinn’s design style in this apartment was bright and airy with a mix of modern and mid-century. “I love a neutral base with added pops of color and whimsy via unique styling pieces,” she says. Quinn’s favorite item in the home is the IKEA buffet in the corner of her dining space that stored all her styling pieces for her food photography and content creation.

Right above the buffet, Quinn hung some of the most piece unique pieces of decor in this space: an array of wood serving boards. “For ‘The Cheese Board Deck,’ my photographer, food stylist, and myself shot all 50 boards in this apartment during the pandemic in 2020,” she says. So it’s no surprise that she has so many.

Instead of stashing her boards in a corner or letting them take up space on the kitchen counters, Quinn decided to hang them on the walls to double as decor. This isn’t the only place she hung her wood cutting boards, either. You can see them on display all over her kitchen.

If you’re into neutral, organic interior design, this is a clever way to introduce color and texture into your kitchen. This could be very renter-friendly, too, if you decide to use Command hooks instead of nails. After all, you likely buy certain serving boards because of their beautiful sizes and shapes, so why not put them on display?