I was chatting with Laurie Anne a couple weeks ago about the art of adding warmth to a space. We were talking about her newly renovated kitchen. Kitchens can look notoriously cold simply because of the materials they contain- stone countertops, tile, lots of sharp edges and ninety degree corners. Luckily, styling and selecting strategic accessories goes a long way in adding plenty of softness and warmth to a kitchen. If you’re craving that layered, cozy, and inviting look for the cooler months ahead, grab some wood cutting or serving boards. They’re also my first step in adding warmth to a kitchen. They’re also timely for the season of gathering and hosting ahead! Click through for a quick post containing a roundup of 20 or so of my favorites… they’re classic, have unique shapes, and will most definitely make your kitchen feel more curated & inviting. I’m also including some quick styling tips for you…
Before I share my finds, here a few clever ways to use cutting & serving boards (outside of their obvious or intended use)…. some kitchen styling tricks, if you will:
- Style them in front of an outlet to disguise an eyesore.
- Style them vertically against a backsplash to create a solid backdrop for smaller objects in the foreground.
- Style them horizontally as pedestal, to elevate or corral objects (oils, spices, bowls, etc).
- Don’t be afraid to hang them and display them against cabinetry or tile (we hang our pizza peel).
- Use them to brighten and add warmth to dark corners.
Click directly on the wood boards below to be redirected to the source, or use the numbered links below the collage to shop- not all are clickable.
01: curved cutting boards // 02: leather handle bread board // 03: emerald cut walnut board // 04: acacia board // 05: mango wood serving board // 06: raw wood board // 07: large chopping board // 08: round wood serving board // 09: ebonized serving board // 10: charcuterie boards // 11: heritage serving board // 12: walnut serving board // 13: heirloom board // 14: vintage french bread boards // 15: large serving board // 16: notched chopping board // 17: duo handle bread board // 18: olive wood cheese board // 19: eden serveboard // 20: round cheese board
I’d love to hear your favorites! I searched high and low for the ones I wanted to carry in our shop, so those are the ones you’re already use to seeing in my own kitchen… and naturally, those are my top picks. I included plenty for all styles and budgets though!
Another design tip… think of styling these wooden boards as you would a book. They don’t always have to be displayed in an upright manner. I keep them on our kitchen cart for propping bowls and things. They just add a nice layer and are easy to grab & use on a whim.
If you’re looking for some great budget-friendly options, I’ve got quite a few on my Amazon board… find them here!
Do you also use a lot of cutting and serving boards in your kitchen? I’m curious! I have them sprinkled throughout. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. We had a good one and were able to sneak away to enjoy some changing leaves on a little hike. Happy October, friends! I’m embracing all the cozy things at home.