How to Style a Kitchen Island With Vintage & Thrifted Items

by Redeux_style

Do you want to know how to style a kitchen island? Styling a kitchen island can be so much fun since there’s a lot of space to display what you love. I just styled my kitchen island with some unusual vintage pieces. Let me show you how I styled a kitchen island and this time, it’s pretty simple.

Styling a bust on a kitchen island

Focal point: the bust

I love going to museums, especially in Europe. So I wanted to give my kitchen island this little fun curated collection of things with that museum vibe. So why not start with a bust? Here’s Diana and she fits perfectly.

Vintage scale with candles

A scale with candles

Then I have this vintage scale that I've put candles on, which I absolutely love.

Painted vase

A painted vase

Next up is this thrifted vase that I painted with several layers of paint so it looks very vintage.

Thrifted platter and glass bowl of lemons

Thrifted platter

Here’s a thrifted platter that I distressed and a vintage glass bowl filled with lemons.

Blue and white plates


I always love blue and white. I like to leave these plates out so my kids will use them instead of plastic or paper.

Styling a kitchen island
Styling a kitchen island with vintage accessories

More vintage accessories

Here are my vintage salt and pepper shakers and vintage butter tray. This fun curated little collection of things in this vignette are items that I love and are very useful.

Styling a kitchen island
Checkerboard placemats


I have these fun checkerboard placemats that I use for my kids. Sometimes adding different patterns, textures, and colors that you might not normally think go together makes your island look more interesting. See how these placemats look great with my bar chairs.

How to style a kitchen island

How to style a kitchen island

Styling a kitchen island should be fun. Make it something different, not the norm, like my little curated collection. Find some pieces that you love because that's what's important. Let me know how you style your kitchen island by commenting below.

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  • Maria Maria on Mar 20, 2024
    Love Diana, I had purchased one many many years ago. After seating on the server for a long time I put it in storage until a few months ago. Now it is the center piece that towers over the pictures my 7 grand children. Together my antique frames and Diana look Beautiful.