A wise man named William Morris once said, “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” This is definitely a good rule to live by when decorating your home, especially your kitchen. Counter space in the kitchen is so precious that you don’t want to clutter it up with unnecessary and/or unsightly items. Here are 7 beautiful and useful kitchen accessories that will help your most hardworking room look better and function better.

Fred & Friends SALT+MAGIC Wand Salt and Pepper Shakers

Shake salt and pepper onto your dishes with the Fred and Friends SALT AND MAGIC Salt and Pepper Shakers. This set includes a salt and pepper shaker. Each shaker is made of ABS plastic. These wand-shaped shakers are a fun way to pass salt and pepper around the table. Each shaker dispenses salt or pepper with a wave of the wand. The shakers are packaged in a clear plastic display box.

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Table Set – Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper

Dinner table stack, olive oil, salt and pepper. Includes one glass dispenser and two ceramic shakers. Design by Shahar Nissim for Peleg Design.

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Rainmaker Plant Watering Cloud

Your houseplants will be thrilled to be watered by their own private little cloud. Rainmaker easily connects to most available soft drink bottles, and works best with 1/1.5/2 liter cola bottles. Size: 11.5 x 9 x 3.5 cm Material: Plastic Color: Blue


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MR. SPONGE Sponge Holder

After a long day of cleaning and scrubbing, your hard-working sponge gets his moment to chill and dry out as Mr. Sponge’s bow tie. Attach him to your kitchen tiles or even inside your sink to get the perfect drainage


Peleg Design Jumbo Cutlery Drainer, Grey

The cutest way to dry your cutlery! Sometimes, a runny nose can be a big plus. Jumbo the elephant will be more than happy to drain all excess water from your wet cutlery / toothbrush straight into the sink. Place Jumbo so his trunk hangs over the edge and the water drips into the sink. It collects the runoff water and directs it back into the sink, freeing up your counter space and keeping it dry.

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Imperial Collection Stainless Steel Kitchen Knife 9 Piece Set, and Acrylic Stand, Silver Signature

“Considering the cost of kitchen accessories these days, I’m amazed that this seller is able to offer five high quality, well-designed knives and include a knife sharpener and kitchen shears and a fruit peeler, and an attractive functional holder for this modest price!” – an Amazon Customer said

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Kitchen Knife and Utensil Set with Rotating Stand

The Jaguar Kitchen Products Excellence Series 11 piece kitchen knife and utensil set starts with an ergonomic brightly colored handle, which is sure to color up your kitchen. Sturdy and well made, the high-carbon steel knife blades and durable nylon utensils are made to last. The nylon heads are heat resistant up to 392 °F / 200 °C and are 100% FDA grade, BPA free and dishwasher safe.

Try a brightly colored pot, like this beautiful Le Creuset dutch oven, that you can actually cook in everyday. A more economical option is this set of colorful pots that look like so much fun to cook with.

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What do you think of these kitchen accessories ideas? Would they look good and be functional in your own kitchen? Do you have any other suggestions for beautiful and useful kitchen accessories ideas? Share away!

For more kitchen tips check out this: The Hottest Kitchen Trends for 2015.