Kitchen decor for staging Accessorize with items that make sense in a kitchen Once you’ve decluttered your countertops, it’s time to add some pizzaz. You don’t want to leave the counters completely empty. How boring! Decorative canisters, herbs, bowl of fruit, pretty cookbooks, new tea towels, etc., (items you would typically find in a kitchen) make for nice decor. If you need all those papers and schedules handy, find a nice basket or box with a lid to hide them in.