Micro Makeover: 5 Stunningly Simple Ways to Update Your Kitchen Island

If the kitchen is the heart of a home, the kitchen island is the central nervous system that holds it all together. It's not only where we gather for breakfast or homework but also where we prep, cook, congregate, and even entertain. It's safe to say that without an island to hang around, the kitchen would be a much more deserted place, and kitchen parties might be much fewer and far between. Since we spend so much time hovering around this one central station, it only makes sense that we should point our attention to making it look appealing, comfortable, and elegant.

Kitchens today are much more decorated than they were when they only served as cooking stations. That being said, a kitchen makeover doesn't have to equate a complete gut job. It is possible to give your island a face-lift without tearing out surfaces—all you need is a little paint, a little art, and some seriously chic accessories. Whether your style is more curated, family-friendly, or urban bohemian, we've got the kitchen island makeover for you.