Looking for ideas on how to decorate a kitchen island? Here are simple, affordable ideas to decorate your kitchen for spring.

how to decorate a kitchen island

Do you know what my favorite thing about shopping is?

When you go into a store for butter…

….and come out with a cart full of stuff you never even knew you needed.

Have you seen the dollar spot at Target?

Stop reading right now and run there.

The dollar spot is full of the cutest stuff right now. There are bunnies and tea towels and bunny cutting boards and mini topiaries and chalkboards and monogrammed ceramic trays.

And I got so distracted, I forgot the butter.

But I came home with these carrots instead and spent the afternoon decorating my kitchen island.

And it turned out like this.

how to decorate a kitchen island carrots in truck

And this.

how to decorate a kitchen island spring

And this.

how to decorate a kitchen island bunnies

And this.

how to decorate a kitchen island window

See what I mean?

See why I told you to run?

I know it’s freezing right now.

I know it’s cold and overcast and foggy and wintery.

But sunshine is JUST around the corner.

Spring is ALMOST here.

how to decorate a kitchen island carrot and bunny

How to Decorate a Kitchen Island For Spring

Okay, so let’s start with what I found.

I couldn’t find everything online, but I was able to link a few things in case your local store is sold out. Sometimes different stores have different selections. If you follow me on my Instagram stories, I gave an entire tour of our local dollar spot with everything that I got.

how to decorate a kitchen island spring decor

I put the vintage truck on a cutting board and filled it with carrots.

Then I added the bunnies around the truck.

I found this vintage truck at a shop in downtown McKinney, but I found the cutest white truck that would be perfect for a centerpiece.

You can see it here.

Next, I added a stack of books and scattered a few more rabbits around.

I added a little mini topiary in front of the truck.

This was $3 and I couldn’t find it online. In case your store is out of them, I also found this set of topiaries for only $8.50 and this set of rosemary topiaries for only $8.00.

There’s also a little teacup of fresh rosemary surrounded by bunnies.

//kitchen runner linked here//

Lastly, I filled a glass vase with faux ficus branches.

I got the branches here and they are SO realistic in real life. They are actually longer than this and they needed to be trimmed down to fit in a glass vase like this.

You can see them here.

The glass vase is old, but I found a super similar one here.

//kitchen runner linked here//

Westleigh just came home for spring break and the first thing she did was tell me how much she loved the kitchen island when she walked in the door. It just makes me so happy.

Almost as happy as know that the dark clouds are going away because spring is just around the corner.

Isn’t it amazing what you can find when you aren’t even looking?

All this was just around the corner.

I need to go back to the store for butter.

Who knows what else I’ll find?

I’ll keep you posted. 🙂

PS For everyone asking my kitchen runner is linked here.

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  1. Image for Robin Robin

    No hype here….but, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cuter, more heartwarming spring vignette! Love it and will try and be a copycat! ♥️

  2. Image for Jodena Beale Jodena Beale

    I love Target dollar spot. I stop by often. And if my daughters go with me, watch out if youre in that store. They buy up so many dollar spot items. Dollar spot itms to them is like cheese to me. Its such an addiction. Cute Island. You always decorate so nicely.

  3. Image for Dale Dale

    Love the bunnies but really love your rug in front of your island. Please tell me where I can get it. But I am in Canada so might not happen. Thanks

  4. Image for mary mary

    I sooooo enjoy all your creative ideas and your story telling. You are gifted with so many talents! As a small home decor boutique owner, might I also say that we stock many of the same kind of sweet spring florals and they are often a better quality at only a slight price difference than what is offered at the big box stores. I believe strongly in supporting our small family owned businesses and I hope and pray we can survive in these extremely difficult retail times. I look forward to your blog each morning with my coffee....keep on creating!

    1. Image for KariAnne Wood KariAnne Wood

      Mary, I totally get it! I shop small all the time, too (the truck came from a local store here)! Thank you for the reminder! KariAnne

  5. Image for Dahlia Dahlia

    I love your energy and enthusiasm when you share your ideas and creations with us! Thank you ❤️ I loved this share of the Spring countertop with the Target carrots. Blessings 🙏

  6. Image for Va in NC Va in NC

    Just adorable....thank you for providing the links...such a big help and time saver for me. And thank you for your inspiration. We have so much to be thankful for in this country. Different note---have you ever painted exterior brick. I enclosed a screened in porch that one wall was brick (enclosure is drywall and mostly windows and gets lots of natural light ) I thought the brick would add to room which is my sun room and used for reading and extra seating for family dining (no dining room here just a small breakfast area). Now finding myself wondering if made right decision as that end of room seems dark,maybe little odd. Has french doors which open into small living area (took those down to open up space. Walls, trim Painted with SW Navajo white, ceiling is bead board stained with just a touch of blue that hardly shows floor is 12x24 tile in light beige tones. Any help/ comments appreciated. Hugs

  7. Image for Lynn Lynn

    So cute and I have a truck just like that and didn’t know what to do with it! Also love the basket. Any links to that?

  8. Image for KariAnne KariAnne

    Lynn, I so wish I could help! I got it years ago at Hobby Lobby and I’ve never found another one since! happy day, karianne

  9. Image for Kris Kris

    I thought you were going to show us how to MAKE the carrots. So stinkin' cute! I didn't see them when I was in Target last week ..... looks like another trip is in order.

  10. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    I love that section of Target. Will have to find the time to make it over there! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Image for Marlene Marlene

    Your kitchen vignette is so adorable, that old truck and those cute little bunnies with those expressions on their face. I loved looking at each of the bunnies and made me smile as they played, or at least it looked like they were running around having fun.


    KariAnne, your antique truck is so darn cute with those carrots. The little bunnies are absolutely adorable the way you have placed them! Such a lovely Spring display on your island. It just makes you smile every time you see it! I sure wish we had a Target in Canada. I would be a frequent visitor to the dollar section. Thanks, too, for the link to the white truck on Amazon. It is so cute and I just had to have it! How great to be able to fill the truck's box with seasonal decor! Thanks for always helping us with our decorating! We appreciate you so much!

  13. Image for Lynn Mosher Lynn Mosher

    Oh, so cute! Your brain is amazing! I'd love to look inside and see all those electrical signals going wild! LOL 😍

  14. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    OMGosh. LOL. Seriously, you won't even believe this but something similar happened to me the other day. I went to my Target close to me to buy a larger planter for a plant I rec'd as a gift recently. I walked into Target, and a few hours later I was $300 poorer......got home and freaking forget to even LOOK at the planters. I spent half of the time buying clothes for my wee grand daughter, and the other $100 on cute home things. SUCH cute home things. Oh my goodness Target is so awesome. I ♥ your wee cloth carrot sticks so much - and your island vignette is spot on. Your twin is so right. Hope the kids enjoy their spring break. My sis and BIL are heading to Tampa with their freshman in college for her spring break, their senior is college is on a geology study out of state, and her junior in college is studying abroad in Florence, Italy and has been travelling all over Europe. Life. She is good.

  15. Image for Cindy Cindy

    Karianne, you are getting so much good out of that little toy truck!! It's taking on a life of its own and I love it! Sharing this post in my All Things Vintage round-up this weekend! 🥰

  16. Image for Virginia Virginia

    I love it!💕 can you tell me where you got the sign by your kitchen sink that says "Dirty"? I enjoy & look forward to your posts, thank you 😊

    1. Image for KariAnne KariAnne

      Virginia, Of course! I got it at Target! Here’s the link (affiliate): https://rstyle.me/cz-n/gcmq4vb5nef happy day, karianne

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