Published on March 15, 2019

When considering your kitchen decor, chances are you think about the big picture: the tile that composes your backsplash, the cabinets that hide away your pots and pans, and the open shelving that you neatly arrange. There’s a good chance, even if you’re an avid at-home cook or a semi-occasional dinner party host, that you might not necessarily think about the smaller touches that can elevate your kitchen space. Consider the humble trivet: a functional tool that can actually make a serious design statement.

The functional purpose of a trivet is obvious; it provides a place where you can rest a hot pot or pan so you don’t accidentally scorch your countertop or table. But trivets are also much more. An elevated, stylish trivet can do for your kitchen what the right accessory can do for your outfit—it’s all about maximum impact in a super-small package. Shop the best trivets of the moment below.

The Scandi-Chic One

The ultra-simple geometric style of this Danish design is well suited for modern kitchens. Best of all: It’s dishwasher-safe, so you don’t have to stress if dinnertime ends up getting a little messier than planned.

The Dramatically Distinct One

This trivet’s dramatic half-moon design makes it particularly striking when set against an all-white countertop. Cooler yet: It’s actually made from raw stone gathered around sites of volcanic eruptions.

The Dainty, Minimalist One

For tiny kitchens, this minimal trivet is a lifesaver: It can be easily tucked away in the utensil drawer when not in use.

The Original, Organic One

Virginia Sin’s trademark terracotta stoneware is extra-appealing in the form of a delightfully twisted trivet. We won’t blame you if you decide to leave this tool out on display 24-7.

The Classically Inspired One

An uncomplicated iron trivet makes for a great, functional staple in any kitchen. The asymmetrical, half-circle design of this one gives it an elevated twist.

The Contemporary Farmhouse-Style One

Shaker furniture inspires the design of this sweetly simple option. Beechwood dowels make a quaint seat for your favorite casserole dish when it’s fresh out of the oven.

The Handsome, Handmade One

Woven by a single family of artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico, this desert palm piece is as sturdy as it is stunning. Consider this a perfectly thoughtful host gift.

The Eclectic, Contemporary One

This Tom Dixon design eschews tradition to present an unexpected option for your warm pots and pans. Better yet, when it’s not in use, it doubles as a table accent or paperweight.

The Simple, Celestial One

Made in Japan, these celestial trivets are made of solid brass. With function in mind, they stand on rubber feet to prevent countertops and tables from getting scratched.

The Cheerful, Graphic One

This heat-resistant silicone trivet adds a graphic element to any tabletop. The yellow hue lends a particularly sunny feeling to your space.

The Boho, Woven One

Handwoven in Morocco, this trivet make a perfectly bohemian kitchen addition. When company comes over, it can also double as a coaster.

The Modern Geometric One

The geometric pattern of Ferm Living’s square trivet makes a humble kitchen essential a bona fide accent piece. It’s easy to serve food in style.

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