9 fancy chopping boards that are almost too nice to use

These are the snazzy chopping boards that are so special, you’ll want to have them on show in your kitchen at all times. 

Buying practical homeware needn’t be boring. In fact, it’s the opposite thanks to the world of Pinterest and Instagram making us want to use everyday household products to create picture-perfect settings

Have you ever bought a pretty, engraved wooden spoon just to display it in a fancy pot and make it redundant from it’s usual and make it redundant from it’s usual purpose? Or have you purchased a stylish ceramic plate, only to carefully place it on your kitchen shelf never to actually use it? Well, chopping boards are also on the list of homeware that now works as a damn good-looking ornament as well as a practical utensil.

Using snazzy chopping boards to style your kitchen is now a ‘thing’, and so many people seem to be jumping on the ‘boards too pretty to use’ homeware hype. 

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Unconvinced? You’ll understand when you see the beautifully designed pieces on offer. Save these for best (or for a special cheese and charcuterie night), prop on a shelf or cabinet to give your kitchen a casual and rustic decor, or use as a carefully placed centrepiece on a table our countertop.

The possibilities -beyond chopping food – are endless. Here you’ll find our edit chopping boards you’ll want to uses as showpieces.

Best fancy chopping boards

  • Anthropologie chopping board

    Best chopping boards: Anthropologie

    Add a fruity feel to your kitchen with this apple-shaped cheese/chopping board. The marble  and golden finish makes it far too pretty to chop fruit and veg on.

    Shop apple of my eye cheese board at Anthropologie, £36


  • Murrla chopping board

    Best chopping boards: Muurla

    Terrazzo is a homeware trend that never fails to impress. Get in on the action with this stylish chopping boards in blue or yellow.

    Shop Murrla board at Trouva, £24.95 each


  • Legnoart board

    Best chopping boards:

    In true The Queen’s Gambit style opt for this checkerboard print style. A mini trend of its own, this is no ordinary wooden chopping board. 

    Shop Legnoart Vega cutting board at Amara, £120


  • The Humble Cut board

    Best chopping boards: The Humble Cut

    Love a splash of colour in your kitchen? Prop this printed beauty on your worktop and it’ll add a point of interest without being over the top. 

    Shop The Humble Cut at Wolf & Badger, £30


  • Oyoy board

    Best chopping boards: Oyoy

    Feeding into the tiled homeware trend, this chopping board collection at Oyoy is ticking so many boxes. We would use these as a serving board or keep just as a display piece layered against each other. 

    Shop Suki cutting board at Oyoy, from £23


  • Boska chopping board

    Best chopping boards: Boska

    Add a piece of artwork to your kitchen with this unique, Van Gogh board with the infamous sunflowers. Guaranteed to brighten up even the plainest of tiles, prop this up for all to see. 

    Shop Boska Van Gogh Sunflowers oak and ceramic board at Selfridges, £30


  • Oka board

    Best chopping boards: Oka

    Add the final piece to you kitchen jigsaw puzzle with this pair of chopping boards. Adding some fun into your space, they’ll make the perfect extra-long cheese board, too.  

    Shop pair of jigsaw puzzle boards at Oka, £110


  • Tom Dixon board

    Best chopping boards: Tom Dixo

    Perfect for a minimalist or a maximalist home, this stone chopping board with gold detail is a winner. Use it as a serving board to present your favourite packaged snacks to avoid it getting messy. 

    Shop Tom Dixon stone cutting board at Nordic Nest, £90


  • La Redoute chopping board

    Best chopping boards: La Redoute

    Everyone seems to be loving a statement ceramic at the moment. Try the trend out with this grid print board you’ll want to have on show in your home.

    Shop Harry chopping board at La Redoute, £18


Opening image: La Redoute

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