How to add character to your kitchen design
Functionality is key when it comes to kitchen design, but what makes a house a home, is the personality that runs through it. As the heart of the home, the kitchen should reflect the people that are using it, and with a little imagination and creative flair, you can transform your kitchen into a room bursting with colour and character.
- Open up with open shelving
Open shelving is a fantastic way to display your favourite belongings and showcase your personality. Whether it’s showing off your impressive cookbook collection or exhibiting a piece of statement art, it’s a quick and easy way to add charm to your kitchen.
- Make a statement with lighting
It’s common for kitchens to have integrated spotlights in the ceiling and task lighting underneath the cabinets, but who says that lighting has to be boring? Add a real wow-factor with oversized hanging pendants which not only make a design statement but are also useful for defining areas of the kitchen when hung above a dining area or breakfast bar.
- Brighten with a splashback
Make best use of your splashback to create visual intrigue. Sleek contemporary kitchens look great with bright burst of colour or an on-trend marble, whilst you can add charm to classic kitchens with an antique glass mirror that’s unlike any other or bring in some pattern with eccentric wall tiling.
- Delve into distinctive floor tiles
Inject some personality into your kitchen with a daring floor design. From a bold herringbone wood to unique decorative floor tiles, both will make for a strong focal point which will help to guide the eye around the space.
- Introduce intriguing texture
Texture adds warmth to a space to enhance your kitchen with a rustic twist to your kitchen by integrating elements like wood, stone, metal or brick. This can be a quick and affordable option, such as having a wooden chopping board on display or opting for simple brick-effect wallpaper for visual depth.
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