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Get inspired by these 7 kitchen decor styles

WordsMegan Lambert

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Image courtesy of @flocoeinteriors

The proverbial ‘heart of the home’, nowadays kitchens are used for more than just rustling up a plate of something tasty. They’re for entertaining, for play, and more recently, Zoom calls. In short, it’s a room you spend a lot of time in. That’s why finding the right kitchen decor for your home is so important. Whether you’re wallpaperingpainting or attempting to nail a kitchen makeover on a budget, we hope you’ll be inspired by these 7 kitchen decor styles and find the one for you.

Kitchen decor style: Scandi

A Scandi style kitchen is all about functional, often open-plan living. It’s cosy yet practical, calming yet welcoming. It emphasises the importance of texture rather than colour, so opt for whites and neutrals in favour of bolder paint colours. Use untreated woods and rustic metal finishes to contrast the light and airy colour scheme. Kitchen open shelving is a typically Scandi way of displaying your indoor plants, ceramics, and kitchenware. Just try and avoid it becoming too cluttered! Try these 5 ways to recreate a Scandi kitchen for the complete look.

A CRISP SCANDI KITCHEN BY @LITTLERENOVATIONSTORIES
A PINK 01 SCANDI KITCHEN BY MCCLARK BESPOKE KITCHENS

Kitchen decor trend: minimalist

For those of you that want to keep your kitchen clutter-free, a minimalist kitchen might be the decor trend to go for. Modern in style, a minimalist kitchen uses a neutral palette or monochromatic colour scheme as well as high-tech appliances for an ultra-sleek look.

Good storage is essential to hide away your utensils, so if you decide to go for open shelving, use it to display kitchenware that adds to the aesthetic. Think ceramics or glasses, rather than cereal boxes or sundries. Be discerning about your design choices, with a few thoughtful ornaments like an oversized fruit bowl or large indoor plant. Try these 6 tips to create a minimalist kitchen to get the complete look.

A WHITE MINIMALIST KITCHEN VIA UNSPLASH
A GREEN 04 MINIMALIST KITCHEN BY @ROO_ROOBELL

Kitchen decor style: industrial

More than any other room in the home, kitchens lend themselves to industrial styling. You can go full utilitarian with an oversized stainless steel hob or stainless steel countertops. Pair them with exposed brick or a dark and moody colour palette—something from the darker end of Kelly Hoppen's neutral paint collection, like Grey 10 or Taupe 01 for a warmer feel. Unsure how to incorporate this look? Take a read of our guide on how to style these timeless neutral paint colours in your home.

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