Our kitchen design edits - give your kitchen the wow factor
If you´re tired of your kitchen´s current style but can´t justify the expense of a complete refit, all is not lost. With a little imagination and the cost of updating a few small appliances and accessories, you can completely update the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank.
To give you ...
If you're tired of your kitchen's current style but can't justify the expense of a complete refit, all is not lost. With a little imagination and the cost of updating a few small appliances and accessories, you can give your kitchen a totally new look without breaking the bank.
To give you some inspiration we've created 3 Pinterest boards featuring some of the key kitchen looks we love from modern rustic to retro - and we've added some eye-catching ideas from our range to show how easy they are to achieve.
1) The modern rustic edit
Very much in vogue, the rustic modern kitchen can look stunning in any home. This is an easy look to achieve to almost any kitchen. If you have oak or pine units, add some sleek, brushed chrome or black utensils like the ones featured on the board to transform your kitchen to look less farmhouse and more urban contemporary. Painted units on the other hand can be given a rustic twist by adding reclaimed wood shelving and if you're daring, exposing a brick wall.
Tip: Add a stainless steel splashback to bring an industrial edge or some stylish black leather stools to your breakfast bar.
2) The retro edit
This board has been created to show how you can really lift a dull stretch of plain units with just a few touches of 50s kitsch. Pretty pastels or red and navy are the key colours for this look, as are vintage fabrics, and retro style small appliances - we've scoured our range for some of our favourites. Unlike contemporay style kitchens, retro is definitely not minimalist - so use open style shelving to show off your china and knick-knacks, and break up your units with a gingham fabric curtain.
Tip: Replace cupboard handles to glass or tarnished silver knobs for instant retro-style makeover.
3) The colour edit
Adding an accent colour to your kitchen is a really easy way of changing the way it looks. A plain grey or white kitchen will gain an instant style just by adding a few red or orange accessories for example. Small kitchen appliances such as kettles and toasters now come in a variety of tempting colours, we've included a few from our range on our board.
Tip: When choosing a colour scheme, take a look at a colour wheel to see which colours work best together.