Kitchen styling tips and inspiration
Once you’ve got your dream kitchen installed, the next step will be to embellish the space with unique accessories. Here are some kitchen styling ideas to get you started!
So, you’re now the proud owner of a brand new kitchen. Congratulations! But the journey to your dream kitchen is not over yet. Now the fun can really begin with accessorising and finishing touches. In our opinion, styling your kitchen is the best part of the process because this is when your kitchen really comes into its own character.
This week, we’re looking at three different kitchen styles. First up is a rustic look with natural materials such as woods, rattan and glass. Then it’s a metropolitan mood with muted neutrals and a touch of vintage glamour. Lastly there’s a polished and contemporary vibe for those looking for more refinement.
Show off your essentials
You don’t need to wait for dinner parties to show off your tableware. Putting your everyday essentials on display adds a lived-in feel to your kitchen, and it’s a chance to give a personal touch to the space. Invest in some hand-made kitchenware for truly unique details – we love these sustainable mango wood chopping boards and recycled glassware by Nkuku.
Styling with bar stools
Maximise the use of your kitchen island by adding some bar stools to create a breakfast bar area. Make sure you check the height of your bar before ordering the bar stools for extra comfort. It’s also a great opportunity to add a touch of texture to your kitchen with warm wood or smooth leather seats. Play around with styles – choose backless for a laid-back vibe or high-backed for a more polished look.
Styling with lighting
Choosing the right lighting for your kitchen can make all the difference in setting the mood you want. Pendant lighting over an island creates a focal feature and balances out the space, while temperature lighting is perfect for creating an ambiance. You can go from a relaxed family get-together to a stylish party mood with a flick of a switch.
Styling with bold handles
The colour you choose for your kitchen cabinets is key, since they’re often the main feature of the room. But to really add some flair to your cabinetry, be bold and choose some statement handles. It’s all in the details here – brilliant brass looks striking against deep hues and dark colours, like the Buster + Punch style below. A classic matte black will look smart and contemporary paired with lighter shades, while a combination of gold handles, muted neutrals and white marble worktops make for an elegant look (Buster + Punch above).
Like what you see? At Kemphaus Kitchens we are a stockist for Nkuku accessories and Buster + Punch hardware, amongst other known brands. We can help you with the finishing touches to your kitchen, as well as the bigger picture. Send us your mood boards and plans to firstname.lastname@example.org to get started on your dream kitchen.
Words by Lily Plume, Content Strategist at Kemphaus Kitchens