Freshen up your kitchen
1.Hang a pair of mirrors in your kitchen to add a touch of glamour and reflect light into dark spots. Tall mirrors like these, chosen by interior designer Samantha Collett Southey of The Chalk Studio for this Bryanston home, will visually increase the height of a room.
2. Many kitchens today include a dining section. Make yours more interesting by combining old and new as Tiggs Crozet of Indigo Interior Design did here by introducing a traditional table to a contemporary kitchen and highlighting the contrast with ultra-modern lighting.
3. Paint the walls of an all-white kitchen a deep charcoal or chocolate to give the cabinets and mouldings a crisp, graphic look. If you’ve got the space, add a round pedestal table for prep work, dining and displaying accessories. Decor by Clinton Savage Interiors.
4. Create a focal point with a series of floating shelves displaying items you use on a regular basis. For an interesting display, combine items of different heights and intersperse small items with large platters.
5. To demarcate the kitchen area in an open-plan environment use different flooring. Here, Union 3 chose a wooden floor to give the kitchen area its own identity while the rest of the space is tiled.
6. Bring in light and views of the garden by using a mirror splashback. It also doubles the impact of kitchen accessories. Kitchen design by architect Joy Brasler and installation by Country Kitchens.