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5 ways to add an extra flourish of luxury to your kitchen

From the straight-forward to the long-term, we've rounded up the details that make a difference
   Katie Byrne  |  written on: 11-06-2018 09:00am

1. Let's start simple: fill your kitchen with flowers!
Vases brimming over with your favourite blooms will add a decadent dose of beauty to any room in the home, and your kitchen is no exception.


From single stems perched in glass bottles on the windowsill to full-on arrangements adorning table tops or islands, they're an easy way to add a pop of colour and a heavenly scent to your cook space.


Avoid drooping petals falling onto your worktops by picking beautiful faux fleurs instead - they'll look just as gorgeous, and some are even scented, too.

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2. Consider a metallic or mirrored section on your wall
Opting for a reflective surface on part of your kitchen wall - for example, on the splashback area or on an island alcove - will add a truly luxurious element to the space.

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As well as looking fabulous, a mirrored wall will also create the illusion of more space, too; a handy trick to bear in mind if you want your kitchen to feel a little roomier.


Whilst only a fraction as reflective as its mirrored counterpart, a precious metal accent panel will add a shimmering twist of glamour. Glorious!

3. Pick a statement light fitting
Don't think 'statement' has to mean over-the-top. A light fitting can be wow-worthy whether it's a barely-there design or a full-on abstract chandelier.

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Pick a design you truly love and won't be bored with after a few months; rather, gravitate towards something timeless that you'll love for a lifetime. (Or at the very least, a year or two.)

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4. Go luxe with your accessories
Gold cutlery? Go for it! Achingly cool matte black table mats for your dining table? Yes, please! Marble-effect utensils? Yes, yes, yes!

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Any detail - no matter how big or small - can be made luxurious, simply by picking the just-right colour, texture or pattern for your space. Pick details you adore for your kitchen, rather than choosing items purely for function; if you love it, it's luxurious. 

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5. Add some sink-into-me seating
If your space allows, add a luxe, super-comfortable chair - be it a velvet armchair, an elegant chaise longue or even just a comfortable stool.

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NEXT! Want more luxe-inspired ideas for your cook space? Click any image below to begin browsing our moodboard...

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   Katie Byrne
Katie Byrne is a writer, editor and filter fan (coffee, not Instagram), and lives in a Georgian-built flat that features various statement cobwebs.

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