Kitchen & Bathroom

10 Kitchen Décor Ideas

Looking for some inspiration on how to decorate your kitchen to give it an upgrade? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Our kitchen décor guide contains 10 great design ideas to help you create a dreamy kitchen. From kitchen paint to kitchen wallpaper ideas, we’ve put together our top 10 kitchen décor ideas to transform the heart of your home. 


1. Pendant lights 

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Pendant lights are perfect for adding a warming ambience to your kitchen. They look great when positioned directly above your island or kitchen table. Sets of three lights look the best and will ensure that your island/table is well illuminated.  

With various pendant lights available, we’ve got something for everyone – whether you prefer a simple retro style or a classic glass design 

Top tip: If you want the look of 3 hanging lights without the hassle, try a pre-fitted 3 light fixture to add a modern aesthetic to your kitchen.  

2. Hot water taps

No longer just a luxury item, hot water taps are rapidly becoming an on-trend appliance to have in any home kitchen. Without needing to wait for the kettle to boil, you can have boiling water at your fingertips instantly with our 3-in-1 instant tap. 

Top tip: If you want the best of both worlds, opt for a drinking system that offers hot, cold and filtered water for great tasting water that is free of impurities.  

3. Open shelving  

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Open shelving is more than just a way to keep your kitchen organised. It will also provide a great place to display plates, recipe books, mugs and more.  

Floating shelves are a stylish way to incorporate this trend into your kitchen. You can use as many shelves as you need to create the aesthetic you like.  Add a round open unit to your kitchen wall to display any small kitchen accessories. Use glass storage jars to add a touch of rustic charm to your kitchen decor. 

If you need more support with kitchen planning, check out this handy guide. You can also book a virtual or in-person consultation with us or bring your vision to life with our kitchen visualiser.  

Check out our guide on how to put up a shelf here 

4. Gold accents

After being pushed out in favour of chrome for many years, we are seeing gold and brass making a big comeback in the kitchen. If you’re searching for some gold kitchen décor ideas, here are some subtle ways to incorporate this metallic into your space. 

Switch out your lighting fixtures and sockets for gold ones . Opt for gold appliances such as a spice rack, grater, cookbook stand and wine rack. Finish with a statement gold wall clock. Upgrade your kitchen hardware with new cabinet handles for a simple and subtle new look.  

Top tip: If you have extra space in your kitchen, consider a gold bar cart and bar set, so you can host drinks at home.  

5. Maison Deco paint 

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Want to give your kitchen a makeover without breaking the bank? Give your kitchen the ultimate refresh – without the hassle – with Maison Déco Kitchen Paint. This paint is suitable for laminate, melamine, wood, tiles, glass, stainless steel, and aluminium. Specifically designed for high-use surfaces such as cupboards, worktops and splashbacks, it has been developed to withstand all life can throw at it – including water, stains and grease.    

Green is still a popular kitchen trend in 2022. With Maison Déco Kitchen Paint, you can instantly transform your kitchen cabinets and worktops into a stunning sage or fashionable forest green shade.  

Read more about our kitchen paint ideas, all possible with Maison Déco paint here. 

6. Whimsical wallpaper 

Wallpaper may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to kitchen décor ideas. Nevertheless, wallpaper is a great way to decorate a kitchen and quickly transform a bland space. 

Create a playful and retro feel in your kitchen with floral wallpaper. You can also use vintage wallpaper to transform your kitchen pantry or home bar.  

Top tip: If you want to get the look of a brick wall or wall panelling without the effort, try wallpaper instead.  

7. Traditional tiles

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Tiles are a classic kitchen décor trend. They are easy to maintain and clean and add a great element of depth and texture to a kitchen.  

With tiling, you can get creative – you can tile an entire wall or make a statement splashback. We have a range of beautiful tiles, including bold and rich navy, classic white and on-trend green 

For a complete kitchen transformation, switch out your floor tiles. Or, if you want to make your life easier, our vinyl floor tiles can give the appearance of tiles or wood – but without the hassle.  

Check out our guides on how to lay tiles in both a herringbone and vertical stacked patterns, and discover our tiles ideas guide featuring all of our new ranges. 

8. Stylish storage bench 

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Practical yet stylish, a storage bench is a great solution to provide enough seating for all the family and to keep your space organised.  

Add a touch of farmhouse style with a storage dining bench that has a secret storage compartment – ideal for storing linens and maybe a cushion or two. If you are looking for even more storage space, try a country chic bench to tidy away any shoes or outerwear. If you don’t have space in the kitchen, we’ve got plenty of dining room furniture options , including various dining room tables and chairs. 

Top tip: Discover how to build your own window seat storage bench with this how to guide.

9. Kitchen trolley 

A kitchen trolley is a clever and unique way to keep your kitchen tidy. With their portable wheels, a trolley can easily be transported from room to room.  

The perfect multi-purpose storage solution, our White and Bamboo Top Kitchen Trolley will freshen up your kitchen decor and provide a clutter-free organisation solution. If you have little surface space in your kitchen or are preparing for a BBQ outside, opt for our bamboo kitchen trolley with stainless steel tops. 

Top tip:  Kitchen trollies are perfect to use during dinner parties or summer garden parties. Discover how to host the perfect garden party here and don’t forget the BBQ party checklist. 

10. Wine coolers and racks

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Wine coolers are ideal for those who like to entertain, or simply enjoy a cold beverage at the end of a long day. Opt for a slim wine cooler in smaller kitchens, or a larger 19 bottle wine fridge if you have more space. 

Or, put your gorgeous bottles on display in an eye-catching undulating chrome rack or a more traditional natural wood rack 

Top tip: Save any of your nice wine bottles to use as decoration. Drop-in some fairy lights to create a charming table light or recycle as a candle holder. 

And there you go! Those are our kitchen décor ideas! Don’t forget to share your transformations with us on Instagram. Tag @homebase_uk and use the hashtag #homebasekitchen. 



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