15 ideas for a perfect kitchen/dining room

Will Sayner Will Sayner
Maison Piscine, St Cyr sur Mer, MOA architecture MOA architecture Mediterranean style dining room
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 Designing your dream kitchen and dining room can be exciting, but also a stressful process! The kitchen is one of the most frequently used areas of the home, and the dining room where you are most likely to entertain guests, so getting these rooms right is paramount. 

With this in mind, we thought we’d put together a list that can help you decide what type of kitchen/dining room will be right for you. Let's take a look!

1. Mix up the styles. This stunning kitchen/dining room is predominantly modern, but with a little rustic charm and dashes of bright colour.

2. Keep it simple—less is more. Take a minimalist approach to your dining room, like this stunning salon by Design Spirits.

3. Go for that rustic charm. Exposed brick walls and wooden surfaces create a stylish, yet homely atmosphere.

4. Go Scandinavian. Simple, elegant, homely—what more wood you want?

5. Open plan—it works with almost any style, and gives the home a much more spacious and fluid feel.

6. Don't be afraid to use bold colours. Bold colours can add real depth and style to your dining room.

7. Don't be afraid to use unconventional materials. This unique dining room was finished with concrete!

8. Bring the outside inside. Why not try to merge outdoor and indoor space? Just look at that view!

9. Add a little art deco flair. Inspired by art deco design, this kitchen is characterised by the bold lines and geometric shapes.

10. Be individual, and don't be afraid to decorate in an original way.

11. Conceal those cupboards. Concealed cupboards can help you achieve a minimalist look, help you achieved a unified vision for your kitchen by hiding elements that clash, and generally make the kitchen look a lot tidier.

12. Use reclaimed materials for that authentic, rustic look; they may not always be the cheapest, but you'll be doing your bit for the environment too!

13. Install a fireplace in the dining room; after all, nothing's cosier than a crackling fire.

14. Let the sunshine! Install sky lights and feel as though you're dining outside whatever the weather.

15. Be creative with the lighting.

 Cost can be a constraint when it comes to kitchen design, so for a little help with renovating your kitchen on a budget, check out this guide.

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