The kitchen table is the very heart of the home. Take Pinspiration and make yours as inviting as can be.

The kitchen is often trumpeted as the nucleus of the home. We agree wholeheartedly – but we’d go even further and say that, specifically, it is the table that is the heart, the place where conversation, both the stuff of daily life and the transformative, takes place – all, ideally, over a good repast or glass of wine.

If yours could do with an injection of style, fun or homeliness – or, simply, you just like browsing other people’s kitchens, in which case, we’re with you – have a peek at these beautiful examples on Pinterest and then shop the look.

Look One: Scandi Meets Baronial

Elle Decoration

Keeping rooms fresh and white is laudable, but can sometimes translate into featureless bland interiors, depending on the space and levels of natural light you have. And yet the right lighting, the precise shade of white (usually at the warmer end of the spectrum), some earthy wood textures, and a feature or two of interest can deliver the minimal into something truly inviting. We love this Scandi-style room, which is clean, spacious and uplifting.

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Set of 3 White and Gold Metallic Paper Snowflake Decoration, £10


Cross Leg Recycled Timber Dining Table, £2,369.38

Black Country Metal Works

Rustic Stag’s Head, £32

Look 2: Modern Rustic

From Britain With Love

Many of us dream of farmhouse life. But no matter your actual house versus your dream one, you can always inject a little rustic charm to your home – and there is no better place to do so than in the kitchen.

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Matilda Goad

Rattan Wave Pendant Shade, White, £195

Objects of Use

Ukrainian Enamel Milk Can / Kitchen Caddy, Cream, £30


Sink Skirt, from £24.96

Look 3: Country Life

House & Garden

It’s all about creating warmth in the kitchen – and good cabinetry does the job perfectly. We love this dresser that runs the entire length of the wall – it is useful, beautiful and makes us want to sit in the bosom of this homely yet elegant kitchen, chatting over pots of tea.

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Large Rattan Basket, £38.56


Contrast Rim Enamel Mug, £12.50

ABI Interiors

Henley Single Fluted Farmhouse Sink, £494.99

Look 4: Hygge Kitchen

House & Home

To us, hygge might be a trend. But to the Scandinavians, it is a lifelong pursuit of the warm, cosy and comfortably contented life. We love this Swedish kitchen, renovated by Berlin bloggers, Laura Muthesius and Nora Eisermann.

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Smeg 50s Style FAB32R Freestanding 60/40 Fridge Freezer, £2,069

Folk Days

Ceramic Bowl With White Rim, £29

Cox & Cox

Weathered Oak Counter Stool, £295

Look 5: Layered History

House & Garden

As this perfect Ben Pentreath scheme attests, it pays not to slavishly adhere to one period when it comes to decorating. We love the marriage of the Georgian with the mid-century modern and the industrial.

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Living & Company

Bloomingville Vitus Dining Room Chair, NOW €557.10


Supersized Factory Pendant – Gloss Black, £140


Black Border Natural Jute, from £66.38

By Nancy Alsop
October 2022

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