Whether your home is in the inner city, in the bush or by the beach, an iconic Australian kitchen is one that fully embraces our relaxed and open-aired lifestyle. There are a few key elements to creating a laidback space for preparing and enjoying food, so read on for our kitchen styling essentials.
Provide plenty of workspace
Whatever the size of your family, you can never have too much prep space in your kitchen. Island layouts are incredibly popular as they create a preparation and social hub for the room. Add two or three brightly coloured bench stools and you have a relaxed breakfast spot. Overhead cupboards and appliance cupboards are also a must to free up bench space from clutter.
Yours may be a country kitchen in warm wood or a modern masterpiece in sleek whites, but no matter the design of your home consistency will be key when choosing tiles, cupboards and flooring. Subtly repeat similar textures such as cork, marble or timber throughout the space to create a cohesive flow throughout the area, particularly in an open-plan living space.
Choose a feature colour
One of the golden rules of interior styling in Brisbane, Sydney and across the country is to select one feature colour to unify your kitchen appliances and accessories, as a jumble of colours and tones tend to look messy and disorganised. You might stick to white or stainless steel for your appliances, then choose a burst of fresh green or ruby red for your stand mixer, plant pots and even splashback tiles.
Embrace the bench table
Australian meals are all about sharing great food and conversation, and a long dining table in an open plan kitchen will accommodate both casual family meals and more structured dinner parties. Dress a generous table up with unique pendant lights to make the space feel more intimate, and choose bench or chair seats that are simple and comfortable.
Open up the area
Aussies spend over 6 hours every week in their kitchen, so they need to be open and airy spaces. If you’re planning a complete overhaul, think about window and door designs that will flood the area with natural light and allow you to feel connected to kids and family on the deck or in the backyard. Even better, bifold doors that open right up can create the perfect outdoor-indoor entertaining space on a warm summer day.
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