Zest for lemon; RIGHT AT HOMERevive kitchen with funky tiles and dash of yellow.
THORPNESS METAL PENDANT SHADE, PS15, TESCO DIRECT JUICER, PS14.99, ARGOS Exact match bRIGHT DINING CHAIR, PS39, VERY.CO.UK RHOMBUS MOSAIC FLOOR TILES, PS17.97 PER SHEET, FIRED EARTH ATLANTA GLASS SHELF UNIT, PS32.99, HOMEBASE CAST IRON OVAL CASSEROLE DISH, PS55, SAINSBURY'S VINTAGE ENAMEL BREAD BIN, PS29.95, DOTCOMGIFTSHOP.COM SUPERLIVING AMANDA MILK JUG, PS13, ECLECTDESIGN.COM FLAVEL MLN10FRS DUAL FUEL RANGE COOKER, PS549.99, CURRYS TR ADE SECRETS | Make your floor a feature with geometric tiles. Not only are they on-trend, but they're also long-lasting, easy to clean, and the eye-popping pattern will hide a multitude of sins until you're ready to get the mop out next.
| Bring some warmth into your scheme with grey as well as black, and add bright accessories in cheery yellow and blue - perfect for spring. Monochrome is still huge news in interiors right now but it can look a little stark without those pops of colour to liven it up.
| Add wow factor with a dual-fuel chrome range cooker - it needn't cost much more than an ordinary oven. Continue the theme with a matching chrome cooker hood, fixtures and fittings. | Update plain white kitchen units with metal trim (from DIY stores). Can't find any drawer knobs you like? Get a carpenter to cut round holes as handles instead, for an ultra-modern finish.
| Get extra storage with a free-standing shelf unit. Choose one in chrome to match your scheme and use it to display your favourite bits of kitchen kit.
| Upcycle an old chair by painting it a bright yellow. Annie Sloan chalk paints (anniesloan.co.uk) are particularly great for this, as you don't need to faff about sanding your chair or using an undercoat first.
| Scour vintage shops and reclamation yards for classic tin signs and kitchenalia, such as old weighing scales and juicers, to add personality to your space.
| Lay white metro tiles in a brick pattern for a look that's up-todate but easy to live with. It's been the trend for a while now to use dark grout in between but white grout will soften the look and make the space look bigger. | Get around the fact you might not have room for a full-size kitchen table with a small round bistro-style table. It will fit into most awkward corners, giving you a spot to drink your morning coffee.
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|Publication:||Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Jul 26, 2015|
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