For a design layout that is perfectly practical for hosting through the festive period and will showcase your dining area beautifully the rest of the year, try zoning for simple but effective results.
Divide areas for cooking and entertaining with different colours. A darker, richer colour like this delicious Cherry Chocolate provides a tantalizing backdrop that encourages culinary creativity.
Neutral, warm tones like Eastern Spice 5 will open up the dining area for conversation and mingling. Lighter colours are energising and vibrant, providing a welcoming space for lively gatherings.
An open shelf is great for displaying your best crockery. Paint your shelves in a crisp and clean off-white. This will standout against a bold feature wall in a rosy Ruby Fountain 4. When balanced with warm, creamy neutrals, a deep red is welcoming and comforting.
Pepper the kitchen with cookware in light wooden accessories like salt and pepper mills or chopping boards for an easy and affordable way to update your kitchen.
Small kitchen solution
Ring in the new year with a quick and easy mini makeover. Declutter and start afresh, by using a silky off-white like Natural Calico for a calming blank canvas.
Paint your shelves in a soothing shade like Niagara Blues 1 to add a line of colour against the neutral backdrop opening up the space to appear bigger.
Dot potted herbs across the room for fresh and lively bursts of greenery – and easy access for culinary delights!
White around the window perfectly frames the view outside, letting the garden shine bright and bring the outdoors in.
Zone your home
After all dinner parties are done and there’s no more fizz left to pop, the new year brings a moment of reflection and a new-found desire for renewal. This is a great time to recreate your surroundings to help meet your goals.
Give yourself headspace with zoned areas for work, rest and play so you can focus on what matters in the moment.
Use bright and invigorating colours like a refreshing Garden Grey in your lounge or work spaces for added energy that’s positive and encouraging.
A warm kitchen in a tanned hue sets a relaxing tone for unwinding, dining or simply collecting your thoughts for the day ahead. Paint the kitchen cabinets in Spiced Honey and the walls across the top half of the kitchen in Calming Camomile. Using a darker shade along the bottom and a lighter one on the top half draws the eyes upwards creating a light and airy atmosphere.
Use vintage filament bulbs for character and charm.