22 kitchen decor ideas designed to bring joy to this practical space

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Statement splashbacks are a great way of adding character to your kitchen (Image credit: Red Dog Glass Design)

When it comes to choosing kitchen decor, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. From lighting to layout, cabinet doors to colours and flooring through to freezers there are a multitude of choices to make when you're deciding how to design a kitchen.

And even though getting the bigger picture right is important, it's also the smaller details that can turn a functional kitchen into a stylish room that brings you joy.

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Ruth Lavender

Ruth has expertise on all things kitchens. Working at the forefront of predicting trends makes her well placed to advise on new products, design and solutions to help create kitchens that are both functional and beautiful. 

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Tara Rodrigues

Award-winning interior designer Tara Rodrigues was crowned the £250,000 winner of Channel 4’s Big Interiors Battle. The mum-of-two, who lives in London, gave up a career in law to become an interior designer and she now works with clients creating ideas to help transform their home.

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Will Plowden

Will is a technology and interiors enthusiast and grew up surrounded by art and interior design magazines. This helped him develop the concept now know as The Roost – a radically innovative integrated furniture marketplace that lets you try before you buy, so you can visualise exactly how the products will look in your home. 

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Niki Wright

Niki and his co-founder, Scarlett Hampton, have over 25 years of experience in the British lighting and retail landscape, making them experts in creating beautifully designed lighting solutions for use across the home.

Sarah Harley
Assistant Editor

Sarah is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor and joined the team in 2024. An established homes and interiors writer, Sarah has renovated and extended a number of properties, including a listing building and renovation project that featured on Grand Designs. Although she said she would never buy a listed property again, she has recently purchased a Grade II listed apartment. As it had already been professionally renovated, she has instead set her sights on tackling some changes to improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as adding some personal touches to the interior.