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The KBB Ark edit: 11 kitchens that have mastered autumnal style

With the nights drawing in, why not add a subtle twist of fall-inspired flair to your cook-space?
   Katie Byrne  |  written on: 18-10-2018 11:27am

1. Pull up a pew...
Okay, we'll ease you in gently. For those of you out there who want to do a little something to acknowledge the glorious arrival of autumn but aren't quite sure - exactly - what, think small and simple. 

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2. Cook up a storm
Autumn lends itself perfectly to hearty meals - so why not turn your cookware into a decorative feature?

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Kitchen by The Main Company

3. Consider your lighting
The darker evenings require the perfect cosy-cosy glow to keep your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom glowingly illuminated.

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Kitchen designed by Sebastian Cox Ltd for deVOL

So, with that in mind, why not enhance your lighting situation? Whether it's a string of pretty fairylights twinkling above your fireplace or a series of exposed bulbs hung from the ceiling, get creative.

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4. Add a splash of mixed-metal
From something as small as a tealight holder through to a reflective lampshade, there's something so decadent about a metallic shimmer. Use it sparingly rather than in excess. 

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Inspiration by Mowlem&Co

5. Create a colour contrast
For example: you could paint an accent shelf in a deep shade of navy and display cool gold accessories on it.

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6. Candles. Everywhere
Why not layer up the glow in your kitchen by displaying your favourite candles?

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Inspiration by Sola Kitchens

Whether you choose them for their scent or purely for their flicker-factor, lighting candles in (safe!) places in your cook-space is a simple way to add to the seasonal charm. 

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7. Strip things back
The dawn of the new season is the perfect time to have a clear-out and take things back to basic in terms of what's in your kitchen. 

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Inspiration by Poggenpohl UK

8. Go seasonal with your floral arrangements
Adore flowers? Yep, us too - so pick blooms and bouquets in shares that match the season for a low-fuss splash of floral fall cheer.

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Inspiration by Sola Kitchens

9. Layer up the cosy
Now's the perfect time to treat your kitchen to a few shiny-new accessories. From cushions for your seating area to a new print or two to hang on the wall, there are literally - literally! - countless ways to do it.

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10. Embrace maximalism
Really want to go for it? Like, really? Go all-out and adopt a scheme for your kitchen that's truly inspired by the colours of autumn. We adore this vibrant cook-space palette, which combines colour, pattern and material, quite effortlessly.

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Inspiration by Diane Berry Kitchens

11. And finally...
For the ultimate in mildly-Halloween-inspired décor for your home, look no further than this. Can't see what we're talking about? Keep looking at the image and you'll see it eventually!

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NEXT! Want to go for GOLD in your home? Click any image below to begin exploring our moodboard of inspiring ideas.

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