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The KBB Ark edit: fresh new ways to arrange plants in your kitchen

Display your gorgeous greenery in a variety of creative ways with these ideas...
   Katie Byrne  |  written on: 04-02-2019 17:00pm


1. Raise it up! 
If you don't have a huge amount of work surface space in your kitchen or dining space, hanging your plants could make for a stylish and simple solution. In the space shown below, for example, suspended plants hang beautifully in front of a well-framed gallery wall; the resulting space is the perfect blend of curated and bohemian. 

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Of course, you don't have to hang them per se; rather, as per this space, you could simply position them on an up-high shelf. 

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2. Adorn your window sills
If you've got deep sills, add extra interest to them by layering up pots of fresh herbs and your favourite scented candles.

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Inspiration by Diane Berry Kitchens


Whether you opt for a minimal display of two or three plants or an over-flowing array of frothy greenery, it's a simple yet effective way to add extra character to your cook-space.

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3. Opt for a high-low approach
Keep the interest flowing throughout your cook-space by displaying your plants both high-up and low-down, as demonstrated in the space below...

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Credit: Lind & Cumings Design Photography and Barbara Corsico



You don't need to hang them; as shown in this space, high shelving and low surfaces can make for a perfectly stylish combination. Same goes for lighting, really; smaller table lamps can be smarty paired with intricate high-hanging light fittings. 

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Inspiration by ZipWaterUK


4. Shelve it!
If your kitchen has an empty shelf or two, consider turning them into a micro greenhouse by creating gorgeous rows of potted plants. 

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For extra interest - and to avoid greenery overload - combine your plants with other decorative details; think crockery, small framed prints and other ornaments.

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5. Think upwards
We love this idea! Shallow shelving that follows the height of the cupboard it's next to adds a stylish, curated finish to this sleek cook-space.

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Inspiration by BERLONI


Again, containers of fresh herbs have a dual functionality; not only do they smell great but they could also be useful for cooking, too. Win-win, no?

Kitchen styling: artwork in the cook-space

6. Colour-match containers
Another simple way to stylishly include plants in your kitchen? Place them in pots that match the details in your cook-space.

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Inspiration by ZipWaterUK


In the kitchen shown above, for example, the metallic glamour of the brassware is perfectly reflected in the shimmering containers. 

Top image: kitchen by Matrix Kitchens; photos by Gavin Smith.

NEXT! Want to do something different with your kitchen island? Get inspired with our moodboard of ideas - click any image below to start browsing...





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