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25 kitchen decoration mistakes to avoid at all cost

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Getting your kitchen right is so tricky, but we want to simplify the entire process for you, by making you aware of some gleaming errors that you must attempt to avoid at all costs! Ask any kitchen planner and they'll tell you that you can have anything you want, within reason, but let's not overlook the importance of designing an elegant space that is not only eminently functional, but will also remain timelessly chic for years to come. If that sounds like the dream, then come with us now as we highlight those pesky clangers that you need to sidestep!

1. Bold colour can work, but not if it clashes with anything else in your kitchen!

1. An all-white kitchen isn't always the right choice and can look too cold!

3. Too many cabinets, especially in a dark colour, can be so overbearing and claustrophobic.

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4. Decorative decals are really not the way to go, if you want a timeless look!

5. Dark colours in a small kitchen are a recipe for a space-shrinking disaster!

6. Bold colour can work, but not if it clashes with anything else in your kitchen! Bleurgh!

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7. Having big electronic appliances out on show always distracts from the prettier aspects.

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8. A fridge that isn't proportional will ALWAYS stick out like a very sore thumb!

9. A bold colour plus a striking pattern is just too much of everything combined! One or the other works best!

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10. Mix and match cabinet heights aren't an aesthetic we recommend!

11. Bad placement will make your kitchen dream come a real cropper, so make sure the room is actually suitable as a kitchen!

12. A washing machine in the kitchen is never a great plan! Try to have a separate laundry room, for hygienic purposes.

13. High cabinets and low ceilings are not the best of friends, as one will shrink the perception of the other!

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14. Islands can work well, but only if you actually have enough room for one! Check your measurements!

15. A reminder to go easy on the cabinet stickers people!

16. An accent pattern could look great, but use it sparingly, rather than everywhere possible!

17. Always install a large table in a big kitchen, or the room will feel too empty!

18. Hmmmm. Feature splashbacks need a lot of consideration. Will they look timeless in a decade?

19. Go easy with the soft furnishings in your kitchen or it will be dated before you've even finished it!

20. Statement wallpaper can be a bad move in a kitchen, as it will really detract from the functionality!

21. If you're going for a modern look, ditch the tablecloth! It's way too traditional!

22. Regal colour schemes, such as red and gold, are a little too heavy going for a practical room like a kitchen.

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23. Pick an accent colour, by all means, but go easy with it! You don't need it on every surface!

24. If you go too heavy on the classical touches, your kitchen could seem a little too formal.

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25. A black kitchen can be dramatic, in a good way, but be careful of the accent colour you choose! You want some contrast!

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For more kitchen tips, take a look at this Ideabook: 6 mistakes you’ve always made in the kitchen.

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