Posted on 03 Aug 2022

Mixing and matching in your kitchen: here's how you do it

Cooking and dining is so much fun. Amp up the ambiance with the right accessories: from crockery and table linen to dining chairs and lighting. Go for fun or surprising combinations of different colours, styles and materials. Here's how you mix that practical kitchen feeling with that cosy living room feeling.
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Colours and patterns: from crockery to table linen

Do you like changing things up? Create different atmospheres at your dining table with crockery and decorations in various colours and prints. The timeless elegance of Alanah is always a sure bet: this grey-white ceramic can be combined with just about anything. Want a real eye-catcher on your table? Enchant your guests with the raw beauty of our turquoise Gili crockery.

Stay in tune with the seasons: from warm, dark shades in winter to pastel shades and colourful accents in summer. Want to know what goes well together? Start with a plate you want to use, and put different colours or patterns next to it. That way, you can spot the best combo at a glance. The same goes for your table linen: create different atmospheres with white, black, a specific colour, or a combination. Mix and match tablecloths, serviettes and placemats from the Phills collection for a casual effect.

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Antique and modern: from tableware to chairs

You don't have to get rid of your old crockery when you fancy something new. Just combine the items already sitting in your sideboard with some brand-new trend pieces. Think: plates with a striking drawing, like Fernando and Di Mare, or table linen in a trendy seasonal colour from the Phills collection. Both your table and your mood will get an instant boost.

Continuing the theme of contrasting the old and the new, you can even put different dining chairs at the table. Combine modern chairs with antique ones, or get a new chair with an antique look for a playful touch. You can also combine various chairs from the same collection, each with a different design or colour. Another option: mix and match materials like wood, steel, fabric and leather.

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Functional and atmospheric: from lighting to accessories

Supplement functional lighting with mood-enhancers such as wall lights or table lamps. This immediately creates more atmosphere and a living room feeling. You can also install pendant lights in different shapes or sizes above your kitchen island or dining table. Hang them at different lengths for a unique effect.

Some living room accessories also deserve a place in the kitchen: just because it's a practical space doesn't mean it has to be sterile and Spartan. Think soft materials, like a nice rug (also great for acoustics), plaids, and a variety of decorative cushions in a cosy little seating area, for instance. Add some atmospheric tea light holders and candles, and finish off the look with a bold piece of artwork on the wall. Want a matching wall colour? With Flamant Paint you can choose from 128 refined shades and mix them to your heart's content.

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