To create a kitchen that you want to spend time in, approach its décor like you would a living room. Start by thinking about print and colour: “Clean and fresh shades make for an inviting kitchen and comfortable workspace for preparing meals,” says our Decorating Consultant, Steve Corcoran, “whereas if you go too dark, it can make it tricky to see what you’re doing!” Try working the wallpaper into unexpected crevices, too – let it hover above the stove, line a cutlery drawer or peek out from behind an open shelf. Speaking of shelves, line yours with recipe books (who cares if they’re just for show?) alongside displays of your finest crockery – you could even go so far as to match the chinaware with your chosen print or colour scheme. “As William Morris says, everything in your home should either be useful or beautiful – but by using pots, pans and utensils that add to the aesthetic of the space as well as being purposeful, you won’t have to worry about hiding them away all the time,” says Steve.