Top Kitchen Styling Tips

Styling your kitchen is the final step to bringing it to life and making the room your own. We understand that sometimes it may seem daunting to style your kitchen in a way worthy of a magazine cover or Instagram. The good news is that we think the best way to learn about styling is to take inspiration from real-life spaces, and to remember that the best styling balances good looks with functionality.

Below we take a look at five Freedom Kitchens that celebrate different styles and colour palettes and share our tips on how to style each one.

Mount Colah, NSW

Styling: April Sharratt

Sleek and edgy, an all-black palette reigns supreme in this kitchen thanks to our Alaskan Black Ultra Matt cabinetry, as well as Caesarstone® Black Temple benchtops and a tiled splashback from Di Lorenzo. Styling plays an important role in bringing this kitchen to life while showcasing the beauty and depth of these dark-haired features.

Styling: April Sharratt

One of the heroes of the space is the island bench, and the styling reflects this. A tall floral arrangement on the island adds an element of height, while the choice of a clear vase with white and yellow flowers adds a pop of colour. On the other end of the island, a lower vignette has been created with white ceramics contrasting with the colours of various vegetables adding an organic yet colourful touch. The timber stools are in a similar shade to the flooring and allow you to see the overhang of the benchtop, which provides seating. Smaller vignettes on the back benches complement the main styling on the island, with white ceramics, timber boards, and pops of yellow bringing the look together. 

Mt Colah

Styling: April Sharratt


Narraweena, NSW 

Located in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, this Australian Coastal-inspired kitchen features white and grey Shaker-style doors, marble benchtops and gold hardware. Styling cues have been taken from these finishes, as well as the rattan pendant lights and tan upholstered stools.


On the island bench, a vase with Australian natives and a candle sits on a natural fibre round place mat. This vignette has been placed on the corner of the bench to make the island look as long as possible. It also leaves an unobstructed view of the cooktop, cabinetry and tiled splashback behind it.  

The rest of the styling within the room is minimal. A tall timber board leans against the tiled splashback with a white ceramic vase, adding warmth and height in that zone. A large, low, round tray with organic produce was placed near the wine rack, drawing the eye to this part of the space. The wine rack itself presents a styling opportunity, with the bottle tops offering a splash of colour. When it comes to wine, we do not suggest that you buy based on the packaging, but we recommend thinking about how you can use the bottles of your favourite drops to enhance the look of your kitchen.  



Springwood, NSW 

Designed to complement a 100-year-old cottage in the Blue Mountains, this kitchen balances good looks with functionality. And its styling does the same. Country kitchens evoke a sense of welcoming and warmth. They also are utilitarian in nature, and thoughtful styling brings this to life in the most beautiful way.  

Styling: April Sharratt

A mixture of flowers from the garden, a platter of produce and canisters with utensils are the perfect choice to place along the U-shaped benchtop. The open shelves take the styling to the next level, blending canisters with grains and pastas with indoor plants and pottery. Together all the decor brings a sense of this being a kitchen that is used and cooked in all the time. 

Classic Cottage

Styling: April Sharratt


Potts Point, NSW 

When homeowner Ben purchased a charming apartment within an Art Deco building located in Potts Point in Sydney, he had a clear vision for transforming the kitchen into a multifunctional entertainers delight with an Industrial look. Focusing on black, concrete and brass tones, joinery in Alaskan Black Ultra matt and Luxe Beton Texture have been paired with grey marble-look benchtops and hand-cut grey subway tiles for the splashback.

Styling: Jane Collins  

Central to the charm of this kitchen, the styling decor does not take a backseat in the space: it plays a big part in the overall look that has been achieved. Reflecting its industrial style, the kitchens’ decorating is more masculine and architecturally inspired. Pieces in shades of amber, green and black reflect this, with the back bench using several items of a similar height, while on the island, a tall vase of Australian natives sits next to a black wire bowl holding artichokes. It’s those pops of colours and unique shapes that allow this room to really sing.  



Bilgola, NSW 

Granted, this is another Coastal-inspired kitchen, however with its white, timber, brass and green colour scheme, it evokes a very different look, and the subsequent colourful and playful styling that has been used reflects this. 

Again, the styling is focused on the island and the back benches. Decorating has been kept simple on the island bench as the design includes a sink and tap, and too many styling elements would make the zone look busy and cluttered. We love the inclusion of the open shelving nooks within the island as they provide the perfect spot to place cookbooks and ceramics in whites and soft pinks. 

Styling: April Sharratt

Moving to the back benches, soft pink tones are seen again, with ceramics and the floral arrangement contrasting with the herringbone-tiled green splashback. They have also been brought up to the open shelves within the wall cupboards, mixed with greenery. Timber also plays a vital role, with wooden chopping boards resting against the green tiles complementing the timber-look joinery and the rattan bar stools.   

Styling: April Sharratt

Ultimately styling your kitchen should be inspirational, fun and reflect your personality and kitchen style, and we hope that the above has inspired you to style your kitchen and have a great time while doing it! 

Bring your dream kitchen and styling to life with Freedom Kitchens today! Click HERE to book a free design appointment at your home or via video call, or click HERE to download our latest Designer Range catalogue.