#Sinkie: The kitchen sink hashtag trending on Instagram

Are you following the latest crazy hashtag trending on Instagram? At #sinkie you can share snaps of your kitchen sink surrounded by flowers, cleaning utensils – even pets. And right now we’re more than happy to gaze at them. So let’s clear out the dirty dishes and fill our excess time with interior design at its silliest.

The kitchen sink is the perfect place to prep and display your floral creations. Use buckets and vases to add depth, and group flowers together by type and colour for visual impact. For a similar selection of metal vessels try gardentrading.co.uk. Image: Nathan Underwood/@tulipinadesign

Mix up materials

Anitta Behrendt

You don’t have to throw everything at the kitchen sink to get the perfect  #sinkie image – minimal designs work just as well. Use bold colour and contrasting materials, such as wood paired with slate. Chopping boards in various shapes and textures, above, have been used to create a display. For similar herringbone wall tiles try mandarinstone.com.

A leafy still life

Bauer Media Pty Limited / Country Style / bauersyndication.com.au

When you’re washing your fruit and veg, why not capture the moment? Green leaves and herbs look stunning against a white enamel sink. For a similar dark cabinet paint colour try Railings at farrow-ball.com.

Pattern? Pile it on

Brittany Ambridge

Add a dash of drama with a dark-coloured sink, bold clashing patterns and an eye-catching mirror or piece of wall art. Here the pastel blooms contrast with the deeper tones and brighten the space. For similar statement geometric wallpaper, go to cole-and-son.com.

Perfect #sinkies

Our pick of the best basins on Instagram 


This foliage looks pretty and will scent the room, too.



Practical utility chic for those spring-cleaning days.


Colour-block splashback: those chores will look much more appealing!


Neutral metro tiles and surroundings allow the plants to become the focus.

Shop the look

Set off your sink with decorative accessories

Shelving unit, £1,032, conranshop.co.uk

Mirror, £79.99, zarahome.com

Vase, £179, conranshop.co.uk 

Scented candle, £23, smallable.com

Plant pot, £35 (without plant), insidestoreldn.com

Tea towel, £3, johnlewis.com

Framed prints, from £65 each, frenchconnection.com

Pendant light, £222, smallable.com

Wall-mounted mixer tap, £385, claybrookstudio.co.uk

Tile, £7.80, firedearth.com

Sink, £1,908, westonebathrooms.com

Terrazzo serving board, £30, habitat.co.uk

Hand wash and balm, £87, mrporter.com

Report by Charlotte Page