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.
Mix up materials
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
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
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.
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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
Report by Charlotte Page