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create a focal point with a kitchen splashback

A well designed kitchen makes preparing meals and entertaining a positive experience, rather than a chore.

If you're planning to build a new home, currently in the process or you've already moved in, you may well be thinking about how you can infuse your kitchen with a splash of personality. Perhaps you're simply looking over home designs or flicking through interior design magazines trying to conjure up decorating ideas.

If you want to create a focal point your kitchen, installing a bold splashback could be a great move. 

Teeny, tiny tiles

It's no wonder people love mosaics - the intricate details and cornucopia of patterns and materials inspires plenty of homeowners. 

A mosaic splashback will add instant vibrancy to your kitchen if you opt for a brightly-patterned variety. Alternatively, you might go for a more subtle approach - think a mosaic that embraces shades of cream, navy, gold and glossy black for a truly sophisticated look.

Bold statement

While tiles have always been popular, glass splashbacks are now taking over.  Glass is easy to clean and has no grout to contend with and it comes in a huge array of colours and finishes.

If you want to make a statement, but are wary about overwhelming your living space with an overly-bright kitchen, a novel backsplash could be the perfect solution. 

Classy chrome  

Colour doesn’t just mean rainbow hues. Polished chrome is becoming a very popular choice for many home owners.

When set against a neutral space chrome will add a sense of classic luxury to any kitchen.

Bring the outdoors in

Another hot trend is having a window running along the back wall of your kitchen as the splashback. Even if your kitchen is right on the boundary, some tall plants or pot plants will create a fresh, calming view and you can easily change up the plants to liven things up.

If a window splashback doesn’t work in your place, a mirror splashback is a great alternative. Mirrors are always great for creating the illusion of space.

Something different

Why not create a kitchen backsplash that allows you to jot down important notes and reminders at your own whim?

Blackboard paint is relatively inexpensive and makes for a rustic-looking and practical kitchen backsplash. Alongside noting upcoming appointments and commitments, you can also write down a weekly menu.