Renovating or installing a new kitchen looks beautiful but slightly bare without any décor pieces. Don’t fear we are here to help. Before decorating take into consideration our tips to help you avoid any decorating dilemmas.


Don’t throw away old seats or furniture, get items refurbished and painted to save money and reuse what you have. Additionally, it is important to choose seats that are the correct height for your kitchen. Most counters are 36 inches high so we recommend using chairs that are 60 cms high and 75 cms for bar stools to suit your kitchen comfortably.



Pendant lighting over a kitchen island is the grandest way to add an amazing focal point into your kitchen. Though a common issue is the height at which lights have been hung and their size. Too high and they are not visible, too low and you can bump your head while working, and if it’s large you will not be able to see through or around it. So, what do you do? We recommend choosing a pendant that is greater in height than width for more space between lighting to allow the rest of the kitchen shine through and these styles allow for more workspace. Also hang pendants at least 70 cms from your bench to avoid closing your kitchen in, if the lights are too low.


Bench top Accessories

Add finishing touches to the heart of your home with accessories. Trays add a uniquely curated stage to display both additions to your kitchen theme and as storage for regularly used items. Place a magazine, candle, flowers, add some lemons and even utensils in a jar for an organised mess that just works. For those who want something more practical try incorporating bold coloured appliances. These appliances can be left on your bench top when they are not in use as a statement piece to compliment your kitchen décor scheme.



Open shelving and glass cabinets are great opportunities to display collectables to help bring style into your kitchen. Place down lights in glass cabinets to show off your items or choose a colour theme for display items on your shelving for a sharp look. Though, a simple mistake is to add too many items in one space, which will make the space, look cramped and cluttered.


For guidance on choosing the right design that best suits your needs, seek the advice of the professionals in kitchen designs at Harrington Kitchens. We will ask the right questions to figure out your needs prior to giving you advice, to be sure that we design the best kitchen for your family and your lifestyle.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiryAlternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

See more great kitchen ideas in our Online Gallery.