Glamorous kitchen - 7 budget decorating ideas

Turn your kitchen from bland to glam, with Style at Home's purse-friendly ideas

If you're all about the glamour and style, these kitchens are sure to make you swoon.

It's no secret that having a beautiful, glamourous kitchen doesn't come cheap and this can often be a big drawback for anyone dreaming of a gorgeous kitchen. However, getting that new kitchen doesn't have to cost a fortune. Take a look at these affordable kitchens, which have achieved the chic, classy look without breaking the bank.

1/7 Glamorous kitchens on a budget

kitchen with gloss cabinet and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC /Oliver Gordon)

Using high gloss paint along with high gloss cabinets in different patterns can add a sleek finish without being overly expensive. These kitchens feature a range of high style accessories - from ceramic sinks to glittery feature tiles - which will not only look beautiful in the kitchen but are also cheaper alternatives to steel sinks or retiling the entire walls.

Add glitzy glam

High-gloss cupboards, glittery tiles and hi-tech appliances give this stylish kitchen a glamorous look. What's more, it doesn't have to cost the earth!

Opting for two different-coloured units has kept this kitchen light and airy, as zebrano can look overpowering, while duck-egg blue accessories give great accents of colour. Plus, if your budget doesn't stretch to a whole new kitchen of expensive units, by splashing out on just a few you can mix and match with more affordable ones.

Units and worktop
Roundel Kitchens

2/7 Entertain in style

room with wooden table open wooden shelve and wall frame

(Image credit: Future PLC /Oliver Gordon)

The table in the dining area of the kitchen offers excellent entertaining space. Dress your table with pretty crockery and flowers to make every occasion feel special, without spending a fortune. The plum accents here contrast with the duck-egg blue beautifully, while the blue metallic curtains tie the whole room together.

For similar table and bench try

3/7 Go for a ceramic sink

ceramic sink with teacup and photo frame

(Image credit: Future PLC /Oliver Gordon)

Instead of a steel sink, this classic ceramic design matches the colour of the worktops and looks and feels really hardwearing – perfect in a busy kitchen.

For similar farmhouse sink try Wickes

4/7 Try a little gold leaf

glass vase with yellow flower and roller blind

(Image credit: Briggate House Interiors)

The decorative blind with its silvery damask pattern and pretty beaded trim gives the room extra glam factor and the beads sparkle wonderfully in the light. A roller blind is a much more affordable option than a Roman blind and looks just as stylish.

Roller blind
Briggate House Interiors

5/7 Perfectly chilled

gloss cabinet with wine fridge and steel handle

(Image credit: Future PLC /Oliver Gordon)

Store your tipples at the right temperature with a funky slimline wine fridge. Here, it breaks up the run of dark units and looks super smart, too.

Similar wine fridge
Try Sainsbury's

6/7 Hi-tech cooking

induction hob with pastel blue coloured cooking pot

(Image credit: Future PLC /Oliver Gordon)

A smart induction hob is fab to cook with as it heats up in an instant, plus will save you more money over time than a gas hob will. Contrast the hi-tech look with pastel blue accessories for a fresh feel.

Induction hob
Le Creuset casserole pot

7/7 Dramatic finish

room with gloss and white cabinet wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC /Oliver Gordon)

A strip of blue glittery tiles jazz up the timeless white brick ones and contrast with the smart units perfectly. When the sun shines, all the glitzy bits and bobs and tiles will sparkle giving the room a magical feel – perfect for adding that extra pizzazz!

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Nigella Lawson Duck egg storage jars and bread bin
Bliss Home
For similar tiles try
Topps Tiles

Thea Babington-Stitt
Managing Editor

Thea Babington-Stitt is the Managing Editor for Ideal Home. Thea has been working across some of the UK’s leading interiors titles for around 10 years.

She started working on these magazines and websites after graduating from City University London with a Masters in Magazine Journalism. Before moving to Ideal Home, Thea was News and Features Editor at Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc and Country Homes & Interiors.