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The Kitchen Isn’t Just For Cooking

Here at HW Home, we understand that when you host a get-together everyone always ends up in the kitchen. It’s a room filled with life: delightful scents, laughter, and a strong sense of community. And because we’re here to ensure your kitchen is not only functional but stylish, we have a mixture of textures and styles to spruce up the centerpiece of your home.

The key to creating a beautiful and welcoming space is to express your personal style. For a signature look that is timeless yet modern, we recommend layering colors and textures to give your kitchen depth and a unique appearance. For example: start from the bottom! A well-placed floor runner in high-traffic kitchens will protect your floors while unifying design themes on walls and counters.

Landmark kitchen HW Home

Next up, we’re looking at you, kitchen islands and breakfast bars. Bar stools come in all shapes and sizes, so knowing which is right for your existing decor is imperative. Ideal bar stools should layer in with your design scheme seamlessly by complementing three things: the size of your island or bar, your existing fixtures, and the color palette. If you need help finding patterns, colors, or materials that work together, ask a professional for help locating furniture that will play nicely with your ideal decor.

Now, on to counters and tabletops. Gone are the days of serving your goat cheese tartlets and mushroom polenta on lifeless platters. Try displaying the captivating Gold Floral plate with several types of platters on your table, or mixing our beautiful Banana Leaf Tray with the simple and elegant Dakota Camel Bone trays. Combining shapes, colors, and textures is not only functional, but makes for good conversation starters!  

Dining table fumed metal legs

And you probably shouldn’t display beautiful signature dishes on a dining table you’ve had since college. Elevate your dining room with the oak and artisan metal of the Fumed Dining Table. This modern take on the classic offers the perfect space and size to display your culinary creations. If you’re not in the market for a brand new table, but are considering a new buffet? We have you covered! Take a look at our art deco Edo buffet; with its intricate details and clean lines, this piece is a showstopper.

And what’s a party without proper lighting? Layering your kitchen decor isn’t just about serving pieces. Integrating the right illumination into your kitchen design will instantly define the mood and purpose of the room. Do you use your kitchen as a workspace? Try direct lighting like this Mason Chandelier with Edison bulbs for an industrial-chic touch. Looking for a relaxing dining experience? Soft lighting from a pendant light like the Cherish Pendant will create a restaurant-like vibe in your kitchen. Our most important tip: no matter what you prefer, be sure to buy lighting that is to scale with your island and/or table.

Pendant light over table

(Image credit: Denver Image Photography—Tahvory Bunting)

And finally, placing the right scents throughout your home is essential to changing the flow and feel of each entertaining space. HW Home candles make the perfect additions to your party. With their elegant design, they’ll fit perfectly into your tableau. And don’t forget that you can match your scents with food; for example, the Voluspa pomegranate and blood orange candle, laced with nectarine wedges and a hint of Brut champagne, would pair well with fish, poultry, or almost any citrus main dish. With the variety of candles that HW Home offers, you’re sure to find something to complement any special menu.

HW Home guarantees the highest-quality home decor and furniture. Your house is more than just a space to hang your hat — it’s a place to create new memories, make new friends, and truly enjoy the life you’ve created.

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