Nothing says cosy country kitchen like a Belfast sink. The robust design popped up in the 1700’s and has been a homely favourite ever since, both for its practicality and timeless design. We can certainly see why, given that there are very few design styles it doesn’t complement, and you can easily pick one up which won’t break the bank.
We chose our belfast sink to fit in with our country farmhouse kitchen diner styling as it was a dream of mine to own one ever since we moved in. I know a lot of you love belfast sinks every bit as much as I do, so here’s a roundup of our Instagram favourites at the moment.
If you haven’t already, prepare to fall in love…
Little Norfolk Cottage – compact & charming!
This cottage kitchen combines pops of pastels against a mostly monochrome colour scheme with copper hardware and white tiled background, all tied in with rustic open shelving. We also love the dreamy Dualit appliances to top off the country feel. The space is hugely versatile but they’ve brought in a vintage feel with quaint accessories. And take note, this little find is actually a holiday cottage so if a kitchen renovation isn’t on the cards just yet, go treat yourself to a stay!
2. Catherine’s Harrogate Kitchen
If you’re into thatched cottage cuteness, take a peek at Catherine’s dreamy Harrogate home. She’s brought soft pastel tones through into the kitchen but this time contrasted with a dark stone surface and slick, dark hardware. Pretty petals are used to infuse colour into the dominantly grey, black and white space which works beautifully with the country exterior.
3. Dust & Daydreaming’s Minimal / Contemporary Kitchen
Clean, bright and so chic, this kitchen brings the outside in. Minimal white surfaces blend effortlessly into the single bowl sink. The gold hardware works beautifully to pull the surfaces together with black cabinetry and splashes of greenery. Just like in ours, the sink looks out over the garden which is such a bonus when it comes to doing the washing up.
4. Becca’s Golden Fox Cottage kitchen
All hail the powder blue hues. Becca has dotted her cosy cottage kitchen with pastel colours, complemented with silver hardware to keep it fresh and bright. She’s cleverly tied in the bare wood worktops with the ceiling beams, which is a subtle reminder of the farmhouse style throughout her property. Her use of plants around her sink is also wonderfully refreshing.
5. Jacqueline’s Industrial look kitchen
Jacqueline is coordinating so many different trends here in her London kitchen. From the exposed shelving to petrol blue cabinets and delicious parquet flooring, it’s a nod to the industrial trend, with a touch of eclectic. She ties the whole feel together so well. We think the Belfast sink adds old world charm together with the industrial wall lighting. And who doesn’t love a Smeg fridge!
6. Keeping it small and neat in Rebecca’s duck egg blue kitchen
We often think a Belfast sink can take up a lot of space or even need a whole bench to itself, but Rebecca has made a single bowl option look right at home in limited space here. She’s gone for classic copper piping with luscious duck egg blue cabinets and fresh worktops, styled with hints of vintage furnishing, all together giving the space such a welcoming feel.
7. Sarah’s ‘fresh whites’ kitchen
Embracing fresh whites throughout the room, Sarah has filled her kitchen with light, also positioning her sink right by a beautiful big window. She’s accented the rest of the room with country accessories and unique finds to tie in with the rustic farm kitchen feel. Maintaining the white and wood scheme across the space turns busy worktops into something homely and coordinated.
8. Phoebe’s neutral home
The grey trend has gone from strength to strength in recent years and isn’t showing any signs of fading out. Classic pale grey cabinets keep the understated colour scheme with atypical grey parquet flooring. The colour combination here really makes the sink pop out. We also love the worktop grooves for washing up runoff. Full points for practicality.
Note: a cute pup always completes a cosy kitchen!
9. Leanne’s plant paradise
Leanne’s lovely Belfast beauty ties in seamlessly with the old dining table to create a feel of heritage in the space. The choice of commercial kitchen style tap really highlights the practical design of the kitchen, too. Keeping the wall space open above the sink area makes the single surface feel less cluttered, lending itself to the open plan design and airy feel. We love her use of plants to bring life to the design of her home.
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