Wall space is at a premium in a kitchen and you’ll probably only have room for one or two focal pieces of art, so make them matter to you. In open-plan kitchen-diners, art works can help to zone the space, defining an eating or living area away from the functionality of food prep and storage. But art doesn’t need to be restricted to the walls. You could interspace small, framed pictures on open shelving, propped up amongst piles of plates and bowls for a more informal, decorative feel. Or, a high-ceilinged room, might be able to take a sculptural figure centered above the cooker hood.