You may have realised from our love of floral upholstery and cat tapestry that, although we’re all for contemporary prints and patterns, we certainly favour chintz interiors – coming across photographer Retts Wood’s canal boat home on The Selby and her adorable duck stovetop reaffirmed our love and with that said, one of the items that we’re looking to grace our soon-to-be kitchen with is an old school style hob kettle.

Readers will know that we don’t have the largest budget for our flat, this means that a Le Creuset kettle from John Lewis priced at £77, as lovely as it is, is unfortunately not quite in the price range.

Le Creuset Kettle from John Lewis
Le Creuset Traditional Stovetop Whistling Kettle in Marseille Blue, £77 from John Lewis

The same goes for this mermaid anodised kettle from Tesco

Kettle from Tesco
Mermaid Traditional Aluminium Ground Base Kettle in Satin, £68.38 from Tesco

It’s a thumbs up for the traditional shape however at £68.38 we’re definitely going to have to look a little cheaper.

This stainless steel find from IKEA is definitely a steal, although it hasn’t got the classic mermaid shape as the above, at only £15 it’s definitely a great alternative.

Vattentat Stainless Steel Kettle from IKEA
Vattentat Stainless Steel Kettle, £15 from IKEA

Both John Lewis (£40) and Argos (£14.99) can also offer classic hob kettles in subtle creams and blacks which will suit any kitchen colour theme.

Stovetop Whistling Kettle in Black, £40 from John Lewis
Stovetop Whistling Kettle in Black, £40 from John Lewis
Stovetop Kettle in Cream, £14.99 from Argos
Stovetop Kettle in Cream, £14.99 from Argos

However if it’s a pop of colour you’re looking for then Wilko have these stainless steel kettles (£15). The metallic design gives a futuristic and contemporary feel to a some what dated product and with red, lime green and, our favourite, teal to choose from, there’s a colour to suit most kitchen palettes.

Stove Top Stainless Steel Kettle in Teal, £15 from Wilko
Stove Top Stainless Steel Kettle in Teal, £15 from Wilko

Finally, and the one which jumps it’s way to the top, is this sunny delight from BHS. At an affordable price of £15 and in a vibrant orange hue this one sums up our interior style to a T.

Essentials Stove Top Kettle in Orange, £15 from BHS
Essentials Stove Top Kettle in Orange, £15 from BHS

After all that I think it’s time for a cuppa!
David & Mark x

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