Placing the extra chairs on less useable place gives a glorious view of kitchen and better use of low traffic area.
Just because a kitchen is functional doesn't mean you ignore the natural light. Place your windows at proper location so that sun light comes easily into your kitchen.
Play with open shelves and place some small plants, or kitchen accessories like jar, grater, cup, juicer, pan, etc on the open shelves.
Placing some greenery in your kitchen gives a natural vibes so place the small plants specifically near the sink.
If you are the lover of black & white combination then go with it without any doubt, it's gives a peaceful feeling to eyes and leave an good impression to your relatives.
The hanging lights gives a bright lightning that helps us in cleaning of kitchen accessories or during the slicing and dicing.
A transparent mirror window in the kitchen gives a wonderful view of outdoor specially if your windows is located towards the garden, river, lake, ponds, or your kitchen is located in high rise building.
Paint your shelves with yellow color especially when the natural light not comes properly in the kitchen.
If Kitchen has a extra space then provide a breakfast table or simple table for the morning coffee sip.