Kitchen Design - Trends, Tips and Inspiration
Your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house, the place where dinner parties are hosted and tea chats are had, it’s crucial that the room not only functions correctly but that it looks great also!
We’ve been keeping an eye on the kitchen trends that have taken centre stage this year and we’re bringing our favourites to you today…if you weren’t already considering breathing a new lease of life into your kitchen, you definitely will after this!
Take surfaces to the dark side. The dark surface trend has emerged as a result of the shift towards contrasting kitchens. Darker worktops are great if you’re looking to add a touch of elegance and luxury to your kitchen.
We recommend accessorising with light, bright furniture, acting as colour pops throughout the room. Dark surfaces and textures can also be great if you’re looking for a more rustic aesthetic.
The demand for minimalist kitchens and homes as a whole has skyrocketed in recent years. The less is more approach assists in creating a calming atmosphere.
A contemporary style, which is reasonably easy to create and works well in areas like the kitchen. You want to choose high-quality materials, with great functionality. Think about hidden storage to ensure that the smooth, minimal look isn’t disrupted by clutter.
On the contrary, why not think outside the box and go for a much bolder approach?
Whilst grey and white, minimalist aesthetics may work for some, they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. Consider adding a statement splashback to your kitchen worktop. Think about the colour and placement of the tiles though, as you still want the individual elements within the kitchen to work seamlessly together.
Keep It Natural
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a re-emergence of natural wood within the home, particularly in the kitchen.
A timeless classic, natural wood is great for bringing that outdoor look indoors. Alternatively, if having an entirely wood kitchen isn’t your style, why not consider oak accents – this can be great to create a two-toned look instead.
No kitchen is complete without a bold, state of the art tap.
Believe it or not, taps have evolved a lot, with hot water taps now no longer a thing of the future. Brass industrial taps with unusual handles and interesting features are a great way to draw the eye and complement the space. We would advise going for a tap that complements the rest of the kitchen to keep the look streamlined. Reflect the finish of the tap in other elements of the kitchen, for example, similar finishes on the cupboards, to keep a consistent style.
Find A Focal Point
Choose one area in the kitchen that draws the eye and makes a bold statement. We’ve already given you a few ideas for this one, but think fancy flooring, bold appliances, bright kitchen cabinets or patterned countertops. These are all ideal to add that attention-grabbing element.
Once you’ve decided on what area it is that you want to focus on, complement that area with a few quieter, but still eye-catching details.
Experiment With Open Shelving
The ideal feature, which marries together aesthetics and function – open shelving is a great way to keep clutter at bay as they often encourage you to only keep the necessities in your kitchen.