Kitchens are known for being the heart of the home, the central hub that allows friends and loved ones to gather around to socialise, eat and cook together. But what are the current trends that are key to creating a kitchen that exudes comfort, sophistication and practically?
Concealed Kitchens –
Disguising appliances in a way that make the kitchen a place for entertaining rather than a cooking area. Door panels that look like decorative wall finishes with hidden handles camouflage the bulky and distracting appliances. This can extend your entertaining area making your room feel larger and multi-purposed.
Refreshing Mid Century Design –
Bright hues including whites, greys and creams contrasting against rich timbers and soft curves combines Mid Century characteristics with contemporary design. Wooden cabinetry mixed with white marble allows kitchens to look fresh and open.
Marble emulates luxury, opulence and indulgence. Strong veins create textural contract between other polished surfaces, metals and woods. Making a significant statement, marble adds sustainability and durability whilst being the centrepiece to any room.
Dark Drama –
Dark hues are often overlooked as purely an accent colour, yet dark cabinetry, moody walls and work surfaces can create a luxe statement quite like no other. Drama can make an ordinary kitchen a major talking point in a home.
Handleless Design –
Free flowing, recessed handles or push-open and close doors are gaining traction in contemporary kitchen design. Providing a sleek and streamlined look that highlights simplicity in a minimal way which allow materials and finishes to shine.Read more
We can all agree that 2020 was a pivotal eye opener in the way we live and use our homes. Predicted trends changed and we adapted to becoming homebodies with the mindset of comfort, tranquillity and Zen. With 2021 well and truly rolling we have put together some current design trends that are thriving.
Organic Lines –
Curves, bends and bows are currently dominating interiors through furniture, art and décor. We are choosing to incorporate soft edges and organic shapes into our homes to highlight comfort and ease. With notions to the Art Deco period and the 60s we are adopting these styles and revamping them in a contemporary way.
Soft Textures –
Soft materials such as faux fur, velvet, mohair and boucle are being included in homes to create a cosy and relaxing environment. The addition of these textures can easily be done with cushions, scatter throws and blankets. Textured occasional chairs are a great option to add a focal point in a room.
Earth Tones –
Warm earthy tones are a neutral choice that emulate nature and the environment. Colours such as beiges, sands, nudes and terra cottas are all prominent choices which can promote tranquillity and bring nature indoors.
Natural Materials –
Natural materials and nature are continuing to make it into our homes. With most of us being deprived of the outdoors during the Covid-19 lockdown, many of us chose to surround ourselves with nature. Seen through the huge craze of plants and greenery in 2020 which is continuing in 2021. Additionally, rattan, clay, stone, glass and cork are all materials on the rise.
In conclusion people are becoming more mindful with their homes and creating spaces that evoke calm and relaxation. What’re your thoughts on these interior design trends?Read more