A new year has rolled around again, and can you believe we’re already in February? By now most of us have battled through snowy conditions and a nasty bout of the flu and we’re ready to get our homes looking tip top for a fresh new start. In fact, this is the time of year when most homeowners will look to upgrade or completely renovate their most loved spaces – the kitchen being number one on the list! Let’s take a look at the trends you’ll be falling in love with this Valentine’s, and some of my top picks for kitchen must-haves…
This is the perfect trend for you to include in your kitchen if cupboard space is at a minimum in your home (like mine!). You can create some gorgeous displays of your pantry ingredients without the room looking cluttered and untidy by streamlining your storage containers and adding some decorative elements. Choose a shelf that is a usable length, attach to the wall at a practical reachable height, and select a beautifully textured piece of wood to stay bang on trend.
My pick: Check out IKEA’s superb range of storage jars and tins – I love them all and they look fabulous on display. Get rid of any boxes and packets and have all your delicious ingredients in these!
A trend that is almost too everlasting to be deemed a “trend” is vintage style. A retro appliance in the kitchen is both fun and can create a wonderful conversation piece in the entertaining hub of the home. Have you ever considered purchasing a classic range for your home? It doesn’t cost as much as you might think (the Everhot 90 for example is £6,575) and a brand that has caught the attention of all those in the know from The Times to Ideal Home Magazine is Everhot. Enjoy perfectly cooked food with an efficient and balanced spread of heat, whilst warming your home on those chilly winter days we are yet to endure!
My pick: It’s almost impossible to choose from Everhot’s glorious colour range but these three in particular are lush: Dusky Pink, Aubergine, and Teal. Take a good look at all 15 colours they offer and be inspired!
Raw natural textures
Getting some of nature in the home through interior design has been a key part of home trends for a while, remember “hygge”? That lovely Danish word for all things cosy and delightful that you will have seen us write about before! Bring the outside in by choosing some wooden accessories and finding space for some plants in the room.
My pick: Have a look through John Lewis’ selection of amazing wooden chopping boards here. They will last the test of time if you treat them well with a specialist food-grade wood oil. Supermarkets can sometimes have a great choice of potted herbs that look so fitting in a cosy kitchen so keep your eyes peeled at your next grocery shop!
Don’t be scared of using gunmetal grey or black accessories in the kitchen. Although traditionally seen as making a room look smaller, little subtle dark touches are really on trend and won’t impact the feel of space in your kitchen. From chalkboards on which to write your weekly menu to dark storage baskets, there are lots of ways you could take this look.
My pick: Sinks and taps are a good place to introduce this trend into your kitchen. An anthracite tap looks so slick and modern, this one is definitely on my wish list.
*This is a collaborative post. All thoughts are my own. Items linked are available at time of publication but may vary in future.