Home buyers and owners are just obsessed with kitchens these days, it seems. If you’re a regular reader of ours, you know that each week, we scroll through hundreds of posts on Instagram to bring you the hottest decor of the moment . So we decided it was high time to work our social media magic on this most attention-grabbing of rooms.
However, discovering lots of droolworthy designs is one thing; replicating the look without breaking the bank, we’ve learned, is quite another.
So this week, as we focus on the kitchen, we decided to go the extra mile and find affordable ways for you to reproduce these gorgeous ideas yourself. If you’d like to give the heart of your home a little refresh, just take a spin through the dreamiest decor trends of the moment—and then check out what you can order to steal the look.
1. Dreamy waterfall island
There’s no water involved in this trending island countertop design, but the end result (as seen in this post from @lighting_design_company) might be as magical as any real-life waterfall we’ve ever seen.
“These types of kitchen islands are popping up in modern homes all over the country,” says Jim Kabel of Next Stage Design + Build. “They come in varying designs and styles, and homeowners can find waterfall kitchen islands made in quartz, wood, granite, and concrete. Perhaps the main advantage of these kitchen islands is durability—as the end panels on waterfall kitchen islands are ideal for preventing scratches.”
Get the look: Chat with the experts at Home Depot to get your kitchen island retrofitted with a custom waterfall countertop.
2. Featherlight rattan bar stools
If you’ve already started hunting for new bar stools for your kitchen, then you know just how expensive (and cumbersome) they can be. Not the case if you choose something light and chic like these rattan stools featured by @kerrykirkphoto.
“These are very popular in kitchen decor right now, because they provide a sense of authenticity and comfort,” Kabel says. “Conveniently lightweight, they’re still very durable and sturdy.”
Get the look: Snap up a few of these rattan bar stools from Wayfair. Enjoy!
3. Mood gray cabinets
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Shad Thames Project | During the Victorian era, Shad Thames was one of the most important industrial hubs in England and was known as the ‘Larder of London’ thanks to the completion of Butlers Wharf which was home to warehouses storing tea, coffee, spices and dried fruit. Today these warehouses are apartments like this one that celebrates the rich heritage of this area by exposing and restoring the original brickwork and steel beams. #humphreymunsonkitchens | @paullmcraig
A simple paint switch is an easy way to transform your kitchen, and one of the hottest cabinet colors of the moment is this dark and moody gray featured by @humphreymunson.
“2020 is all about embracing dramatic colors,” says Amy Hillary of Wallsauce. “Whether dark gray, navy, neo mint, or orange. This on-trend Humphrey Munson kitchen is a fantastic example of the use of dark and mature colors.”
Get the look: Give your kitchen a whole new look with a coat of Railings paint from Farrow & Ball.
4. Pretty-in-pink tile
Another top trend we’re seeing a whole lot of in kitchens this week? Pastel tile, like this pretty-in-pink look by @mirjam_hart.
“Pastel tiles are a great way to create a unique and eye-grabbing kitchen design,” Kabel says. “Pastels offer a new twist on the traditional white-colored kitchen, bringing a bright and warm aesthetic to the space.”
Get the look: Create your own custom pastel look by shopping these Stacy Garcia Maddox Deco Coral tiles from TileBar.
5. Warm white range hood
While dark cabinets are in, gloomy range hoods are definitely out. Give your kitchen that bright and airy aesthetic (as in this post from @bynumhomes) at a bargain price, by opting instead for a warm white finish.
“Range hoods no longer just have to be boring stainless steel fixtures that only serve a utilitarian purpose,” says Kabel. “All-white range hoods are a wonderful accent in your kitchen design that offer a clean and organized feel. With clever planning, your range hood can become a seamless part of your kitchen wall.”
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