With the right materials and the proper skills, anyone can decorate and renovate their kitchen. You don’t need a decorator to make your kitchen look exactly the way you want. You may easily do everything yourself.
But what are some trends that you may follow? Each choice may depend on your creative skills and your possibilities – but overall, all of these trends may easily be followed through in the comfort of your own home, without you needing to call in a pro.
According to Hayley Simmons, the Magnet head of merchandising, “colorful kitchens are set to be a huge trend for 2021, as we spend more time indoors looking for color to enhance our mood. It seems like we’ve been staring at the same four walls for some time now, and 2021 is all about taking risks with interiors, creating a new and very different feeling environment.”
In this regard, she also explains that aside from colorful kitchens, more and more people are daring to add red in this space: “Shades of red may seem daunting in the kitchen but the beautifully elegant Pass The Merlot offers a muted red that is the perfect combination of style and comfort. By pairing with neutral greys, truffles and cashmeres, families can experiment with daring color without it being overpowering.”
Green cabinetry has also become very popular this year due to its versatility. “This color is not only a neutral but also plays well with warm and light tones. People are moving away from ‘safe’ white or dark-wood cabinets,” interior designer Michelle Harrison McAllister said in an article for Insider. Mixed with some brass fixtures or gold hardware, it will look luxurious while retaining that natural tone.
Hanging Storage Jars
One thing that’s becoming very popular nowadays is hanging storage – and some of the best options for DIYers are jars. To make the most out of your storage, you can simply nail some lids underneath the storage cabinets, fill the jars with what you want to store inside them, and attach them to the lid. Not only are they practical in terms of space, but they are also great when it comes to decorative items.
Want to cook up a new splashback? In that case, you might want to go for something that makes a statement. Experiment with different elements and patterns – with a model that particularly appeals to you. There are countless DIY shops where you may find tiles or waterproof wallpaper to get you going.
“People want to make more of a unique statement; from waterfall islands to worktop to ceiling splashbacks,” says Gary Bartlett, the director of Meridien Interiors. The general idea is that while classic black and white are popular, people are still looking for some ‘splash’ in their kitchen – and often, the backsplash seems to be the appropriate ’victim.’
For some time, open shelves have been the most popular kitchen trend – but now, concealed storage is all the rage. In kitchens that tend to gather many things, hidden shelves or kitchen ladders have become quite popular.
So, do you have some extra space that you are not using – like, for example, the space between your fridge and the wall? Well, you may create a pretty roll-out shelf for that. Not only will it improve your storage problem, but it will also minimize the cluttered look in your kitchen.
Wooden crates can work just as well here. The standard wooden storage piece can look very stylish and natural on a shelf, looking pretty regardless of how you stack it. Plus, the beauty of wooden crates is that you can paint them in whichever color you want – which is one of the reasons why they have grown so much in popularity.
The Bottom Line
There are various things that will be trending in 2021 in terms of kitchens that you can “cook up” yourself. More and more people are appreciating bold colors and patterns, as well as unique storage options. In this regard, you may easily decorate your kitchen by yourself, all by using a couple of unique décor tips. All you’ll need is the right tools and a good idea.