If you’ve ever visited an artist’s home, you know how perfect his decor can be. Pops of color here, playful accents there.
And while many of us strive to have a home that reflects our own creativity, this is often easier said than done. But where do you start if you want to bring that certain something Je ne sais quoi into your home? Well we have some ideas.
This week’s design trends from Instagram offer a unique solution to make your kitchen unique. We’ve trawled through all the posts to find inspiration that crosses the line between fun and daring decor while still fitting into an overall modern theme. Here are five trendy, versatile looks that will easily transform your kitchen into an eye-catching work of art.
1. Pink and Black Kitchen
Who said this pink and black ’90s color scheme should be left behind? Well, let’s just say they were wrong – as anyone who admires this punk rock design by @pinkpopr can attest.
“Black is the number one color of choice for many designers in 2022,” she says Jenna tomorrow, owner of interior design firm The Morrow Home. “Gone are the days of combining black and white with neutral tones. This pink and black kitchen is an example of using color to make a bold statement, creating contrast and playing with juxtapositions. By using two drastically different colors, the eye can perceive each one separately.”
Get the look: Team this shade of pink ground with this off-black color.
2. Botanical Corner
Do you have an unused corner of your kitchen? Then why not spice it up with a botanical theme, as we see in this photo by @etalageuk.
“The botanical corner trend is popular because it brings natural elements into the kitchen,” says the designer Kate Diaz, from Swanky Den. “It allows the space to feel more relaxed, which is a great feature for a kitchen. Some pairing ideas for this trend are using earthy colors in the room or natural materials like wood or stone.”
Get the look: Display your favorite spices in jars, throw in some spring blooms, then complete your botanical corner with a set of vintage prints.
3. Modern cafe curtains
Whether you serve fancy coffee drinks or not, you can definitely make your kitchen feel like a place where artists gather by adding a pair of these cafe curtains from @ohara_interiors.
“One of the main reasons modern cafe curtains are so popular is that they work well in different settings and add a touch of style to any room,” says Diaz. “Often made from quality materials, these curtains are also a great choice for their durability.”
Get the look: Bring some latte vibes into your kitchen with these floral scalloped cafe curtains from Billups.
4. Top cabinets
Looking for extra kitchen storage that’s not your typical bulky closets? Then check out this solution by @rebeccaandgenevieve.
“The last two years have changed the way we use our homes, especially common spaces like the kitchen,” says Morrow. “Storage and functionality have become more important than ever, paving the way for the counter cabinet trend. In the kitchen, a lot of storage space is lost between the upper and lower cabinets, so designers are helping homeowners maximize space while providing better accessibility and contributing to the overall aesthetic of a kitchen.”
get the look: Grab a pair of these Symphony wall cabinets for optimal storage that meets style.
5. Oven niche
No matter how you stack your storage, you’ll love this next versatile kitchen style from @layeredindesign.
“As the saying goes, everything old is new again. Oven niches are certainly no exception,” says Morrow. “Oven niches were popular during the Victorian era but they have become a trend in recent years as they can add character to the kitchen. From using different tiles in the niche to incorporating intricate moldings along the perimeter, oven niches create visual interest and are another way to add color to any kitchen.”
Get the look: Find a local designer or contractor who can help make your alcove dreams a reality.