So, we have all heard that phrase ‘the new normal’ being mentioned a lot in the last week and a half. Working from home, juggling the kids, shopping online. And it’s already felt like a while since we popped into our favourite hipster coffee shop.
We’re certainly suffering with barista-made coffee withdrawal symptoms here.
But last time you were in there, you probably noticed the trendy accessories that are the very definition of “café cool” right now.
The crockery’s on show. There are open shelves crammed into every corner, full of house plants or books you can borrow.
I even saw a row of rolling pins donning a wall once.
And the reason we’re seeing more of this stuff in coffee shops? Firstly because it really looks very nice (even the rolling pins).
But also because modern life in 2020 is very much about being as open as possible. (You only need to spend a minute on Facebook to prove it.)
It comes across in the way we decorate our homes too.
We put our things on show, from utensils to cookbooks and chopping boards to big, glass jars of pasta. And it looks great!
But the problem that a lot of homeowners face when it comes to accessorising their kitchens is that there are cupboards on every wall, and toasters or bread bins on every surface.
If you’re looking for a change, and a more minimal, open feel in your next kitchen project, you might want to swap a cupboard or two for an industrial open shelf or a glass-fronted cabinet.
Again, islands offer a great way to accessorise, with plenty of options to create a cool vibe in your kitchen; like shelving for books, pans and spice racks, an open space for appliances or even a home for your hob or sink.
So, what’s your favourite kitchen trend right now?
Ours has got to be low-hanging lighting. Although we’re a sucker for bold accent colours too.
If you’d like to discuss more about what accessories could work in your next project, feel free to contact us.