Design and decor trends seem to change all the time, so it can be hard keeping up with what’s currently trending. The good news is that many trends stick around for a while, meaning that you can feel more at ease when making certain changes to your home.
One of the most renovated and redecorated rooms in a home is the kitchen. This is likely because kitchens are gathering places for families, making it one of the focal points in a home. Kitchens also have a lot that can be done to them, from the flooring to the countertops and the lighting. Here are seven of the top design and decor trends for your kitchen in 2022.
Open concept homes are becoming more and more popular, which means that certain rooms are becoming more spacious. Many homes being built today and in the last few years have been built with kitchen islands, but now double kitchen islands are becoming popular. Just a single island gives you more counter space, but a double island gives you even more. Islands can be bare (only serving as extra seating space), have a sink, a dishwasher, a stove, or any combination of the above.
Floating shelves have been a popular trend in many rooms in the home, but now they’re becoming more popular in kitchens. They can be used to store cookbooks, canned goods, boxed foods, etc.— but most people use them to hold their kitchen decor, such as plants. They’re a minimalist design that gives you more storage space without taking up too much room, which is why they’re so popular.
Another new trend that’s catching on is being able to see what’s in your cabinets. If floating shelves aren’t your thing, switch your cabinet doors to glass doors. This is also a functional decor option, allowing you to see exactly what’s in your cabinets before opening them. This also motivates you to keep the items in your cabinets in perfect order. Some people choose to switch only a few of their cabinet doors to glass doors, while others switch them all.
Kitchen backsplashes made with real tile have long been a kitchen decor trend. Usually, they are done with matte finishes, but now there’s a move towards glossier finishes. This is an especially beautiful decor piece when combined with the Farmhouse design style, creating contrast with the rustic and wooden textures that are found throughout the Farmhouse style. Glazed tiles are easy to clean, and they look especially nice with natural lighting reflecting off of the gloss. Even more muted colors shine in the natural light.
Gold faucets, sinks, and hardware are becoming more trendy these days. They create a nice contrast in white, creme, and other light neutral colored kitchens. You may even see them as an accent in darker colored kitchens. Gold finishes work best with Modern, Contemporary, and Minimalist design styles.
Marble countertops are becoming more and more popular in kitchens, possibly because of the value it adds to a home. Marble is also water resistant, heat resistant, and stain resistant when it’s sealed properly. It’s associated with luxury as it can be very expensive, but lasts for a long time.
Marble in the kitchen doesn’t just stop at the countertops. Sometimes an entire kitchen island can be made out of marble. This style works well with muted, natural colors, but it can also provide a stark contrast against darker colors and other textures.
There are several interior design styles that use elements of nature as a big part of the overall theme, such as Boho, Cottagecore, and Farmhouse. Consider unpainted wooden cabinets, tables, and chairs for your kitchen. Complete the natural look with neutral colors and real plants and flowers.
Choosing more natural elements for your kitchen (and other rooms of your home) also has its health benefits. Many furniture pieces are treated with harsh chemicals, such as formaldehyde, and they can be released into the air, threatening your indoor air quality (IAQ).
Contemporary, Farmhouse, Minimalist, and Modern are some of the interior design styles that are most popular right now, and these seven decor ideas fit perfectly with one or more of these. Many of these design styles emphasize these decor trends, which is why both the design styles and decor trends are popular right now.