If you’ve ever visited an artist’s home, you know how perfectly eclectic their decor can be. Touches of color here, touches of fantasy there.
And while many of us yearn to have a home that reflects our own creativity, that’s often easier said than done. Where to start if you want to bring that certain I do not know what in your house? Well, we have some ideas.
This week’s Instagram design trends offer a unique solution to make your kitchen unique. We’ve scoured all the posts for inspiration that swings between fun and bold decor while still fitting into an overall modern theme. Here are five on-trend eclectic looks that will help turn your kitchen into, quite simply, an eye-catching piece of art.
1. Pink and black kitchen
Who said that 90s pink and black color scheme had to be ditched? Well, let’s just say they were wrong, as anyone who admires this punk rock design from @pinkspopr can attest.
“Black reigns supreme in 2022 as the color of choice for many designers,” says Jenna Morrow, owner of interior design firm The Morrow Home. “The days of associating black and white with neutral tones are over. This pink and black kitchen is an example of using color to make a bold statement, create contrast and play with juxtaposition. By using two radically different colors, the eye can appreciate each of them.
Have the look: Pair this shade of Pink Ground with this Off-Black paint.
2. Botanical corner
Do you have an underused corner of your kitchen? So why not spice it up with a botanical theme as seen in this photo by @etalageuk.
“The botanical corner trend is popular because it brings natural elements into the kitchen,” says the designer Kate Diaz, by Swanky Den. “It can make the room more relaxing, which is a great quality for a kitchen. Some pairing ideas for this trend include using earthy colors in the room or natural materials like wood or stone.
Have the look: Display your favorite spices in jars, add some spring flowers, then complete your botanical corner with a set of vintage prints.
3. Modern cafe curtains
Whether or not you serve fancy coffee drinks, you can definitely make your kitchen a place where artists gather by adding a few of these cafe curtains from @ohara_interiors.
“One of the main reasons why modern cafe curtains are so popular is that they work well in a variety of settings and add a touch of style to any room,” says Diaz. “Often made from high-quality materials, these curtains are also an excellent choice for their durability.”
Have the look: Bring the latte vibe into your kitchen with these Billups Floral Scallop Cafe Curtains.
4. Counter cabinets
Looking for extra kitchen storage space that doesn’t match your typical bulky wall cabinets? Then check out this solution from @rebeccaandgenevieve.
“The past two years have transformed the way we use our homes, especially common spaces like the kitchen,” Morrow says. “Storage and functionality have become more important than ever, leading the counter cabinet trend. Much of the storage space is wasted in the kitchen between upper and lower cabinets, so designers are helping homeowners maximize space, while providing better accessibility and contributing to the overall aesthetic of the kitchen. ‘a kitchen.
have the look: Hang a few of these Symphony wall cabinets for optimal storage.
5. Alcove for stove
No matter how you stack your storage, you’ll love this next eclectic kitchen style from @layeredindesign.
“As the saying goes, everything old is new again. Certainly, stove alcoves are no exception,” says Morrow. “Stove alcoves were popular in Victorian times, but have become a trend in recent years with their ability to add character to the kitchen. Incorporating intricate crown molding along the perimeter, stove alcoves create visual interest and are another way to infuse color into any kitchen.
Have the look: Find a local designer or builder who can help make your alcove dreams a reality.