Coming into 2018, we are seeing many fabulous new trends emerging in furniture design for your Kitchen and Dining areas. In response to our busier lives, furniture and decorating trends are embracing a more practical and functional approach; you will find all of the following pieces available online with Australia wide delivery from Temple & Webster.
Storage & Versatility in the Kitchen
We are all too familiar with the dreaded task of finding that elusive extra storage in our homes, especially in the Kitchen! A great way to add style, versatility and of course, much needed storage in your Kitchen is to include fabulous and versatile pieces that offer a range of uses. A very popular and cost effective solution is the classic Chopping Block (or Butcher’s Block).
These lovely pieces not only offer an incredible amount of storage to your Kitchen, but also add handy benchspace when and where you need it, while also creating a characteristic feature in your Kitchen. Use your Chopping Block as a Kitchen island, roll it around the space to add extra benchspace when you need it or use it in your Dining area for a buffet dinner!
So. Many. Options.
Texture & Colour
2018 will see more colour and texture making its way into our Kitchens and Dining areas, with the favourites being cooler deep navy, mossy greens and of course, classic neutral tones, as well as softer hues of rust, rose and blush in our soft furnishings and accessories. We’ll also be seeing a comeback of the beautifully characteristic Oak timbers in our furniture – after all, who can resist the rustic, warmth of a good timber!
Set off your colour scheme with metallic hardware: Although a classic chrome or stainless steel will always be on trend, brass is still going strong as a substitute to chrome, as is a matte black finish.
Light, Easy-Care Dining Room Furniture
If you are on the market for a new Dining table, today’s trending styles offer a fantastically low maintenance solution! Gone are the heavy, weighted-looking pieces of the past and in their place, we are seeing timber textured tables featuring much thinner tops and slimmer legs. Taking a cue from the ever popular Scandinavian style of furniture design, these pieces create the illusion of light and space in your Dining room. The textured top provides an excellent, low maintenance surface finish that won’t show up marks and fingerprints; just a simple wipe down and that’s it!
Feature pendant lighting is a fantastic way of injecting character, colour and texture to your interiors. Pendant lights over your Kitchen island will provide both valuable task lighting and a stunning feature in your Kitchen: cluster your pendant lights over your Kitchen island or your Dining room table to create visual impact. Depending on the style of your selected light fitting, you may even consider installing each fitting at a slightly different height for a truly stylish look.
Vintage/Industrial styled light fittings will continue to impact the world of interior design in 2018: this style offers a timeless look in the home and can be easily paired with different home decorating styles when redecorating your space.
Black is the New White
All white Kitchens have reigned supreme over the last decade or so. Although white will always be a safe, classic choice, there is a definite shift towards a bolder, dramatic all black style in the Kitchen! An all black Kitchen simply oozes class and sophistication and with very good reason: with a world of different materials and finishes (such as Laminex’s Anti-Fingerprint Surfaces) available, black isn’t really such a high maintenance option anymore. Carry the look through to your Dining area with stylish black dinnerware.
This post was sponsored by our friends over at Temple & Webster Australia!
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