With the last few snowstorms of the season rolling in, now feels like the perfect time to get cozy in the kitchen and whip up your favorite winter treats. After all, we’re entering the ideal few weeks where we can still indulge in hearty comfort foods as we look forward to perfecting new recipes inspired by spring.
So, this week’s trending looks on Instagram are all about showcasing some of the best kitchen remodel ideas for bakers and chefs. And we also have a few small yet visually powerful hacks if you don’t want to blow your entire remodel budget in one click!
Whether you’re craving a better place to display your culinary accomplishments or simply need improved organization for all of your spices and herbs—this collection has it all. Here are five trending kitchen decor looks that will soon be on every cook’s wishlist.
1. Springy sage green cabinets
Nothing revives a kitchen quite like a fresh coat of paint. And this springy sage green hue from @scandinavianhomes_inspo feels like just the springtime boost we need this time of year.
“Sage is a current vibe because it’s soft and yet impactful,” says Christina Jones, founder of Twenty-Eighth Design Studio. “With the need for self-care after a crazy two years, sage helps reflect calm, tranquility, and relaxation. This color isn’t going anywhere.”
Get the look: Pick up a can of Behr’s Sage Green interior paint to bring some garden-inspired color into your kitchen.
2. Open-concept pantry
This look’s for all the spice hunters—the folks with massive collections of herbs the rest of us can barely pronounce. We see you, and your culinary prowess deserves a stage of its own, like this open-concept pantry from @alchemyfinehome.
“The open-concept pantry evokes the delightful look of gourmet food markets, whether in high-end city shops or countryside vintage stores,” says kitchen designer Susan Serra. “We’ve used our kitchens more frequently over the past two years, so home cooks experimented with and stocked up on new ingredients. So displaying lovely food containers along with decorative items on open shelves is a new trend that is both lovely to look at and practical.”
Get the look: Don’t want to budget for a full pantry remodel? Snag one of these Frederickson curio cabinets instead to display all of your favorite kitchenware.
3. Kitchen ladder
The kitchens we’re all drawn to combine functionality with warm nostalgia. And that’s why we love the idea of this charming kitchen ladder from @carrierandco.
“The kitchen ladder takes us back to the practicality of earlier kitchens,” says Serra. “Ideal for any size kitchen, the ladder makes easy use of accessing items in cabinets that are otherwise hard or impossible to reach. They can nearly double the storage capacity of a kitchen. And the look of a kitchen ladder also adds a wonderful visual dimension to the space.”
Get the look: Bring new heights to your kitchen storage capabilities with this natural knotty pine sliding ladder.
4. Industrial lighting
We all need a little more light when we’re reading a recipe or microplaning parmesan. This industrial lighting from @homewithrue solves both of those issues, all while adding a touch of modern vintage flair to any kitchen design.
“Industrial lighting has become popular for several reasons,” says Serra. “Functionally, the lights add better quality and brighter light when using countertops for prep or projects, especially if they are large. Aesthetically, the lights add a casual look that makes a space especially comfortable. Plus, the shapes of many types of vintage lighting are sculptural and can blend in well with a variety of kitchen design themes.”
Get the look: Add some eye-candy—and functional—lighting to your kitchen workspace with a few of these industrial farmhouse pendants.
5. Baker’s display box
There’s nothing worse than baking something exquisite and having nowhere to show off the finished product! Enter this baker’s display box from @dabbling_and_decorating—the perfect solution for any baking enthusiast.
“Nothing says home like the smell of freshly baked goods and well-organized cookie jars,” says Jones. “A current trend of displaying baked goods provides an added touch of inviting and warm feelings. And here’s a styling tip: Choose a baker’s box that’s on-theme with your decor, preferably one with a wood texture with glass casing for that timeless look.”
Get the look: Bring some homey baking design into your kitchen with this Cal-Mil reclaimed wood display case.