The kitchen has always been the heart of the home, but never has that been more true than during the current chaos of a global pandemic. With so many of your favorite restaurants on hiatus, and delivery services taxing your wallet, you’ve probably been cooking more family meals than you ever planned on.
But staring at the same four walls—and decor—all the time? Well that can lead to its own special form of depression. Don’t panic! Just in time, we’re here to help with the latest in our weekly decor inspirations. Because you’ve already got enough to worry about.
Here are five of the most popular kitchen designs on Instagram right now, with details on how you can steal the look.
1. Sliding barn door
This baby-blue sliding door featured by @clearcutandco is one of the freshest kitchen trends we’ve seen of late. And the best part? It isn’t just for the folks rocking the farmhouse look.
“A sliding barn door is the must-have for modern farmhouse decor, but also fits quite nicely into a modern style as well,” says designer Doreen Amico-Sorell of Sorell Interiors. “Along with its aesthetic appeal, it serves as a functional door especially when there’s limited room and a standard swing door is not a good option with area restraints.”
Get the look: You can order your very own farmhouse-inspired sliding door from Home Depot.
2. Mini wall sconces
Your kitchen lighting doesn’t have to be a drab affair, as we can see from this post featured by @kitchens_of_insta.
“Mini wall sconces are a perfect addition to any area where special lighting may be needed,” says Amico-Sorell. “They offer decorative appeal and provide ambient light where a larger fixture or high-hats would not be appropriate. With so many choices, this accent offers the ideal functionality.”
Get the look: Snag your very own set of polished-brass wall sconces from Wayfair.
3. Cafe corner seating
We’re all missing our favorite cafes and diners right about now, so why not bring that comfy ambiance back into your home? This inspired corner bench (and pillows) from @sanctuaryhomedecor offers that perfect touch of the outside world we all need right now.
“Even if your home isn’t big enough to have an unused inch, why not transform an awkward corner into something warm and functional?” asks designer Jillian Wiedenmayer of Studio Den Den. “Built-in corner seating is the perfect and coziest solution.”
Get the look: Get some corner seating (and storage) going in your kitchen with this Ryland modular banquette storage set from Pottery Barn.
4. Whimsical woven fruit basket
Sometimes it’s the small touches that really make a space come together, and that seems to be the case with this woven fruit basket featured by @reserve_home.
“A hanging woven fruit basket brings the eye up off of those cluttered countertops,” Wiedenmayer says. “It’s a great way to visually bring some color into your space, and accentuate a dark-based kitchen with a light, airy top.”
Get the look: Bring this bit of whimsy into your kitchen by shopping this three-tier hanging basket from Urban Outfitters.
5. Vintage farmhouse armoire
There’s no denying the homey touch that custom antiques can bring to a space, and as we see more free-standing storage units in the kitchen we’re even more inspired to add a farmhouse armoire like this one from @farmhouseonboone.
“They don’t have to be as ‘farmy’ as they sound,” says Amico-Sorell. “Yes, you can distress it to fit into a modern farmhouse style, but painted or stained in a nice dark espresso can benefit any transitional or modern decor. Whatever you choose, the end result is more storage and aesthetic.”
Get the look: Drag your dusty antique armoire out of the basement, and repaint it for a fun weekend DIY, or shop this Wallsend reclaimed pine display curio cabinet from Wayfair.