If you’re sick of the same stark kitchens and stainless steel scattered throughout, 2014 is the year to give the hub of your home some character. Following a period of the all-white kitchen crowned as king, this year’s kitchen trends come on strong with non-traditional lighting, black hardware and natural materials. Erin Feasby of Feasby & Bleeks Design in Toronto shares her five predictions for the hottest kitchen trends in 2014, with a focus on incorporating decorative touches to an already functional space.
1 Sconce lighting
“The ongoing trend of fewer upper cabinets in the kitchen opens up more space for decorative task lighting, like sconces,” says Erin. “It's not all about under-cabinet lighting so much anymore.” Erin points out that these fixtures are often on adjustable arms, giving the option to have the light directed where you need it most. Look for decorative task fixtures in black, iron and aged brass finishes to really make a statement in your kitchen.