DDL: First-Class Cabinetry Trends

From cereal boxes and toiletry items to a growing set of books – there comes a point in everyone’s life that stacking things on the counter or in the corner is no longer an option.

Choosing the right cabinetry can help organise your home and life. However, as an unmissable feature in your home, it also attracts attention and sets the mood for any room. So why not make most of this seemingly function-driven feature in your home?

We’ve checked in with our décor specialists to find out what cabinetry design trends they think are reigning supreme in 2019:

Cool Kitchens
From cozy banquette-style seating to striking two-toned décor, kitchens have been getting the royal treatment this year. Everything and the kitchen sink have been rehauled, redesigned and replaced to help us fall in love with our kitchens again:

  • Colour: Many people are beginning to incorporate coloured cabinets in kitchens to make a statement and creating a mood. You don’t have to go all out – dip your toe in the colour pool by painting your cabinets in neutral colours like grey, yellow and soft green. Or paint a large kitchen island in a bright colour to create an accent piece in your kitchen.
  • Design: Streamlined, traditional cabinetry still lies at the heart of kitchen décor. However, dabbling in contrasting textures can bring new life to your kitchen. Try using natural, raw materials with some copper accents throughout the kitchen to complement your cabinets for age-old warmth. Underlighting can also add flair to an otherwise traditional kitchen look and feel.
  • Material: Oakwood cabinetry is starting to creep back into the kitchen with an elegant, natural appeal. Wood also adds dimension and texture to almost any theme in your kitchen. Use reclaimed wood or replace your countertops with butcher blocks for extra elegance.

Boudoir Beauty
Many millennials are doing more with less space, a trend that will continue in 2020. In order to make your cabinetry work harder, designers are eliminating dressers and closets in the bedroom and replacing it with an all-encompassing walk-in feature that maximises space:

  • Colour: Closets can easily become dark and closed off spaces, leading them to feel claustrophobic and uninviting. Using a glossy-white theme lightens and brightens this space, conveying the modern and clean minimalist look that is trending right now. If you’re looking for a more creative solution, anything from paint accents to wallpaper to adhesive wood wall panelling can serve to take your closet to the next level.

  • Design: Drawers in the closet space provides an out-of-sight organisation option while lending an attractive, smooth finished look to the closet design. Use the space wisely with cornered shelf designs and double hanging spaces, perfect for his and her clothing. Deep shelves for shoes are also a prominent feature to display all those walking-assets.
  • Material: Just as in kitchen cabinetry, wooden features are making a big come-back in the bedroom. Pine and Cedar woods are best for strength and stability in closet designs. Pair this with brass and antique gold hardware for the perfect balance between contemporary and traditional.

Back to the Bathroom
Yes, your bathroom is a functional spot, but that doesn’t mean it can’t make a statement with design. Many designers are being inspired by polished industrial looks and fresh takes on classic bathroom design, as well as bathrooms that provide extra storage space while remaining streamlined and contemporary.

  • Colour: Bold bathrooms is definitely a trend in 2020. For a bolder, spa-inspired bathroom think dark, sultry marble cabinets that evoke an indulgent high-end experience. Add brass and gold accents to everything, including your sinks, toilets and cabinetry for just the right amount of depth, dimension, and luxury feel.
  • Design: One of the biggest trends in bathroom design is cabinetry that resembles furniture, with legs and open shelves where bottles, towels and other attractive items can be showcased. Taller cabinets, pull-out drawer dividers and built-in laundry areas help maximize the space. Floating shelves are also a versatile and aesthetically pleasing storage option that can be tucked into a variety of spaces, including above the shower head for keeping towels.
  • Material: Even in the bathroom, wood is a favourite material where repurposed hutches and vintage dressers are used as vanities, creating a beautiful focal point in the bathroom.

Living Space Luxury
The living room is the heart of the home and except for your bedroom, this is where you spend most of your time. Having a fantastic living room cabinet draws attention to the beauty and synchronisation of the room’s design.

  • Colour: If there’s one trend this year that’s totally eye-catching, it’s the colourful trend. Living room cabinets are being deigned in an array of bold shades that we haven’t seen in a while. Make it the focal point in your living room for a warm, contemporary feel. If bright colours aren’t suitable, try using two-toned wood-stained colours for a more traditional interpretation of this trend.
  • Design: With Ling room spaces getting smaller, and furniture getting bigger, streamlined and space-saving cabinetry is essential. Multiple shaped units can be grouped together to provide many different storage options on one wall of a room. This type of multifunctional unit arrangement also creates a great solution for an entertainment wall, giving ample opportunities to neatly house TVs and consoles, and conceal DVD collections and video games.
  • Material: There are so many reasons why wood is the chosen material for cabinetry this season. Wood done right can always be a perfect addition and there are endless possible design applications and so many different kinds of wood — you can paint it or stain it or leave it as is and create anything from a visually stunning accent wall to beams that become the centre piece of your living room.

Whether your home is big or small, our bespoke furniture design services ensure that your cabinets go from simple storage to state-of-the-art showpieces. Visit the DDL showroom floor in Kramerville, Sandton for even more interior décor inspiration.

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