Trending Textures: Incorporating Wicker in Your Kitchen
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Once relegated to outdoor furniture sets and picnic baskets, wicker is having a major comeback in interior styling and design. A flexible and dynamic material, wicker can be incorporated into several rooms of your home – and the kitchen is no exception.
From furniture and light fittings to custom kitchen cabinets and island benches, we’re taking a look at how you can use this trending texture in your space.
Wicker’s natural texture means it pairs well with a range of different styles and materials, making it a versatile choice for your kitchen furniture.
As it’s a great balancer, wicker can help to offset a bold space if you’ve got a lot of colour or bright pieces in the kitchen. Add wicker chairs around the kitchen table or swap your breakfast bar stools for wicker pieces to soften the space. Finish with indoor plants or herbs to complete the look.
Wicker’s versatility also means you can mix and match your furniture – wicker comes in a variety of styles and shades, so don’t be afraid to pair different pieces together for an authentic look.
Taking it one step further, wicker cabinetry is everywhere right now. For a coastal feel, swap out the panelling in your under-bench cabinets for wicker – the natural textures work well in kitchens and pair especially well with timber floors.
You can also opt for a painted wicker to get the benefits of texture without changing your colour scheme – wicker looks great in white and is a lower-impact addition to your space.
Aside from custom kitchen cabinets, you can also incorporate standalone units for a more temporary solution (and some welcomed additional storage). Use as a home for entertaining crockery in your dining area.
If you like to decorate your space with indoor plants, a wicker planter is a great way to showcase your green thumb.
From small pots that sit on the bench to larger planters for those statement plants, the natural texture of wicker is a perfect complement to the greenery in your kitchen.
Lighting and lampshades
Whether you prefer a statement light fitting or like the look of smaller pendant lights, wicker shades can instantly create a cozy, laidback feel in your kitchen.
Opt for a larger lampshade for an accent over your kitchen table, or outfit island bench pendants with smaller pieces for a more subtle look that’s just as effective.
For the perfect balance of privacy and natural light, look no further than wicker for your kitchen windows.
Wicker blinds look great whether they’re up or down, and can help to soften light in your kitchen without casting the whole space into darkness.
On the topic of storage, wicker baskets are really effective when it comes to keeping your kitchen organised without sacrificing style.
A set of baskets can help to declutter any open or square shelving, or bring some much-needed organisation to your pantry. These can also help to complement your custom kitchen cabinets.
Whether you host a lot or just want to dress up your dinner table, wicker place settings are a great choice that go with just about anything.
Wicker makes a great neutral base for any colour palette, so you don’t have to worry about matching your servingware.
We love wicker paired with brass or gold cutlery for a beachy aesthetic.
If you spend a lot of time entertaining, it’s a great idea to open up your outdoor area and blend the lines between your kitchen and the outdoor entertaining space.
Update your outdoor setting with wicker chairs and plush cushions for a coastal summer feel all year round. It’s a classic look that’s durable and comfortable, and pairs well with lots of different styles depending on the season.
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