Trends come and go but every look, whether it’s old or new, is always anchored with something classic and timeless.

If you’re redesigning your kitchen or you are moving into your very first home, let this year’s most popular designs inspire you.

Here are some recent interior design trends that will get your creative juices flowing, and each one will provide you with a whole series of ideas for refurbishing your own home.

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This year’s hottest kitchen design trends:

Black and white kitchen

Black and white

If you’re into fashion, you’ll have noticed that monochrome is everywhere around us. The black and white trend has become a major staple in every woman’s wardrobe and this has been led by the designer catwalks of London, Paris and Milan. Now the trend translates into the interior design world and splashes of black and white are becoming a must-have feature in the kitchen.

Bright light Kitchen

Bright lights and Oversized lighting

Nothing is more desirable in a small kitchen than lighting. Natural lighting is the best option if you want to create an illusion of space. But a great trend to set you on for the dark evenings is the addition of bright, oversized light fittings. Keep everything else simple, tidy and uncluttered and use the light fittings as a design feature / focal point in the room.

Country Chic Kitchen

Country chic

The farmhouse / country cottage look has been prevailing for quite a few years now and it doesn’t look like it’s about to stop. Whether you love the country chic style or you want to achieve a farmhouse look, there are so many ways you can get this look in your kitchen. This style can be reflected though your choice in flooring as well as your kitchen sink and other fittings.

Custom Cabinets

Custom cabinets

This has become a popular choice for new homeowners who want a functional kitchen that works in harmony with their lifestyle. A popular addition is to consider the detail on these cabinets such as the door fronts and door handles, giving your kitchen a very unique and one of a kind look. Custom cabinets are a fantastic way of refreshing an old, tired kitchen.