See ya later, minimalism. According to Pinterest Predicts annual trend report, there’s at least one area of the home that’s about to have a maximalist explosion: The kitchen. Or, rather the kitschen.
According to Pinterest data, searches for “eclectic kitchen decor” have jumped 50 percent while the thrift-forward term “kitschy kitchen” has jumped 75 percent. (Well, well, well, rooster pitchers. I guess your day in the sun has returned.)
Maybe we’ve collectively tired of the spotless, white and marble kitchens that have dominated our feeds for the past few years. (I mean, are those even real? Who is living in these homes where you could seemingly conduct an autopsy on the countertop?) Maybe we’re finally ready to live our truths and display those pink baby deer salt and pepper shakers like our grandmas intended.
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Personally, I’m thrilled. As someone who began collecting vintage rainbow colored Fiestaware at literally 12 years old, I’ve been training well over half my life for this. I also venture a guess that a more eclectic style is far more forgiving when it comes to jelly smears and crusted tomato sauce. Thanks kids!
But fashion trends are one thing. Renovating an entire room just to keep up with whatever new vibe the internet tells us we should be vibing with? Nope. Not in this economy. (Or ever. I mean, who has that kind of energy?) But that’s the beauty here. Yes, of course you can paint those sage cabinets lime green. Or trade in that stainless steel fridge for an eye popping orange SMEG. But you could also scour thrift stores for retro treasures, or proudly display that kooky canister set your great aunt gave you last Christmas. Maybe you’re ahead of the curve and already invested in a cheery red KitchenAid mixer! Or, if you’re ready to drop a little coin and add some fun pops of kitsch to your kitchen, here are some of our favorite pieces of eclectic kitchen decor.