It’s been fun to take a look at trends of the moment, lately. As I was taking a look at some of 2013′s hottest trends for kitchens, I discovered one that surprised me: kitchen seating.
Who knew that where we sit in the kitchen was going to get so much fun? From bar stools to banquettes, the places where we park our derrieres are getting to be a big focus when it comes to kitchen design. Take bar stools, for example. We’re using them as a low-commitment way to bring color to our kitchens. And the great thing about bar stools? You always have more than one, so if you want to try out more than one bright pop of color, you can! On the other hand, we are looking to optimize our seating capacity when it comes to kitchen tables, leaning towards efficient banquette seating for informal dining. This is a really terrific option when it comes to decorating kitchens–giving you a chance to pick out upholstery that will look great in your space, and saving money on extra chairs (trust me, they can be pricey!).
Colorful Bar Stools
Pale Kitchen with a Pop of Yellow | Looking At Glass
White Kitchen with Orange Bar Stools | Midwest Living
White Kitchen with Blue Stools | Young House Love
Painted Metal Stools | Pinterest
Tangerine Stools in a Traditional Kitchen | Emily A. Clark
Green Kitchen Stools | Better Homes & Gardens
White Kitchen with Bright Accents | Better Homes & Gardens
More Orange Bar Stools | Punkste
Kitchen Banquette with Yellow Chairs | The Lettered Cottage
Coral and Blue Dining Banquette | Better Homes & Gardens
Well-lit Banquette | The Zhush
Tiny Banquette | Better Homes & Gardens
Yellow and White Banquette | Looking At Glass
Mod Lemon & Lime Banquette | Palmer Weiss
U-shaped Banquette | Better Homes & Gardens
Banquette Seating | House of Smiths
Picnic Style Banquette | Amanda Nisbett
Are these trends that you are excited about? Which would you rather have, fun bar stools or a dining nook fitted with a banquette?
Featured picture via The Lettered Cottage