The kitchen is probably one of the places where hardware pieces really get to stand out. There are so many cabinet doors and drawers that the knobs, pull handles and kitchens are constantly being used, markedly visible and often in motion. Decorative hardware has often been referred to as the “work horse” of interior design, as it is one of the most crucial elements of a functioning home, and yet its predominance is what makes decorative hardware easy to overlook as just a functional aspect of the home. But hardware has a huge effect on the style of any room, and in the kitchen especially so. If you want your decorative kitchen hardware to truly stand out in a unique way, check out some of these inspired pieces of decorative kitchen hardware.
Wooden decorative hardware is not one of the most popular options for hardware today, but it doesn’t mean that it can’t be striking. In fact, wooden pulls and handles can add a great, rustic flavor to your kitchen, making it feel warm and welcoming; plus, wooden hardware can provide heat insulation for increased safety.
Victorian and Antique Styles
Antique hardware styles can add a great, old-world flavor to your kitchen. Victorian decorative hardware is especially eye-catching and perfect if your overall kitchen decor includes an antique or flowery motif.
Unique Metal Hardware
If you have a sleek, modern kitchen, there are a ton of unique metal, and especially brass, hardware options you can pick from to add flavor to your kitchen design. From minimalist but colorful Art Deco styles to modernist and post-modernist pulls and doorknobs, metal hardware can make a kitchen look smooth, elegant and hip. There are also many customized metal hardware designs that can go with a specific design theme.
Decorative hardware with inlaid stones can be the ideal accent for your kitchen drawers and cabinet doors. There is a wide variety of styles and colors to pick from. Inlaid stone hardware, if used tastefully (meaning not overbearingly) can add a touch of old world elegance to your kitchen’s decorative hardware styles.