If you love entertaining, or you’d like to start receiving guests more often, kitchen accessories will not only make your life easier, but they’ll also generate the appropriate “oooos” and “ahhhhs” from those sat at your table. The great thing about kitchen accessories is that cost varies greatly. So whatever your budget, you’ll still be able to invest a range of clever household items that will make entertaining both fun and classy.
Top Entertaining Trends in 2017
Ken Fulk, interior designer and author of ‘The Salonniere 100’, confirms that the dominating entertaining trends of 2017 have so far been luxury, glamour and bold color. So when choosing your new kitchen accessories for the second half of the year, be sure to take this style advice into consideration. According to ‘The Daily Meal’, classic cocktails and quirky food bars have also been showing popularity among hosts and guests alike.
1. Coffee makers
Regardless of trends, however, there’s one kitchen accessory that will never go out of fashion at a party and that’s a really good cup of coffee to bring everything to a close. They cut out the hassle of having to deal with manual filters, kettles and coffee grinders, making the whole experience more enjoyable for everyone.
If you want to feed off of the advice of the trends experts, then go for a luxurious-looking, bold and black number. If you’re short on space, choose a compact model that won’t deprive you of preparation surfaces. Whatever your requirements, you can be sure to find the coffee maker to suit your needs, taste and budget.
2. Serving dishes
According to Fulk, the serving of vegetables has turned into a real winning aspect of 2017 parties, particularly when served as a main dish. Even so, there’s nothing like a dull and drabby set of serving dishes to turn what could have been an outright success into a bit of a letdown. With that in mind, have fun serving your crunchy vegetables in something bold and glamourous.
If you like the idea of stunning your guests with red, you could try something similar to theRachael Ray Stoneware 15″ Salad Serving Bowl. If you’d rather go for something a little more glamourous, you could opt for something that resembles theHammered Salad Bowl with Server. With so many designs out there, you won’t have to worry about finding a solution that’s both practical and classy.
3. Cocktail shakers
According to ‘Vogue’, rum is the new tequila in 2017 with guests forever wanting to go local; with local beers and spirits topping the bill. The classic cocktail is also making a comeback, leaving the more elaborate manicured perception of luxury behind. This means that it’s a good time to be investing in a classy cocktail shaker to get your guests into the party mood.
4. Clever storage solutions
It can be hard to say no to all the wonderful appliances and gadgets on the market, particularly when we know that they’ll make our parties even more enjoyable, which is why one of the best investments for your kitchen this year remains a clever storage system. There are ways in which you can organize the inside of your cupboards, making use of areas that would normally become dead spaces – like the side faces of wall units – and insert clever designs to make better use of your draws.
Remember, both style and practicality are important and both will contribute to the “wow factor” when guests come to visit.