Designed for the purpose of displaying entertaining essentials such as fine china and linens all while providing extra storage space in the kitchen, hutches are practical furniture pieces with many uses. A well-designed kitchen hutch can without a doubt have a decorative purpose in your interior design puzzle, creating a chic focal point in your kitchen that adds visual interest and dimension.
These practical furniture pieces were used as early as the 16th century, when the first hutches were made and featured a flat working surface on top of a small cabinet or drawers. There were also more ornate hutches that were primarily used to display more valuable kitchen items and included a few small shelves on top of a cabinet. Fast forward to today, there are many different variations of the kitchen hutch, with a range of styles to suit a variety of home settings.
Those that follow the trends in interior design already know that Hamptons style hutches are all the rage at the moment and for a very good reason too. The exquisite design of the Hamptons kitchen hutch makes it the perfect addition to any home, be it a vintage cottage or a modern mansion. Not only does it provide practical storage space for your kitchen essentials, but can also infuse your living space with a dose of elegance and style.
In addition to elegant design, functionality is yet another feature that makes Hamptons style hutches a popular choice among homeowners. The drawers in different dimensions can inspire some creative and elegant displays of fine china, heirlooms or kitchen essentials. Here are a few ways to organize your kitchen hutch in style.
Display Your Fancy China Set
The most popular way to organize the kitchen hutch is by putting all of your best plates and platters on display. The glass cabinet doors of Hamptons style hutches are ideal for creating a stylish display of your fancy china set. If you have a large number of china platters, don’t struggle to fit them all inside the hutch, since too many platters stacked on top of each other is certainly not a pretty sight. Instead, arrange your most elegant items until you get a china set display that looks organized and stylish. You can store the renaming plates in the drawers below.
Add a Few Décor Items
The working surface of the hutch can serve as a great spot for arranging a few décor items that can enhance the overall design of your kitchen. There are many ways you can add interest to your arrangement of platters and plates. Most china sets are white and therefore create the perfect background for including pops of colour to your stylish hutch arrangement. To infuse the space with vibrant hues consider placing vases filled with colourful flowers and greenery. You can also include a few aromatic candles in your hutch as to give your kitchen a pleasant and welcoming ambience.
Organize Your Kitchen Essentials
Hutches are not strictly reserved for displaying only your finest china set and most elegant decorations, they can also serve as practical storage pieces for the items you use in the kitchen every day to prepare and serve food. To create a neat and elegant arrangement of your kitchen essentials, organize different items like dishes, mugs, platters and pans in different cabinets, while you can use the drawers below to store items like spoons, forks, knives and spatulas.