Oh the old china cabinet, it’s easy to say the trend has been in full blown effect for the last year and there’s no sign of this trend retiring anytime soon. As some of you may know, I absolutely love to thrift shop and tend to collect small items that work well with styling. With the resurgence of the hutch it’s come to my realization that the kitchen hutch- formally known as the china cabinet really should have never left our homes in the first place.
While minimalism is a prevalent “trend” and a good habit to form and adapt to within the home I think it’s totally okay to enjoy having tchotchkes and other pieces of decor that really serve no other purpose. Having a hutch will let you have the best of both worlds. You can still maintain your collection of tchotchkes and decorative pieces without having it feeling as if you have cluttered your home since they have a place of their own to be contained to while being able to be on display for you to enjoy.
The kitchen hutch trend has ventured into other areas of the home but I think it really should be limited to a couple places. The kitchen is beautiful for storing china, collections of pottery, serveware that you only formally use and other bits and bobs. The living room, where you can overflow some of that serve wear but primarily focus on baskets, tchotchkis, books and other frivolous items. An office where the bottom shelf can store baskets filled with electronics and have layers of art and decorative pieces scattered throughout. And lastly my favourite spot, at the end of a hallway. A great way to constantly get the opportunity to admire your treasures, fill that awkward void, and bring some personality into an otherwise often dull space.
Here a collection of some hutches varrying at different price points.
And some of my favorite shelf styling items to fill up that hutch with.