Top Knobs’ Top Flat Lay Inspirations

Are you planning for your next home project? A great way to streamline your ideas and inspiration for the room’s aesthetic is by creating a flat lay. Flat lays feature an assortment of textures, fabric swatches, cabinet and tile samples, paint chips and fixtures that you intend to utilize in your final design. These samples are thoughtfully arranged on a flat surface to depict your desired style for the space. Crafting a flat lay can help you visualize your concept, allowing you to refine your design and effectively communicate your vision with others.

Below, we’ve complied some of our favorite and most inspiring flat lays, featuring decorative hardware from Top Knobs!

When Life Gives You Lemons

Spa Selections

Soft Kitchen Neutrals

Black and White Sophistication

Bright Blues

Tranquil Textures

Elegant Emerald

Coastal Chic

Heavenly Honey Bronze

Fresh Florals

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How to Choose the Perfect Hardware to Match Your Design Aesthetic | Top Knobs

Design is in the details! No statement holds more truth than when deciding on the perfect decorative hardware. Selecting the right knobs and pulls can seamlessly transform a space by establishing an elevated and cohesive design.

At Top Knobs, we offer a wide variety of decorative hardware styles, with over 4,500 different options available. From traditional to industrial, there is sure to be a fixture that flawlessly reflects your personal taste. Whether you’re renovating a brand new kitchen or simply refreshing your master bath, we’ve put together our top tips for selecting the right decorative hardware that effortlessly matches your design aesthetic!

Define Your Style

The first step to selecting knobs and pulls to complement your design is to identify the overall style of your space. Is it modern, traditional, industrial or something completely bespoke? Once you determine the tone of your room, choose fixtures that enhance the look! If the atmosphere leans more  industrial, you’ll want to focus on knobs and pulls that are edgy and functional. The Top Knobs Find My Style Tool can help to narrow down our wide array of decorative hardware to a small selection that best reflects you.

Finish Fanatic

Expressing yourself in a project isn’t limited to the paint color options – we believe you should have the same opportunity to express yourself through your knobs, pulls and accessories! Our product line is available in over 40 sealed finishes, each with a personality of its own. Select a finish that aligns with the style of your space, Brushed Satin Nickel pairs well with a contemporary vibe while Oil Rubbed Bronze compliments a rustic setting. Click here to view all of our available finishes.

Size (& Color) Matters!

When finalizing your hardware selections, there’s a big factor to consider – your cabinets! You can opt to have decorative hardware that contrasts with the color of your cabinets or blends in. Using dark pieces on light cabinets and vice versa can create a captivating look! Another important factor is selecting fixtures that are proportional to the size of your cabinets. Larger doors and drawers may call for longer pulls, while petite knobs and pulls are more ergonomic for smaller fronts. Read our sizing guide for even more placement tips.

Consistency is Key

Balance between your style and finish choices is important for maintaining a clean and mature design. If you’re playing with multiple types of hardware, such as a mix of knobs and pulls, ensure they all share a common design element like finish or shape. Selecting knobs and pulls in the same collection or series can preserve cohesion in a room. If you’d like to browse our complete product library, click here. Always remember to take into account other design elements in the room, like light fixtures, faucets and appliances. Don’t be intimidated by mixing metals but don’t forget to keep cohesion in your design!

Experiment with Samples

Before settling on your final decision, order samples of the hardware you’re considering. Just like trying on a pair of jeans before you take them home, you’ll want to ensure that your home furnishings are the perfect fit! Testing different decorative hardware options on your cabinets is a good way to see how they feel and look in different lighting, if the finish melds with your other fixtures and if they achieve your desired design! To learn more about our free sample program, click here.

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Freshen Up Your Home With Top Knobs 

It’s the season for rejuvenation and renewal! If you’re considering an interior refresh, we invite you to draw some inspiration from some of our favorite design tips that are sure to freshen up your home for the warm weather: 

Decorate with Florals 

A simple way to welcome the season into your home is with a bouquet of fresh flowers. Enhancing your kitchen, bath, bedroom or living space with greenery is a timeless and inexpensive way to refresh your space for the warm weather. Seasonal favorites like daffodils or tulips elevate interiors with powerful colors.  

Add a Pop of Color 

Adding subtle pops of color throughout the home is an effortless way to decorate for the warm weather. Adorning seating with a bright throw blanket, fun accent pillows or a bold painting is an easy way transform a space with personality. Our knobs from the Crystal collection are the perfect accessory to infuse punchy pigments to your cabinetry! 

Organize Your Home  

As cliché as it may sound, this season truly is the perfect time of the year to declutter and rearrange the home. Purging unused items or deep cleaning areas that may have been overlooked during the winter, can clear the mind and establish a stress-free environment. Click here for Top Knobs Decorative Hardware Care and Maintenance Guide.  

Small Changes, Big Impact 

There’s no better way to bring new life to a room than with seamless design decisions that leave a lasting impression. Be it a fresh coat of paint to create an accent wall, new wall art or refreshing decorative fixtures, minimal updates have a significant influence over the look and ambiance of an entire room. With over 4,500 different styles of decorative hardware, Top Knobs offers a wide variety of styles for every season. Click here to view Top Knobs’ 2023 catalog. 

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Top Knobs, Top Designs of 2022

What an exciting year it’s been.

If 2021 was all about reinventing the way we utilize our spaces, 2022 was all about upping the design ante! With vivacious colors, bold patterns, layers of texture, and elements of interest topping the trends list, the joy of interior decor certainly paved the way for designers and homeowners alike to have fun and elevate their spaces, this year.

Before we jump head first into the new year and era of design, join us as we take a look back at some of this year’s leading looks, featuring decorative hardware from Top Knobs:

Entryway

Mud Room

Laundry Room

Home Bar

Kitchen

Pantry

Living Room

Home Office

Powder Room

Guest Bath

Primary Bath

Primary Suite

Kids Room

Closet

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7 Steps to Achieving the Kitchen Island of Your Dreams

Improve your kitchen functionality with a few simple additions

The workhorse. The dining table. The desk. The prep station. Today, kitchen islands have become more than just a focal point – they’ve become the center of activity. Making prep work, entertaining, and dining easier than ever, the kitchen island provides endless functionality. And the best part? You don’t have to sacrifice beauty. It can be both functional AND beautiful.

From under-counter storage and housing your appliances to stylish small details like mix and matching hardware, you can take your kitchen island from workable and efficient, to sleek and stunning.

Check out our tips below on how to create a dreamy kitchen island:

It’s All in the Details

Is your style more traditional, modern, minimalist, or transitional? Do you prefer bold accents or subtle charm? No matter what you love, make sure you choose hardware that perfectly complements your style. With knobs, pulls and appliance pulls available in over 25 collections and 30 finish options, choose from endless decorative pieces to help create the ultimate focal point.

The Modern Metro tab pulls shown in Flat Black is a sleek showstopper.

Decorative Hooks and Storage

No one likes a cluttered countertop…right? Consider adding a few well-positioned hooks under your island counter to add a decorative yet purposeful touch, allowing you to hang backpacks, small pots, or other items, all while freeing up counter space.

The Ryland collection of decorative hooks offers added personality and storage to your space in familiar styles that complement some of Top Knobs’ most popular decorative hardware pieces.

Seating

For some homeowners, island seating is an informal area used for quick meals and to connect with whoever is in the kitchen. For others, it’s a more formal area where many meals are shared. No matter how you use your kitchen island seating, we recommend keeping the following in mind whenever choosing new seating: chair height, comfort, and style.

These gold metal bar chairs are the perfect complement to this kitchen island. The bronze finish brings a pop of color to this traditional kitchen and perfectly pairs with Top Knobs’ Honey Bronze hardware that adorns the cabinetry, while the height and spacing leave enough room for guests to sit comfortably.

Storage

Being the central hub, it’s only natural for the kitchen island to become a drop zone for everything from books and laptops, to schoolbags and snacks. Adding additional storage like a small bookshelf or cubby helps keep items neatly stowed away and organized.

Cabinetry

While the options for cabinetry seem to be endless, have fun exploring customization options that help make your island yours. Taking the time to add extra detail to your cabinetry like glass panels and column legs, to bold colors and open shelving creates the perfect opportunity to have your island shine in the kitchen.

One trend we love is incorporating a pop of color – the contrast of the white kitchen cabinets and black kitchen island creates a neutrally cohesive, yet stunning look.

Integrated Appliances

You’ve chosen the perfect countertop, but do you really want to clutter it with appliances? For a real space saver, we recommend integrating appliances like a microwave or wine fridge into your island to maximize space and storage.

And for an easy and stunning upgrade, swap your appliance pulls for a perfectly matched look throughout the kitchen. Our Regents Park and Morris collections offer robust ranges of styles and finishes, allowing you to take customization to the next level.

Mix & Match Hardware

A simple, yet subtle, design choice to elevate your cabinetry even further is to mix and match your decorative hardware. The combination of knobs, bar pulls, and cup pulls, can give your island a slightly different look and feel without straying too far from your kitchen’s overall design.

Our go-to favorite, the Channing Series, offers knobs, pulls, cup pulls, and backplates that can be combined to establish a cohesive look.

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