Let’s face it: Small kitchens are not necessarily a cakewalk to decorate. You may find it easier to turn your dining room into a lounge instead of using a small kitchen as a den. But how can a beginner do it?
Small kitchens need careful planning and practice before you can get the decor right. Small spaces don’t have to be ugly; they just need better preparation.
Small spaces don’t have to be big. What we mean is that kitchens aren’t simply big rooms but their actual dimensions can vary in smaller kitchens.
While you can choose a theme for a small kitchen with the same design approach as in bigger ones, it won’t be as good if you’re not prepared. Your kitchen doesn’t have to look like a bland warehouse.
Your small kitchen doesn’t have to look too commercial. You can use some quirky styles without having to play that commercial game.
If you want your kitchen to look more like a small dining room, get some plants, a few lamps, and maybe an entertainment center (or a TV and stereo) and avoid the two-tone motifs popular in modern kitchens. A warm and cozy atmosphere will go far in your small kitchen.
Choose a wall color that is understated, subtle, and simple, with bold highlights only where necessary. Wall decorations such as bold stencils or floral prints should be kept to a minimum. These won’t be considered “in” wall color unless they are used sparingly.
Make sure your small kitchen design has enough storage area. Be sure to provide more than enough cabinets and cupboards for all your food items.
A small kitchen doesn’t have to be boring. Look for unusual accents that are both interesting and practical. A wooden coffee table with a large round table made of teak can be an amazing centerpiece in a small kitchen.
Keep in mind that a lot of the items you buy in a small kitchen have to be transported around in the kitchen. So it makes sense to look for kitchen furniture that has a streamlined design, as it won’t be necessary to carry heavy boxes on trips to the store.
Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors in a small kitchen, particularly if you want your home to look less crowded. It is possible to make the look beautiful with the right palette of paints, furniture, accessories, and appliances.
Above all, use your small kitchen to its full advantage. It’s the one place where you can be creative without the constraint of a large space!