Kitchen decor is essential! But what do you do if you have a small kitchen?
Every home needs a kitchen. That is almost as fundamental as any Law of Physics. A kitchen needs to be as functional as it is pleasant to the eye. After all, preparing your meals and the meals you will share with your loved ones is much more fulfilling if you do it in a pleasant ambience. But what if your kitchen is tiny? Read on to find out some ideas on making the best small kitchen decor!
The kitchen is the heart of any home. It is where meals are prepared and even consumed. The kitchen is where we go to refuel our bodies, minds, and souls. Naturally, it is a very necessary and functional space, but functional spaces also need to be pleasant to the eye. No one wants to spend hours cooking and eating meals in an area that doesn’t feel quite right.
But what happens when you have a small kitchen? What kind of kitchen design should you follow? What type of decor should you go for? Small spaces need to follow specific rules… there really isn’t much room for mistakes! Today, we’ve got your back with 5 small kitchen decor ideas for both design and functionality.
1 – Less is more
When you do not have enough storage, clutter is a definitive outcome. However, clutter is often still present even when storage exists – people just hide all the clutter in it! The solution is not more storage but simplifying and decluttering your kitchen. This is especially true for a small kitchen, where storage is precious.
Just declutter! Go through your cabinets and drawers and donate or toss anything you haven’t used in a while or don’t actually have a use for. Once you’ve cleared the cabinets, clear the counters by storing the items that cause visual clutter.
2 – Roll out a rug
A simple, straightforward and affordable way of quickly decorating a small kitchen is to add a rug to it. A rug that pops out will decorate a small kitchen in a single purchase and also add some warmth to the cold floors.
A simple rug or one a colorful or an abstract pattern is a great way of adding an interesting visual to the ambience without overpowering the precious space of your small kitchen. Make sure, however, that the colors of the rug tie with the colors of the cabinets.
3 – Pots in the walls
Walls are out in plain sight but they actually hide great storage potential. You can install wall-mounted pot racks to hand the pots you use the most. The same goes for kitchen utensils. A simple bar with some hooks will do wonders for your kitchen’s storage and functionality. There are even baskets with can hang to hold utensils. Another useful item is wall magnets which you can use to store knives, for example.
4 – Bright colors
White is the most practical choice for a small kitchen, being bright and versatile in terms of decor. Keeping the space from being too tight and brightening it up, it serves as a universal backdrop for any type of decor you want to use.
Make sure your decor really stands out from the white backdrop, as you don’t want your kitchen to be too cold, too void and too bright. However, you also don’t want your decor to be overcoming. Find a nice balance that fits your needs and your style.
5 – Reflective materials
This one is a classic and always the right call when you’re dealing with small spaces. Reflective and glossy materials make the space appear bigger as light touches them and bounces around. Tiles, counters and other surfaces are places where you can opt for reflective materials. For a small kitchen, these materials are key and will certainly amplify your kitchen space.
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