Just because your kitchen is on the smaller side doesn’t mean it needs to be cramped and unappealing. Even a tiny kitchen can be transformed into a cozy and inviting space for you and your guests. All it takes are a few strategic design choices.
1. Replace Upper Cabinets with Open Shelving
Having too many cabinets on the walls can make your kitchen space feel even tighter. To create a more open look, get rid of your upper cabinets and replace them with open shelving. However, it’s important that you keep the shelving space organized and decluttered. If your shelves are packed with too many, mismatched, or poorly arranged items, this can have the opposite effect.
Instead, find a few pieces of nice drinkware or dishware to display on the shelves. You can also incorporate other accessories, such as wood cutting boards, potted plants, framed artwork, and small vases or containers.
2. Add an Area Rug
When you’re looking to make a tiny kitchen feel more open, adding color and interest with trinkets and accessories can make a counter or wall space feel cluttered. An alternative is to add an attractive area rug in the center of the room. For longer rooms, consider using a runner along the main pathway. A carpet with a bold and colorful pattern can add a bit of life back into a small kitchen, allowing you to decorate without hogging the already limited space.
3. Add Fun Lighting Fixtures
Who says lighting only needs to be practical? Small kitchens demand additional light, so take advantage of this and find some interesting or unique fixtures. For example, you can always pick up some patterned drum shades, or even some stylish pendants. The possibilities for overhead lighting styles are endless, depending on your taste and the aesthetic of your kitchen. Even when your kitchen space is lacking, adding a lighting fixture with character can make the room feel sophisticated and distinctive.
If you’re looking to decorate a small kitchen but aren’t sure where to begin, there’s no need to fear. Just reach out to us today for more tips and tricks for decorating your home.
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