Great ideas to decorate a small kitchen
Decorating a small kitchen can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right tips and tricks you’ll find you’re able to make your kitchen feel larger than ever. Check out these great ideas for decorating a small kitchen from our article. If you want to go into details, you can check the free online interior design course by Interior Design Institute.
Paint the walls in bright colors to make it seem more spacious
The colours yellow, white or even blue are good options to try out. If you want it to feel more modern and appealing, then choose shades of gray with white cabinets underneath for a contemporary effect. Also consider using dark countertops as they will make your small space seem lighter while also letting you see what is going on behind the stove or refrigerator which might be hard if there were no windows nearby. Next install large tiles instead of wallpaper because it gives an illusion that the flooring goes further back than it really does so use this trick when decorating bathrooms too.
Install a new flooring that matches your kitchen’s color scheme
Flooring is one of the most important things to keep in mind when decorating a small kitchen. It can make or break your design, and it is not something you want to skimp on. When choosing flooring for your kitchen, choose tile instead of hardwood floors if possible: tiles are easy-to-clean and they come with an array of patterns that makes them suitable for any style. You should also consider installing marble patterned linoleum; this will add durability while at the same time looking quite stylish. Installing tiling may be more expensive than other options but it is worth every penny spent because these materials last forever without showing signs of wear and tear.
Hang up some pictures on the wall to make the space feel more cozy and inviting
Hang up some pictures on the wall. In a small space it’s important to break the visual monotony of having so many walls and cabinets in full view, otherwise you’ll feel like you are living inside an IKEA showroom with no escape into different settings or scenery! Hang framed art pieces above your kitchen sink – do not forget about lighting too as this will make any picture pop out when viewed from below. Or try placing them over kitchen counters for that same effect without going overboard on how much empty wall space there is around your main work areas which are likely to be cluttered anyway (see our article on counter organization).
Change out lighting fixtures so they match your kitchen’s style of decorating
The lighting in a kitchen is very important because it affects the look and feel of the space. You want to make sure that your light fixtures are functional, but also contribute to how you would like for people to perceive your kitchen. If you have certain styles that mean more than functionality when decorating with lights, this can be difficult. So start by changing out any old or broken bulbs before buying new ones. This will dramatically improve the appearance of older light fixtures.
Get rid of any unnecessary furniture that is taking up space in the kitchen
Take a look around the kitchen and determine what furniture you can get rid of. If it is not being used, or if there is not enough space for it in your small kitchen, then consider getting rid of that item entirely. This is most important when considering cabinets. You don’t need to keep all of them open and filled with dishes – pull everything out so you have room to move, close some cabinets (use these as pantry storage), or remove any unnecessary doors from cabinets altogether.
An example of great ideas to decorate a small kitchen is the use of open shelving. Open shelves are easy to clean and an excellent way to showcase your dishes, cookware, or other decorative pieces. Another idea that helps with visual appeal in smaller spaces is color blocking along backsplashes. This technique can be used throughout the room such as on countertops or cabinets for added style interest.