The DIY Decorating Guide to Small Kitchens

Small kitchens are God’s way of allowing us to have a smaller budget to decorate with. Having said that, you needn’t compromise on décor when it comes to smaller kitchens.

 After all, the best things come in small packages right? With a few simple steps, you can turn your tiny kitchen into a delightful cookhouse.

Open door shelving is a good place to start. Don’t worry; it’s easier than you think! All you have to do is remove the doors from your cabinets and leave the shelves behind. Choose a wooden laminate that matches your tiles to stitch your colour scheme together. This makes the room look deeper. The best part is that your beautiful crockery now has a special place to sit!

When it comes to colour, white is the magic wand to making spaces look bigger. Coordinate your counters, cupboards and walls in the same shade of white, to create an illusion of a larger surface area that will fool the eye. Throw in some metallic tones, in the form of cupboard laminates, steel chairs or counter tops, to create a luminous setting.

For your much-needed storage, think about how you can optimize the use of niches and corners that don’t serve any purpose, you’ve got a world of opportunity to create storage drawers and cabinets. Convert these spaces into useful enclosed storage units or leave your units open to create more space.

To give your kitchen a glamorous touch, you could achieve a rich bespoke wall by hanging your shiny metal pots and pans on hooks that you can tack at various heights. Cover the wall in deep red wallpaper to create a gorgeous contrast. This way, you don’t need a separate storage compartment for your pots and pans!

Kitchen islands are not just reserved for décor magazines. They’re amazingly useful and look great too. If your kitchen has wasted space in its centre, go ahead and build a slim island that you could use for a variety of things. Convert the section into a swanky breakfast bar, or simply use it as a storage unit. Buy some sleek chairs as bar stools that you can tuck beneath the counter when you’re not using them.

If you can’t afford any space for an island, here’s another clever idea: wall tables. Push the table against the wall of your kitchen and add two chairs on either side. It’s the perfect way to warm you up for those cosy evening meals!

Now here’s a smart idea to place your cutlery: a wall cutlery stand. If you have a spare wall, you could put it to good use by pinning a rod or some hooks for your cutlery. Hang your silver spoons and forks on the wall to create a shimmery radiance in the kitchen. 

See how smaller kitchens are actually a blessing? Try these tips for yourself to make the most of your kitchen!

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