How to Decorate a Small Kitchen

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Decorate a Small Kitchen

You cannot always get what you want in life, so yes, its likely that you may not have the huge and spectacular kitchen of your dreams. However, with thoughtful planning and innovative decorating ideas, a small kitchen can be comfortable, cosy and very well equipped.

Decorating a small kitchen is something that must be done with dedication and taking into account all the available possibilities to make it a charming. In this OneHowTo article we give you some ideas about how to decorate a small kitchen.

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The distribution of the furniture in a small kitchen must be designed to enable an easy opening that will not hinder our movements in the area. Take just one tall furniture unit to store cooking utensils and combine it with other bits of lower furniture so to not overcrowd the space. It is important to keep order in small kitchens and try to leave some free wall space for a feeling of increased space. If you do not have enough storage space for kitchen utensils, mount hooks on the wall for the tools you use everyday. If you are on a budget, we have some great ideas for homemade kitchen storage and more.

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Folding tables are an ideal way to have a larger work surface where, other than cooking, you can eat and do other activities. It is best to anchor the table to the wall so you can access it when you need it and leave more free space when not in use.


Light colors are the most suitable for the walls and furniture of a small kitchen, although white is undoubtedly the best color for space and light. On the walls you can use paint, tiles or a combination which will give your kitchen a very modern look.


If you want to maximize the space in your kitchen, install sliding doors to make staying in the kitchen and moving through the kitchen space more comfortable. In addition, sliding glass doors are ideal to let in light and achieve a feeling of greater spaciousness.


Good lighting is a key factor when decorating small kitchens. If your kitchen has external windows it is important not to cover them with furniture and use their natural light during the day. Place some bright spotlights in the ceiling to create different spaces and light-up well the areas that are used in the preparation and cooking of food.


Stainless steel appliances like fridges, microwaves, dishwashers, etc. are ideal for small kitchens as they act as a mirror and help visually expand the area. Try to use basic and small sized appliances so as not to make the kitchen feel too cramped.


Visit other related items to decorate other small rooms like a small dining room or bed room, or even an outdoor space such as a small patio or garden.

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