Decorating Tips For a Small Kitchen

Does your home have a small kitchen that you want to redecorate? Below you will find some decorating tips for a small kitchen which will hopefully help you achieve the desired result.

When redecorating a small or compact kitchen it can be quite a challenge as not only do you want to maximize the space you have available, but you also want the kitchen to live up to its full potential. The real key to making this work is to simplify as much as possible and hopefully the list below will help.

1. Only use smooth lines and simple patterns as they will help to create the illusion of space in the kitchen.

2. If at all possible align the appliances flush with cabinets so that you have one continuous unbroken surface and reduce the number of visual elements in the room by using simple cabinet styles. On the top cabinets, think about replacing the plain doors with glass fronted ones or do not have any doors at all. This can help to reduce the feeling of being boxed in those solid wood cases.

3. When choosing a color scheme, go for something in a neutral or pastel tone and limit the number of colors and patterns that you use in the decorating. Where at all possible keep the color of the cabinets, walls and floors similar as this also helps create the illusion of space in such small areas. Use bolder colors only as accents in the room.

4. Also, if at all possible, make sure that you have shiny work surfaces and diagonal patterns on the floor as these also create an illusion of space.

5. Remove all clutter. Do not place anything on the surface of your refrigerator. Some kitchen companies can make panels to match cabinet doors for your refrigerator which will make it almost disappear. If you want to display items, then place them on top of cupboards rather than on the counter tops. Any small appliances, recipe boxes and spices should be placed inside cabinets.

6. To expand the volume of the room further using light and windows. Certainly a kitchen full of light is more appealing and easy to work in. Expand this further if at all possible by placing either opposite or close to the window in question a mirror which will help to reflect more light into the room.


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