The kitchen is the heart of every home, no matter its size. With smaller sized kitchens it can sometimes be a little tougher to decorate to get the most from it.
Here are some Do’s and Dont’s when it comes to small kitchen décor:
- Use fresh, neutral colours to make the room feel more spacious
- Create a feature wall to make the eye feature on that wall rather than the size of the room
- If a dining table will fit in your kitchen, use one that can fold or be placed right up against a wall
- Dining tables with benches are also a really good idea
- Coordinate matching coloured smaller pieces throughout the space to create a visual flow.
- A splash of colour can add depth – be it with units or accessories
- Storage – is key! Keep work surfaces clutter free
- Straight lines work wonders in small rooms, try adding large floor tiles or wooden flooring to create the feel of a longer, larger floor space
- Lighting is also very important – add the wow factor to your small kitchen with a unique light fixture or funky chandelier
- If you have high ceilings – make the most of them
- Gloss kitchens reflect light and therefore give the perception of space
- Throw colour palettes out the window and simply display your collection of cookbooks on the shelf to add plenty of colour
- If you have a window – make a feature of it –and ensure no light is stopped from entering the room.
- Don’t use dark, heavy colours too much, this can really draw a room. This could be the use of paint or wall tiles
- Don’t choose a dark worktop, try to go for a white or natural wood tone.