Interior designers’ secrets: Tricks to style a small kitchen

Making the kitchen a comfortable and functional space is not always easy, even less when meters are scarce. The color range, the materials, the most appropriate distribution, the lighting… for each question we have some good advice to share.

So, if you also face a small kitchen,  following the recommendations we ensure will they will be of great help. 


For the floor, we recommend laminate or tiles. Both light wood and wood-effect tiles can be ideal. Just like extending the countertop on the cooking front, in order to avoid putting in many different materials. In small kitchens, covering some fronts with textile-effect papers also work very well ( that doesn’t have a lot of drawing, yes), since they give an amazing warm effect.


White is the color par excellence for small kitchens: it enhances natural light, visually widens the space, is timeless, works with all decorative styles… But white kitchens are not the only solution to the shortage of meters. Light and bright colors are the best choices when we have a small and narrow kitchen. But when looking for alternatives, my trick is to play with the design of the furniture: smooth doors without handles are completely integrated with the walls and visual amplitude is gained. And if you dare with color, bet on wood finishes or combine base units in bright tones with tall cabinets in very soft tones to counteract.


And therefore, visual amplitude. The more glazed surface there is, the better! Some sliding doors, well housed in the partition, well that slide along the wall opposite the kitchen so as not to steal space; a partition with a blind lower part and a glazed upper part and the more the enclosure is clean, with few profiles, the better.


Tags: decorations, home decor, interior design, kitchen decor, small kitchen, small kitchen decor

Author: Renata Kralevska


A passionate female writer, I specialize in articles about architecture and home interiors. I love sharing insights and inspiration to help readers create beautiful and functional living spaces.


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