100 Cool And Smart Small Kitchen Decor Ideas

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If you cook, your kitchen must be an important space in your home and its design and decor should be ultimate: it should be stylish and comfortable, welcoming and functional and much more – all of it at the same time. But what if you have a small kitchen? No worries, even a tiny kitchen can be decorated without sacrificing the style and designed to feature maximal functionality and comfort. Let’s find out what ideas you should incorporate to achieve this.

What’s The Best Color For A Small Kitchen?

Having a small kitchen, you should stick to neutrals as they make any space visually larger, airier and more light-filled. Moreover, if your cabinets and walls match in color, you will create an illusion of having even more space and the kitchen will look airy. Glossy and reflective materials will increase the effect, so you may want to use glass, light stone or composite, stainless steel.

Of course, you may go for bold touches like accent walls, colorful appliances, bold floor or stools but prefer neutrals, and if you want to add black, go for just some touches for a contrast. Feel free to incorporate various patterns, for example, to make a geometric backsplash, to make the kitchen look cooler.

a beautiful turquoise kitchen with white countertops, a window instead of a backsplash and vintage faucets

a beautiful turquoise kitchen with white countertops, a window instead of a backsplash and vintage faucets

a beautiful white kitchen with white countertops, a white backsplash, a hex tile floor and a windowsill bench

a beautiful white kitchen with white countertops, a white backsplash, a hex tile floor and a windowsill bench

a chic modern kitchen with white cabinets, black countertops, open shelves, potted greenery and wooden stools

a chic modern kitchen with white cabinets, black countertops, open shelves, potted greenery and wooden stools

a chic white kitchen with black countertops, open shelves, a folding table and grey chairs plus plants

a chic white kitchen with black countertops, open shelves, a folding table and grey chairs plus plants

a chic white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a folding table and stools and vintage pendant lamps

a chic white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a folding table and stools and vintage pendant lamps

a cozy coastal kitchen with white cabinetry, bold countertops, striped and plaid textiles and a pendant lamps

a cozy coastal kitchen with white cabinetry, bold countertops, striped and plaid textiles and a pendant lamps

a cozy neutral kitchen design

a cozy neutral kitchen design

a creamy sleek kitchen with a grey backsplash and countertops, built-in appliances and a window for a view

a creamy sleek kitchen with a grey backsplash and countertops, built-in appliances and a window for a view

a dark green kitchen cube with emerald walls and cabinets inside, butcherblock countertops and pendant lamps

a dark green kitchen cube with emerald walls and cabinets inside, butcherblock countertops and pendant lamps

a graphite grey kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a black cart and a black pendant lamp and grey printed tiles

a graphite grey kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a black cart and a black pendant lamp and grey printed tiles

a green kitchen with white tiles, grey stone countertops, a black hood and potted plants and blooms

a green kitchen with white tiles, grey stone countertops, a black hood and potted plants and blooms

a green one wall kitchen with stone countertops and a tile backsplash and some printed textiles is chic

a green one wall kitchen with stone countertops and a tile backsplash and some printed textiles is chic

a grey and white kitchen with open shelves, gold touches and printed rugs is a cool space

a grey and white kitchen with open shelves, gold touches and printed rugs is a cool space

a grey kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a pastel pendant lamp and a grey cart  for additional storage

a grey kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a pastel pendant lamp and a grey cart for additional storage

a light blue kitchen with blue walls, stained and blue cabinets, concrete countertops and a vintage pendant lamp

a light blue kitchen with blue walls, stained and blue cabinets, concrete countertops and a vintage pendant lamp

a light green contemporary kitchen wiht butcherblock countertops, a folding mini table and built-in applainces is very chic

a light green contemporary kitchen wiht butcherblock countertops, a folding mini table and built-in applainces is very chic

a lovely French style kitchen in black and white, with refined chairs, a round table and gilded touches

a lovely French style kitchen in black and white, with refined chairs, a round table and gilded touches

a minimalist all-white kitchen with white skinny tiles, a window, built-in appliances in black is pure chic

a minimalist all-white kitchen with white skinny tiles, a window, built-in appliances in black is pure chic

a minimalist kitchen with white cabinets, a top cabinet and open shelves, a stool and a printed rug

a minimalist kitchen with white cabinets, a top cabinet and open shelves, a stool and a printed rug

What’s The Best Layout For A Small Kitchen?

As for layouts, the best layout for a small kitchen is a U shape but you may also go for a gallery kitchen or a one wall kitchen depending on the space and its size and shape. If you have a kitchen island or you want to make it, let it double as a breakfast or dining zone to make it more functional.

a monochromatic white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a white tile backsplash and a round table and chairs

a monochromatic white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a white tile backsplash and a round table and chairs

a modern white kitchen with open built-in shelves, a kitchen island with shelves and pendant lamps

a modern white kitchen with open built-in shelves, a kitchen island with shelves and pendant lamps

a neutral farmhouse kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a red brick backsplash and a tiny woodne table

a neutral farmhouse kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a red brick backsplash and a tiny woodne table

a neutral French country style kitchen with a tile backsplash, neutral textiles, a small table and floral chairs

a neutral French country style kitchen with a tile backsplash, neutral textiles, a small table and floral chairs

a neutral modern kitchen with a herringbone tiles, butcherblock countertops, black handles and black lamps is cool

a neutral modern kitchen with a herringbone tiles, butcherblock countertops, black handles and black lamps is cool

a pretty contemporary kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a kitchen island with a waterfall countertop and pendant lamps

a pretty contemporary kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a kitchen island with a waterfall countertop and pendant lamps

a pretty neutral kitchen with a printed tile backsplash, brass handles, potted greenery and woven planters

a pretty neutral kitchen with a printed tile backsplash, brass handles, potted greenery and woven planters

a pretty small kitchen with white cabinets, butcherblock coutnertops, potted plants and a printed rug

a pretty small kitchen with white cabinets, butcherblock coutnertops, potted plants and a printed rug

a sleek white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, open shelves and cabinets and a bar counter and workspace in one

a sleek white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, open shelves and cabinets and a bar counter and workspace in one

a small and chic French style kitchen with black coutnertops, a crystal chandeliers, a small dining zone with an additional lamp

a small and chic French style kitchen with black coutnertops, a crystal chandeliers, a small dining zone with an additional lamp

a small and chic neutral kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a white herringbone tile backsplash, pendant lamps and a floor transition

a small and chic neutral kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a white herringbone tile backsplash, pendant lamps and a floor transition

a small and cozy Scandinavian kitchen with white cabinets, butcherblock countertops, a mint fridge and a white tile backsplash

a small and cozy Scandinavian kitchen with white cabinets, butcherblock countertops, a mint fridge and a white tile backsplash

a small brown kitchen with white countertops and a white backsplash, pendant lamps and stainless steel touches

a small brown kitchen with white countertops and a white backsplash, pendant lamps and stainless steel touches

a small contemporary kitchen in grey and white, with a bright tile backsplash, built-in appliances and a dining zone next to it

a small contemporary kitchen in grey and white, with a bright tile backsplash, built-in appliances and a dining zone next to it

a small contemporary kitchen with white cabinets, printed tiles on the floor, butcherblock countertops and a wall-mounted table

a small contemporary kitchen with white cabinets, printed tiles on the floor, butcherblock countertops and a wall-mounted table

a small kitchen cube with blue walls, black cabinets, open shelves and butcherblock countertops is super cool

a small kitchen cube with blue walls, black cabinets, open shelves and butcherblock countertops is super cool

a small kitchen with sleek brown cabinetry, a tall bar countertop and tall stools plus a cool sconce

a small kitchen with sleek brown cabinetry, a tall bar countertop and tall stools plus a cool sconce

a small minimalist kitchen in white, with a white tile backsplash and a white stone countertop that can be hidden with a screen

a small minimalist kitchen in white, with a white tile backsplash and a white stone countertop that can be hidden with a screen

a small minimalist kitchen with sleek white cabinetry, butcherblock countertops and a bar counter for cooking and eating

a small minimalist kitchen with sleek white cabinetry, butcherblock countertops and a bar counter for cooking and eating

a small minimalist kitchen with white tiles and butcherblock countertops, a table and black chairs plus black pendant lamps

a small minimalist kitchen with white tiles and butcherblock countertops, a table and black chairs plus black pendant lamps

a small modern kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a concrete backsplash and a small table and chairs

a small modern kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a concrete backsplash and a small table and chairs

How To Store In A Small Kitchen?

Start from floor to ceiling cabinets and think vertically if you have a small kitchen. Such tall cabinets will add visual height to the space and will give real storage space to you, and all kinds of vertical storage like vertical herb gardens, hooks and shelves should be implemented into your design. You may even skip upper cabinets for an airy look but still add open shelves there for more storage space.

A small kitchen requires you making use of every inch of storage space you have. Maximize your storage space with clever pullout drawers, compact matching containers that will decrease the clutter and using each niche and corner to hang a shelf or place some storage holder or hook. Your backsplash can be more than just a pretty focal point! Hang up a pot rail or some hooks for your favorite kitchen utensils. Use the sides and bottoms of your cabinets and even the top of your fridge for storage.

But don’t clutter your space too much, cluttered spaces look smaller than they are. Keep surfaces from looking cluttered by tucking the toaster, kettle and coffee machine away in a breakfast cupboard. Boost your storage further with a mobile solution, such as a trolley or butcher’s block on casters.

a small modern white kitchen with butcherblock countertops a kitchen island with two tops, retro pendant lamps

a small modern white kitchen with butcherblock countertops a kitchen island with two tops, retro pendant lamps

a small Scandinavian kitchen in black, white and grey, with butcherblock countertops and a white tile backsplash and pendant lamps

a small Scandinavian kitchen in black, white and grey, with butcherblock countertops and a white tile backsplash and pendant lamps

a small Scandinavian kitchen with a white tile backsplash, butcherblock countertops, open shelves and black walls

a small Scandinavian kitchen with a white tile backsplash, butcherblock countertops, open shelves and black walls

a small Scandinavian kitchen with white glossy cabinets, black countertops, a bar countertop, a pendant lamp and stools

a small Scandinavian kitchen with white glossy cabinets, black countertops, a bar countertop, a pendant lamp and stools

a small sleek black kitchen with a thick white stone countertop, a white tile backsplash, a built-in shelf with a coffee machine and a bar table

a small sleek black kitchen with a thick white stone countertop, a white tile backsplash, a built-in shelf with a coffee machine and a bar table

a small two tone kitchen in grey and white, with black countertops, open shelves, tall wooden stools and potted greenery

a small two tone kitchen in grey and white, with black countertops, open shelves, tall wooden stools and potted greenery

a small white farmhouse kitchen with stained wooden countertops, black stools, boxes and baskets is welcoming

a small white farmhouse kitchen with stained wooden countertops, black stools, boxes and baskets is welcoming

a small white kitchen in Scandinavian style, blonde wood countertops, a bold red fridge for a touch of color

a small white kitchen in Scandinavian style, blonde wood countertops, a bold red fridge for a touch of color

a small white kitchen with a white skinny tile backsplash, a floral wallpaper wall, a folding table and a printed rug

a small white kitchen with a white skinny tile backsplash, a floral wallpaper wall, a folding table and a printed rug

a small white kitchen with black countertops, a white glazed tile backsplash, shades, greenery in a vase and pendant lamps

a small white kitchen with black countertops, a white glazed tile backsplash, shades, greenery in a vase and pendant lamps

a small white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a bar countertop that acts as a kitchen island

a small white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a bar countertop that acts as a kitchen island

a small white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, neutral handles and pendant lamps plus an eating zone

a small white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, neutral handles and pendant lamps plus an eating zone

a small white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, potted greenery, a printed rug and pendant lamps

a small white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, potted greenery, a printed rug and pendant lamps

a small white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, white stools and a window with a view

a small white kitchen with butcherblock countertops, white stools and a window with a view

a small white kitchen with butcherblock coutnertops, stainless steel appliances and a round table and chairs

a small white kitchen with butcherblock coutnertops, stainless steel appliances and a round table and chairs

a small white kitchen with dark stained countertops, white tiles on the backsplash, dark pendant lamps and black stools

a small white kitchen with dark stained countertops, white tiles on the backsplash, dark pendant lamps and black stools

a small white kitchen with penny tiles, with white stone countertops, gold knobs and potted greenery

a small white kitchen with penny tiles, with white stone countertops, gold knobs and potted greenery

a small white kitchen with sleek cabinets and cane ones, with built-in appliances and a bar counter

a small white kitchen with sleek cabinets and cane ones, with built-in appliances and a bar counter

a small white kitchen with stained countertops, a white tile backsplash, a mini folding table and chairs

a small white kitchen with stained countertops, a white tile backsplash, a mini folding table and chairs

a small white kitchen with white tiles, pendant lamps, brown leather stools and gold touches is chic

a small white kitchen with white tiles, pendant lamps, brown leather stools and gold touches is chic

a small white Scandinavian kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a stained wooden shelf and wooden beams on the ceiling

a small white Scandinavian kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a stained wooden shelf and wooden beams on the ceiling

What Furniture To Choose for A Small Kitchen?

Don’t think you have room for a table? A fold-down table on a wall, in front of a window, or hanging off a bookshelf almost always works. This way, you can use it when you need and get it up and out of the way when you don’t. You may also get fold-down chairs and hang them up when they are not in need. You may also create a windowsill breakfast bar or eating zone if there’s enough space there. Get more clever ideas below!

a small yet welcoming white minimalist kitchen with neutral countertops, a large window, a holder for towels and a windowsill bar

a small yet welcoming white minimalist kitchen with neutral countertops, a large window, a holder for towels and a windowsill bar

a stylish Scandinavian kitchen with black countertops, a black fridge, open shelves and a mini kitchen island

a stylish Scandinavian kitchen with black countertops, a black fridge, open shelves and a mini kitchen island

a tiny minimalist kitchen with a white backsplash and countertops, a mirror touch and an eating space

a tiny minimalist kitchen with a white backsplash and countertops, a mirror touch and an eating space

a tiny Scandinavian kitchen with sleek white cabinets, some open shelves and built-in appliances plus pendant lamps

a tiny Scandinavian kitchen with sleek white cabinets, some open shelves and built-in appliances plus pendant lamps

a tiny white sleek kitchen with built-in lights, metal countertops, built-in appliances is chic and cool

a tiny white sleek kitchen with built-in lights, metal countertops, built-in appliances is chic and cool

a tiny yet super chic black and white kitchen with sleek cabinetry, a bar countertop and black stools and pendant lamps

a tiny yet super chic black and white kitchen with sleek cabinetry, a bar countertop and black stools and pendant lamps

a welcoming white Scandinavian kitchen with glass cabinets, white tiles, butcherblock countertops and a small eating zone

a welcoming white Scandinavian kitchen with glass cabinets, white tiles, butcherblock countertops and a small eating zone

a white farmhouse kitchen with a black glazed tiles, butcherblock countertops, black pendant lamps

a white farmhouse kitchen with a black glazed tiles, butcherblock countertops, black pendant lamps

a white farmhouse kitchen with a windowsill and potted plants, a round table, ghost chairs and a white tile backsplash

a white farmhouse kitchen with a windowsill and potted plants, a round table, ghost chairs and a white tile backsplash

a white farmhouse kitchen with butcherblock countertops, open shelves and black handles and knobs

a white farmhouse kitchen with butcherblock countertops, open shelves and black handles and knobs

a white farmhouse kitchen with butcherblock countertops, tall stools and blue touches for coziness

a white farmhouse kitchen with butcherblock countertops, tall stools and blue touches for coziness

a white farmhouse kitchen with subway tiles, a kitchen island and pendant lamps and wooden touches

a white farmhouse kitchen with subway tiles, a kitchen island and pendant lamps and wooden touches

a white minimalist kitchen with a glossy backsplash, built-in lights, a windowsill breakfats bar

a white minimalist kitchen with a glossy backsplash, built-in lights, a windowsill breakfats bar

a white modern kitchen completely clad with tiles, black countertops, a round table and stools is comfy

a white modern kitchen completely clad with tiles, black countertops, a round table and stools is comfy

a white modern kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a white tile backsplash, a striped rug and neutral handles

a white modern kitchen with butcherblock countertops, a white tile backsplash, a striped rug and neutral handles

a white rustic kitchen with a checked floor, butcherblock countertops and tall stools and vintage chandeliers

a white rustic kitchen with a checked floor, butcherblock countertops and tall stools and vintage chandeliers

a white Scandinavian kitchen with white countertops, pendant lamps and wooden touches here and there

a white Scandinavian kitchen with white countertops, pendant lamps and wooden touches here and there

a white sleek kitchen with a white backsplash, black coutnertops and metallic lamps plus a printed tiled floor

a white sleek kitchen with a white backsplash, black coutnertops and metallic lamps plus a printed tiled floor

an industrial kitchen with blakc cabinetry, butcherblock countertops, a white tile backsplash and pendant lamps

an industrial kitchen with blakc cabinetry, butcherblock countertops, a white tile backsplash and pendant lamps

an elegant neutral kitchen with gold knobs and handles, with dark countertops and maximal functionality, each inch is taken

an elegant neutral kitchen with gold knobs and handles, with dark countertops and maximal functionality, each inch is taken

a tiny kitchen nook with open shelves, a small cooking countertop, a microwave and a wood stove next to it used as a countertop, too

a tiny kitchen nook with open shelves, a small cooking countertop, a microwave and a wood stove next to it used as a countertop, too

a small wabi-sabi kitchen with open shelves, rough wooden beams on the ceiling and a pillar holding cups, an additional table that can be used as a kitchen island

a small wabi-sabi kitchen with open shelves, rough wooden beams on the ceiling and a pillar holding cups, an additional table that can be used as a kitchen island

a tiny modern kitchen with floral printed cabinets, a pegboard for holding pans, a cooker and butcherblock countertops

a tiny modern kitchen with floral printed cabinets, a pegboard for holding pans, a cooker and butcherblock countertops

a small white kitchen with all the necessary appliances and a bar countertop for cooking and eating

a small white kitchen with all the necessary appliances and a bar countertop for cooking and eating

a very small minimalist kitchen with sleek cabinets, applainces built in and built-in lights

a very small minimalist kitchen with sleek cabinets, applainces built in and built-in lights

a small white kitchen with sleek cabinets, white stone countertops and a bright green tile backsplash is fun and cool

a small white kitchen with sleek cabinets, white stone countertops and a bright green tile backsplash is fun and cool

a warm-colored rustic kitchen wiht metal countertops, built-in cabinets and shelves, a large hood and a small table with red stools

a warm-colored rustic kitchen wiht metal countertops, built-in cabinets and shelves, a large hood and a small table with red stools

a small blue and white kitchen with open shelves, a bright printed tile backsplash, butcherblock countertops looks cute

a small blue and white kitchen with open shelves, a bright printed tile backsplash, butcherblock countertops looks cute

a small French inspired kitchen with elegant geometric cabinets, mosaic tiles and a ceiling lamp

a small French inspired kitchen with elegant geometric cabinets, mosaic tiles and a ceiling lamp

a small white kitchen with dark stained countertops, dark stained shelves and built-in appliances is amazing

a small white kitchen with dark stained countertops, dark stained shelves and built-in appliances is amazing

a small two tone kitchen with statement handles, white countertops and a white sleek backsplash

a small two tone kitchen with statement handles, white countertops and a white sleek backsplash

a small white kitchen with checked floors, butcherblock countertops, a bright striped curtain and a stand with books is cozy

a small white kitchen with checked floors, butcherblock countertops, a bright striped curtain and a stand with books is cozy

a small kitchen with neutral cabinets and creamy countertops, open shelves for storage, a mini kitchen island with a holder for pans over it

a small kitchen with neutral cabinets and creamy countertops, open shelves for storage, a mini kitchen island with a holder for pans over it

a small white kitchen with double ceilings, the height is used for additional storage cabinets here, which is a veyr smart idea

a small white kitchen with double ceilings, the height is used for additional storage cabinets here, which is a veyr smart idea

a tiny white kitchen with an open cabinet with shelves, a butcherblock countertop and some shelves for storage on the wall

a tiny white kitchen with an open cabinet with shelves, a butcherblock countertop and some shelves for storage on the wall

a tiny cottage kitchen with white cabinets, printed colorful texitles, a ladder for storing things up and on it

a tiny cottage kitchen with white cabinets, printed colorful texitles, a ladder for storing things up and on it

a tiny kitchen with white cabinets, butcherblock countertops, open shelves and a hood plus a tiny kitchen island and a vertical herb garden

a tiny kitchen with white cabinets, butcherblock countertops, open shelves and a hood plus a tiny kitchen island and a vertical herb garden

a tiny blue kitchen with butcherblock countertops and open shelves over the cabinets plus a view is cozy and cool

a tiny blue kitchen with butcherblock countertops and open shelves over the cabinets plus a view is cozy and cool

a small minimalist kitchen with wooden cabinets and concrete countertops, upper cabinets and open shelves to use every inch of space

a small minimalist kitchen with wooden cabinets and concrete countertops, upper cabinets and open shelves to use every inch of space