4 Tips And 25 Ideas To Design A Small Kitchen

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Having a small kitchen doesn’t mean that you can’t have a stylish decorated and very welcoming space. We’ve shared many common ideas to design a small space or nook but today I’d like to be more specific and share some smart ideas to create a cozy and comfy ambience in your small kitchen. Let’s have a look at the simple and genius ideas I’ve prepared!

Contemporary Decor

Contemporary aesthetics lets even a small space feel larger because it’s laconic and uncluttered. Such decor usually doesn’t include many details and items, which means that you’ll get beautiful kitchen design without making it smaller. Make sleek cabinets and countertops, don’t be afraid to add color to your kitchen rocking colorful ones. Think of creating a visual contrast between the cabinets or at least use some textural materials like wood, plywood, marble, stone and so on to give more interest to the space – having a contemporary sleek space doesn’t mean having a boring one!

a small grey kitchen with a wooden floor and a subway tile backsplash looks interesting though it's small

a small grey kitchen with a wooden floor and a subway tile backsplash looks interesting though it's small

go for wood to add texture and warmth to your kitchen and it will look more interesting

go for wood to add texture and warmth to your kitchen and it will look more interesting

contemporary aesthetics is nowhere but boring, which means having some edgy details is guaranteed

contemporary aesthetics is nowhere but boring, which means having some edgy details is guaranteed

keep your kitchen uncluttered adding only the elements that you really need

keep your kitchen uncluttered adding only the elements that you really need

going for black parts, think of having some light-colored, too, to create a contrast and make the small space larger

going for black parts, think of having some light-colored, too, to create a contrast and make the small space larger

a modern kitchen done in white and pastels is a cool and non-boring idea to try

a modern kitchen done in white and pastels is a cool and non-boring idea to try

a small contemporary kitchen nook separated from the rest of the space with a kitchen island

a small contemporary kitchen nook separated from the rest of the space with a kitchen island

a very small contemporary kitchen nook done in cream and brown plus acrylic chairs for an airy feel

a very small contemporary kitchen nook done in cream and brown plus acrylic chairs for an airy feel

a compact kitchen with minimalist aesthetics and touches of natural wood for more coziness

a compact kitchen with minimalist aesthetics and touches of natural wood for more coziness

Multiple Lights

The more light you have in some space, the bigger it seems – this tip always works and I think using it will make your kitchen not only visually larger but also more inviting. If you have large windows and maybe skylights, it’s ideal to fill your kitchen with natural light but you’ll also need some built-in lights, chandeliers or pendant lamps and I would strongly recommend having some lights on upper cabinets or along the kitchen backsplash to make cooking more comfortable.

a tiny kitchen nook with some built-in lights here and there looks stylish and cool

a tiny kitchen nook with some built-in lights here and there looks stylish and cool

a minimalist kitchen fully illuminated with a large bubble chandelier and some built-in lights

a minimalist kitchen fully illuminated with a large bubble chandelier and some built-in lights

even such a small kitchen nook seems larger and more spacious with enough light

even such a small kitchen nook seems larger and more spacious with enough light

having several windows besides built-in lights is a perfect idea to fill your space with natural light

having several windows besides built-in lights is a perfect idea to fill your space with natural light

built-in lights and glossy cabinets that reflect the light and make the space even bigger

built-in lights and glossy cabinets that reflect the light and make the space even bigger

built-in lights plus additional bulbs hanging from above illuminate this peaceful space

built-in lights plus additional bulbs hanging from above illuminate this peaceful space

many pendant lamps of the same design create a whole installation and work as art in your kitchen

many pendant lamps of the same design create a whole installation and work as art in your kitchen

Adding Color/Print

Many home owners tend to make their small kitchens too laconic and hence boring as they think that lighter shades are optimal and no clutter or decor is necessary. We recommend to go for some colorful touches and prints to make your space more interesting and welcoming and to raise your mood upon entering. A bold tile backsplash, a colorful rug, bold cabinets and even appliances will help you to achieve this effect.

bold blue cabinets make a colorful statement here and raise the mood making maximum of a small space

bold blue cabinets make a colorful statement here and raise the mood making maximum of a small space

a colorful tile backsplash changes the space and makes it vivacious and welcoming

a colorful tile backsplash changes the space and makes it vivacious and welcoming

a colorful tile backsplash and a bold printed rug make the kitchen more eye-catchy and welcoming

a colorful tile backsplash and a bold printed rug make the kitchen more eye-catchy and welcoming

a kitchen nook is separated and highlighted in teal color, which makes it bold and cool

a kitchen nook is separated and highlighted in teal color, which makes it bold and cool

even a small nook can get some color with bold cabinets like these blue ones, for example

even a small nook can get some color with bold cabinets like these blue ones, for example

Going All-White

An opposite idea, going all-white without any colorful touches, can be also nice and maybe more popular for those who love minimalism. Just make your kitchen more interesting with some marble, whitewashed wood or brick surfaces, give it a texture.

a pure white minimalist kitchen is made more catchy with marble surfaces

a pure white minimalist kitchen is made more catchy with marble surfaces

a high gloss white kitchen with tall wall cabinets and an island

a high gloss white kitchen with tall wall cabinets and an island

an all-white look is an amazing idea, and here a faux brick backsplash adds interest

an all-white look is an amazing idea, and here a faux brick backsplash adds interest