It’s easy for a small kitchen to begin feeling claustrophobic—nobody wants to feel cramped in one of the most important rooms in a home, whether they’re a buyer or seller. Depending upon how you choose to decorate the space, however, it’s entirely possible to make even the smallest of kitchens feel more open and welcoming. Here are just a few ways to get you started.
1. Use the Ceiling
Unsurprisingly, many small kitchens are lacking in cupboard and counter space. This is a great opportunity to use what the ceiling has to offer. For example, you could try hanging a brass rod above your sink and use it to hang pots, pans, mugs, and more. Not only does it look industrial chic, but it’s also a practical way to expand your storage space.
2. Add Plants
When a room is beginning to feel drab and lifeless, what better way to brighten the space up than by adding plants? Even in a small kitchen, there are plenty of spaces you can incorporate greenery into the layout. On top of the fridge, on the windowsill, and atop the cabinets are great examples. If you get a good helping of sunlight in your kitchen, that’s even better.
3. Conceal Using a Fabric Skirt
Some small kitchens might not even have closed cabinets beneath the sink and in other cramped corners. If you’re looking to hide what’s below, a great solution is to add a fabric skirt. You can tuck away anything unsightly while adding a bit of cozy farmhouse flair to your kitchen. From cleaning supplies to wastebaskets and more, all can be concealed with a strategically placed skirt.
4. Throw Down a Rug
If you’re looking to add decor without taking up too much additional space, why not add a stylish rug into the mix? Rugs are a fantastic item to add if you’re hoping not to make a cramped space feel even more tightly packed. Plus, rugs can be a cozy addition to any living space, and they add a unique pop of warmth and color to your design. With all the options out there, you’ll find a rug that suits your style in no time!
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