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5 Big Ideas For Compact Kitchens

It's time to conquer your cooking corner styling dilemmas!


Just because you don't have a six-burner stove or a dining table for a dozen guests, doesn't mean you can't have a kitchen that would wow everybody that enters your home. Believe it or not, sometimes all it takes to achieve your dream aesthetic is moving a few pieces of furniture or painting the walls a brand new color. Style your way out of a tired scullery with these ideas: 

Set an eye-catching backdrop through wallpaper.

Since you don't have a lot of room for statement pieces, feel free to work with prints to make the space interesting. A unique background will provide the decorative element while taking the attention from the tight layout of the kitchen. 

Create contrast with paint.

For those who aren't big fans of wallpaper, you can create a similar effect with paint—try using bright hues or playing with color blocking for an extra fun vibe. If you are set on using a neutral for your walls, you can establish contrast by using vibrant-colored appliances. 

Splurge on luxurious materials.

Since there isn't much ground to cover, you can focus on using more expensive materials. Experiment with marble, soapstone, granite or even copper for your countertops and cupboards. 

Invest in compact furniture. 

Believe it or not, simply by choosing pieces that transform or you can fold away, can help you save a lot of floorspace. Think about investing in bar carts that can double as storage or a small dining table that extends into a space for eight with just a few easy maneuvers. 

READ: 5 Compact Furniture Pieces For Small Spaces

Go sleek.

A minimalist-inspired kitchen with clean lines, traditional details, and neutral colors make the perfect backdrop for collectibles without making the space look cluttered. Stick to basic furniture pieces and appliances you use on a daily basis to keep the room looking tidy, too! 

PHOTOS: A Whimsy Wonderland and House To Home UK (Main) | eatwell101 | Alyssa Roxas | Decoist

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