Big Ideas for Small Kitchens

Small kitchens can be hard to decorate without making the room feel cluttered. However, smaller kitchens cost less to makeover and small projects can make a dramatic impact.


To make a dramatic statement without painting the walls or cupboards, try adding a backsplash. There are a variety of styles, patterns and colors to fit any kitchen. They are also easy to wipe clean if food particles get on them while washing dishes or cooking.


Go bold in the kitchen with a bright color. This can be achieved by painting an accent wall or colorful kitchen decorations such as rugs, decorative dishware, towels, and wall hangings.

Bold Patterns

If the kitchen has a window above the sink, find a window covering with a colorful, bold print. This focal point could be used to draw color inspiration for other decorations in the kitchen. Or, find a patterned wallpaper to put in the kitchen. This is a great way to bring color into a plain, white kitchen.

Open Shelving

A kitchen trend that has caught on recently is open shelves and cabinets for displaying interesting dishes or fun containers. This idea is better suited to those who like to keep their storage areas really tidy. Textured or colorful baskets or bins can be used for organization while bringing in a decorative element as well. Colorful dishes could be put on display as too.

Smaller kitchens are a good place to go bold, whether it be with color or patterns. Pieces that are both decorative and functional work well, so they aren’t just taking up much needed space.


Picking a Color Scheme

Colors define the mood of a room. Choosing the right color scheme is important, especially in the bathroom. When choosing a color scheme for the bathroom, use the rule of three. The rule of three is picking one neutral, one rich color, and one accent.

After picking three different colors, use a proportion of 70/20/10 for distribution. The lightest color should make up 70 percent of the room, the second lightest 20 percent and the boldest color should only make up 10 percent of the room.

There is another rule of three involving color. Make sure each color is used at least three times in the room. This can be done with accents, furniture, towels and more.

To create a nice contrast, dark colors can really help balance the room out. If a bright hue is chosen, make sure to balance it with a neutral tone so avoid making the room too loud.

Homeowners who are having trouble deciding on a color scheme can use the rest of the house as inspiration. Take an accent color from another room and use it as the base color for the bathroom. This can tie the whole house together and take the hassle out of picking paint colors.