Tiny Spaces Can Have a Big Impact…
I”m a huge believer that even the tiniest places can make a big impact. Take our tiny rental kitchen. Though she may be small, it’s a great space that has a lot of potentials. It’s been through many makeovers and currently, it’s my favourite look so far. I love how calm this room feels.
Decorating a small kitchen is a set formula that anyone can do. You could replicate it this weekend and have a fabulous looking room ready for the new week. Fancy giving your tiny kitchen a new look? Here are my top tips for decorating a small kitchen…
RUGS HELP DEFINE THE SPACE.
I love a good rug in a kitchen. It helps to make the floorplan look bigger as well as define the spaces in the kitchen. Especially if you have a kitchen- dining room situation. My rug is from Homesense and it’s great. A nice neutral colour for space. I would always recommend going vintage/ unique for your rug in the kitchen. This is an opportunity to do something, add colour and texture to space.
USE BASKETS & BOXES FOR STORAGE AND INTEREST.
Anytime that I can use a basket I will absolutely do so. In my kitchen, you’ll find a lot of different type of baskets and boxes. These are perfect for storage and grabbing things easy (as you can see here with our bananas and eggs) but also adding interest and texture to your kitchen. Again, I’d recommend going vintage/ thrift where possible. It just adds that interest and uniqueness you won’t get buying from a store.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HEIGHT.
This goes for both decorating a small kitchen and a rental one. In our home, we have very large ceilings so it would have been silly not to take advantage of the height. If you follow me on YouTube, you would have seen me building this tall unit surrounding our fridge in our rental kitchen makeover video. This was to take advantage of the space and height, adding extra storage and space. Where possible, take advantage of the height you have in your kitchen. Build shelves and have fun decorating them. Take cabinets all the way up to the ceiling, this is a much luxe look.
ADD FREE-STANDING STORAGE WHERE YOU CAN.
If you have any free wall space and very little storage, take advantage and get yourself some free-standing storage. We invested in this bookcase that we turned into a pantry and it changed our storage game. Not only was it extra storage (and hidden storage at that) but it’s also an additional place for creating a decorative moment. I love our little baking moment with our glass jars of ingredients. We also have additional cookbooks and decorative items that create a moment that I love looking at.
PRACTICAL ITEMS CAN BE DECORATIVE.
Practical items do not have to be boring. There’s an opportunity to create a moment with these. The best example of this in my rental kitchen is my utensil holder. This was an investment but I would highly recommend it. It’s gorgeous and looks great on our kitchen island.
Other examples are going back to our baskets and wooden boxes that I mentioned previously. It’s these things that can take your small kitchen to the next level. It will make your kitchen stand out and look editorial.
SHOP MY KITCHEN.