The kitchen is probably one of the most exciting rooms to decorate because no other room combines so many aspects of our daily life. It is not for nothing that when it comes to decoration, its arrangement is one of the least obvious exercises. Even more so when it comes to a small kitchen. In the case of a kitchenette, you always have to think more about optimizing functionality.
Anyway, good design does not require much space. You can create a beautiful place with just a few square meters. So even if your kitchen seems too small at first glance, here are 8 ideas to arrange your kitchenette and equip it in the best possible way. Let’s go !
1 – Light colors to enlarge your kitchenette
A simple and ingenious trick to make your small kitchen appear bigger: light kitchen cupboards and walls. In addition to a sense of crispness, these also create the illusion of space. Also play the card of uniformity at the level of the cabinet fronts, it will add to this feeling of place. In addition, who says cupboards says storage. Which is not negligible in a kitchenette, is not it? Clear does not mean bland. You can add elements that stand out visually, which will aim to show your personality.
2 – Transparent glass shelves to combine practicality and design
Wall shelves are probably the most effective way to quickly and easily create more kitchen storage space. Regardless of the size of your kitchenette, there is usually always a little free space on the wall. The wall shelves are practical, offer additional storage space and can also be designed extremely decorative. For example, have you ever imagined choosing a glass shelving system? They are durable, easy to clean and beautiful to look at. In addition, in terms of design, they let in the light. If you choose them in colored glass, you are sure to make them the centerpiece of your kitchenette.
3 – A retractable or integrated table to save space
If you have been interested for a long time in the subject of kitchenettes layout, you have surely already come across this question of the retractable table or integrated table. These are tables or shelves because they are narrow, more like counters or bars than real tables, very compact. They provide an additional work surface for your kitchenette, as well as a place to dine. Some can be folded up against the wall to save space. Find a nice seat or two to frame it and hold it the center of your kitchenette.
4 – A round table rather than a rectangular one to save space
When you have in your mind the image of a big, long table around which all your friends and all your family sit, when is it? Is it everyday? Not really. Of course, in everyday life, a large and beautiful table would be the most beautiful effect, undoubtedly very pleasant to look at. But how practical would it be in your kitchenette? How about a round table?
So much more practical, and puts all your guests on an equal footing!
5 – Minimalism and a few touches to accentuate your personality
Whether you are in a loft, a large kitchen or a kitchenette, the mantra remains the same for many interior designers: less is more. It is better not to multiply the decorative elements too much. One more go here, one photo there, and this can quickly lead to a cluttered kitchen on the one hand and the loss of valuable workspace on the other. It is therefore preferable to proceed by keys. Pick a few things. A decoration on the floor, a few shelves that catch the eye and nothing more. Just two places, two things that give off a lot of personality, and that’s enough.
6 – A mirror to enlarge the space
What if at credenza height, or even instead of the credenza, you install a mirror? Your entire kitchenette is reflected in it and it gives the impression of an enlarged room. Can’t see the point? It’s just that a mirror disturbs our perception of things and so you have the feeling of being in a room that seems bigger to you than it really is. You have the option of choosing cabinet fronts that are completely made up of mirrors. The light is reflected there. Regardless of the shape and location of your mirror, it is sure to bring character to your kitchenette.
7 – Special attention to lighting
One of the essential design elements in a kitchen is undoubtedly light. A kitchen is made up of different areas: where we prepare food, where we eat, where we do the dishes. And each of these spaces needs its own lighting. The more you “individualize” the light, the warmer the kitchen appears.
8 – unused spaces to explore
Have you seen that a corner shelf or the area under your ceiling could provide you with storage and storage space? Just like the side of your cupboards on which you can install splashbacks to hang objects on.