The kitchen is an essential part of any home, serving as its heart regardless of its dimensions. When it comes to smaller kitchens, it can be a bit challenging to decorate in a way that maximizes its potential.

Here are some Do’s and Dont’s when it comes to small kitchen décor:


  • Choose fresh, neutral colors to make the room feel more spacious.
  • Create a feature wall to draw the eye away from the size of the room.
  • Use a dining table that can be folded or placed against a wall to save space.
  • Consider using a dining table with benches instead of chairs.
  • Coordinate smaller pieces in matching colors to create a visual flow in the space.
  • Add a splash of color with units or accessories to add depth to the room.
  • Keep work surfaces clutter-free by making storage a priority.
  • Use straight lines and large floor tiles or wooden flooring to create the illusion of a longer, larger space.
  • Choose unique lighting fixtures, such as a chandelier, to add interest and make the kitchen stand out.
  • Make the most of high ceilings by drawing the eye upwards.
  • Use glossy kitchen surfaces to reflect light and make the space appear larger.
  • Display your cookbook collection on a shelf to add color and visual interest.
  • Make a feature of any windows in the space and ensure that natural light is not blocked.


  • Avoid using dark, heavy colors, such as in paint or wall tiles, as they can make a room feel smaller.
  • Opt for lighter colors to create a brighter, more open feel.
  • Avoid choosing a dark worktop and instead opt for a white or natural wood tone to keep the space feeling light and airy.