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2. …and proportionGoing by the rules one would typically pick a long, rectangular installation for this single, deep space. But, the dinette at the end of the room changes the proportions of the linear form, allowing one to try a globular fixture, and succeeding spectacularly.Browse to see more light designs
Create an attractive focal pointIt’s tempting to go all white in a tiny space, but interior designer Penny Drue Baird worked colour and drama into this kitchen to draw the eye past the narrow cooking area through to the cozy dining spot.The chandelier is the centrepiece, and it stands out prettily against the aqua wall, which adds colour without overwhelming the room. The space-smart, well-padded banquette, also in a pale aqua, makes for a comfy dining experience. The cabinetry and counters are an unobtrusive white, so they recede, but the marble work surface adds to the luxurious feel of the room. The glass doors on the upper cabinets, meanwhile, help the space feel open.Read more:Must-Haves in a Small Open KitchenTell us: Do you have a small kitchen? Have you used any of these tricks or incorporated some of your own? Share your thoughts in the Comments below.
10. Try a fresh, airy palette…Sure, a crisp white palette can make a spatially challenged apartment feel airy and open, but all-white schemes can sometimes feel cold and lifeless. Rather than dressing your space in this classic tone from ceiling to floor, introduce muted shades like soft pastels or light neutrals that achieve the same space-maximising effect but offer character and visual interest as well. This compact culinary zone features a calming colour combo of fresh mint and white that makes the room feel more spacious and infuses it with a relaxed vibe and personality.