Useful Tips to Decorate Small U-Shaped Kitchen
Small U-shaped kitchens are one of the most functional layouts in kitchen designs. They contain the three most important elements in a kitchen — the refrigerator, stove and sink — all within reach of one another. Because of this functionality, U-shaped kitchens are often installed in small spaces, in place of galley and other smaller kitchen designs. But this design can make the area feel cramped instead of functional. Proper planning and decorating can help to make it feel as open as it is useful.
Small U-Shaped Kitchen Decor
Keep It Clean
A Small U-Shaped Kitchen has a lot going on in one space. A busy or cluttered design can quickly overwhelm it, making it feel cramped and chaotic. Keep your decorating and design for the space as clean and minimalist as possible to help prevent this. Avoid decorative or busy backsplashes and use clean, solid-colored designs instead. Choose countertops that don’t have a lot of veining or bright colors and select cabinets that don’t have corbels, lattice or other busy elements. Whenever possible, keep your countertop appliances tucked away and keep any wall art outside of the U.
Using one color in different shades or using different colors that are all the same hue helps keep a small kitchen from feeling cramped. Choose a wall color for the wall outside the U that is the darkest shade in the space. Use lighter versions of that color on the backsplash, cabinet knobs and hardware and for the countertop. Using the same color throughout the space tricks your eye into thinking the space is larger than it is. It also gives cohesion to the space.