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4 simple style hacks you should use in your small kitchen

From sleek finishes to clever storage, these four clever design hacks will help you to to create small kitchen that’s big on style

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4 simple style hacks you should use in your small kitchen

1. Add some personality

Quirky essentials, both practical and amusing, throw some individuality into the kitchen mix, ensuring that downsizing needn’t mean compromising on personality. The perfect canvas to let these unique pieces shine is a calming interior colour scheme grounded in warming neutrals.

2. Mix your materials

Combining interesting textures in the kitchen is a sure-fire way to inject intrigue into an otherwise highly functional family room. Statement lampshades and designer tableware can become a talking point, while larger appliances should be kept in sleek silver to balance the look. A background of earthy but light paint tones are a fresh approach.

3. Create a white base

Crisp but also comforting, white is the perfect backdrop for bursts of colour and architecturally designed decor. Steel and silver details pair particularly well with white and in terms of shape, the sleeker the better. Stools with narrow legs and pendant lights with slim cords are useful for making smaller rooms seem larger, while cut-out accessories increase this sense of space.

4. Practice restraint in your choices

Narrow rooms may be daunting when decorating calls for prioritising decor with limited elbow room, but luckily, creativity loves restraint. Taps with two temperatures in one and wall-mounted lights rise to the challenge. And a modern colour scheme of putty, black and white gives a sense of dynamism to a small but perfectly formed space.

Photography by: Julie Crespel/ bauersyndication.com.au.

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