Now This Is How to Decorate a Small Kitchen

If you grew up watching Home Alone and Nancy Meyers movies, you too probably dream of cooking feasts in your imaginary sprawling kitchen and being able to entertain your entire extended family around your breakfast island. In reality, most of us don't live in large homes with kitchen islands that sit eight and enough cupboard space to store an entire restaurant's dishware collection. Instead, we live in tiny studio apartments, starter homes, or city condos. But even though we don't quite have the space for that dream kitchen doesn't mean we shouldn't make the most of the space we do have.

Come to think of it, a small kitchen offers plenty of benefits: It forces us to be frugal with our kitchenware—who needs a dozen cake stands anyway?—and it means that we have the luxury to spend more per square footage than we would in a larger space. To help you make the most out of this newfound decorating budget, we outlined a few tips and tricks to make your tiny kitchen prettier, more efficient, and more versatile. Ready to completely transform your petite space? This is how to decorate small kitchens and show your guests that the best things come in small packages.

And now, why white kitchens will always make a striking statement in any home.

This story was originally published on December 1, 2018, and has since been updated.