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by Cora L Diekman

Even small kitchens can have major architectural style. A bold paint color—like this dark teal—accentuates the frame of a small inset kitchen with clean lines and an upbeat feeling of welcome.

This small-space kitchen feels open and airy thanks to an abundance of cabinets that keep clutter at bay and a wall-mounted table that folds away when not in use.

A slanted wall can mean fewer storage possibilities, but this kitchen takes full advantage of unique structure by tucking a small table next to a bright window, creating a cozy

breakfast nook

we’d sip our coffee in any day of the week.

Industrial designs are often found in large spaces, but this petite kitchen nails industrial-chic by incorporating just the right amount of stainless fixtures, butcher’s block surfaces, and rustic metal accents.

These glam grey cabinets are proof that white isn’t the only light color that can brighten up a small kitchen space.

This eclectic kitchen is all things cute and charming, and reminds us of a quaint Parisian apartment, complete with vintage French touches.

When all you have is the smallest of spaces to work with, have fun and play it up with bold colors and a fun wall treatment, like this modern branch wallpaper.

This kitchen turns lack of storage into a utilitarian decorative statement, with

open shelving

canisters, baskets, and neatly stacked essentials on display.

This exposed brick is proof that a statement wall works even in the smallest of spaces.

If you think that a small kitchen MUST be painted white, think again. We’re loving this

black accent wall

(and ceiling!) and bold Caribbean-blue accents, which give this otherwise humdrum kitchen a style that’s bold, and edgy.

This small space design turns up the contrast quotient with punches of black and white, creating lots of visual interest with a minimal amount of color.

Tiny kitchens should consider a statement piece (or statement appliance) like this adorable pink SMEG 50s retro style dishwasher that steals the show.

When wall space is seriously limited, don’t be afraid to hang shelves across windows for added storage.

Something about the messy-chic vibe emanating from this small kitchen makes us want to sit down for a cup of tea. So cute!

What is it about a SMEG that is so covetable? Yes, this bold lipstick-red fridge is spot on, but there is so much else to love about this space too, like that clever breakfast bar, those floors, the natural light, and all of that storage!

Have a

small living room

too? It’s okay—we have ALL the tips that will make your tiny living room look and feel bigger.