Small Kitchen Design Ideas That Inspire

03/30/2015 10:27 am ET | Updated May 25, 2015

Go for bold.

A vibrant color block is the perfect way to designate zones in a studio setup.
Checkered tiles coupled with a bright burst of yellow complement the lively ambiance of this retro space.
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Stick to neutrals.

Maximize the visual dimensions of a room with a basic decor scheme and a subtle use of color. A striped rug instantly elongates the appearance of the narrow space!
See more of this gorgeous San Francisco kitchen on The Every Girl.

Avoid clutter.

Crowded counter tops and disheveled dishware can instantly diminish the square footage of a space.
Utilize products that promote form and function, decorating with minimalism in mind.
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Make the most of every square inch.
An abundance of natural accents evoke an uplifting aesthetic with natural undertones and bright hues.

An ingeniously converted fireplace serves as the perfect enclave for the stove, with ample storage space on the above mantel.

Use the walls.

A lack of shelf space and cluttered drawers call for storage solutions that go beyond the ordinary. An extended window sill provides additional shelving for a cluster of potted herbs and farm-fresh goodies!
Simple hooks and magnetic strips conveniently display kitchen tools and spices.
See more of this ultra-chic Berlin pad on Freunde von Freuden!

Indulge in pastels.

Elevate a simple space with a refreshing color palette and bright metallics.
An extended floating shelf displays the best of the dishware in this stunning studio kitchen.
See the complete makeover on Sugar and Cloth!