Photo: Philip Harvey. Interior Designer: Agnes Bourne, Inc.
for a way to brighten up your small kitchen space? Try painting
the walls with a bright, sunny yellow to create a sense of cheeriness.
Black and white checked floors can add dimension and interest.
Hang funky French posters on your walls to create a cheery French
Bistro feel. Decorate
your table with bright yellow dinnerware with deep coffee mugs.
A sleek black bistro table adds a contemporary flair, but if you
aren't so bold, drape your table in coordinating fabrics in yellows
and blacks or even bright blues. Try searching auctions on Ebay
for great deals on art and accessories for you French Bistro kitchen.
is always an issue in small kitchens. Try hanging a pot
rack. Not only will it give you a place to store your pots and
pans, it adds a decorative touch and makes the kitchen appear used
Use simple ceramic bowls on your counters to store fruits. Not
only is it storage space, but it will also accessorize as well
as add colors and textures.
Window treatments can be kept simple in order to allow the light
to fill your space. Try simple sheer blinds.
If you want more fabric and texture, add a valance or window topper
to bring out more color in your room.
Make your small kitchen a fun, cheerful space with a splash of
yellow and a twist of French flair.