A galley kitchen is a full kitchen that has two sides and in order to get through the kitchen you walk through the center of the room. A galley kitchen tend to run quite small and this can make it hard to decorate. Fortunately, there are a few decorating tips in particular that can help when you are working with a galley kitchen. First of all, update your galley kitchen walls by applying a fresh coat of paint. Lighter paint colors can help a galley kitchen feel more spacious. Light and bright colors will make your galley kitchen seem more open and airy, so white- or blonde-wood cabinets are ideal. Darker and bolder colors will add drama and impact, but will make it seem smaller and it won’t reflect the light around the room as well. If you love dark or bold colors but don’t want your small kitchen feeling cramped, add it sparingly with a glass-tile backsplash, a granite countertop or by painting the back wall of the kitchen an accent color.
Update your galley kitchen with matching stainless-steel appliances. New appliances are typically more energy-efficient and might help lower your monthly utility bills. Galley kitchens can appear dark and dreary without proper lighting. Install a skylight to allow natural light to permeate the space. Overhead recessed or track lighting provides ample ambient light without taking up much ceiling space. Suspend a decorative pendant light over the kitchen sink area if space permits. Limit the number of accessories you place on your countertops and walls to avoid a cluttered space that can appear disjointed and crowded.