The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in our home where we prepare meals, entertain guests, and gather as a family. In this guide, we will be sharing more about what a dry kitchen is, tips on how to design your dry kitchen and also our favourite wallpapers to spruce up your dry kitchen effortlessly!
What is a dry kitchen?
A dry kitchen is typically used to prepare meals that do not require any cooking, such as sandwiches and salads. It can also be used as a place to gather around and eat.
What is the difference between a dry kitchen vs a wet kitchen?
A dry kitchen is typically used for light food preparation while a wet kitchen is used for main cooking and washing dishes so it’s usually where the stove, sink and dishwasher are installed.
It’s becoming increasingly popular for homeowners to combine these 2 types of kitchens as they serve different needs. For example, the wet kitchen can be reserved for heavy cooking and cleaning while the dry kitchen can be used as a pantry or even as a space to entertain guests!
Dry kitchen design tip #1: Consider the layout to ensure everything is within easy reach
When designing a dry kitchen, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is the layout. You want to make sure that the kitchen appliances are placed strategically between the dry and wet kitchen so that they are easily accessible. For example, you may consider putting the fridge in between the wet and dry kitchen so you can easily grab ingredients while cooking or grab a snack without having to enter the wet kitchen.
Dry kitchen design tip #2: Add open shelving for extra storage
You can consider installing open shelving as it is a great way to add extra storage space while creating a more spacious feel in your dry kitchen!
Pictured: Delicate Stripes Wallpaper
Dry kitchen design tip #3: Create ample counter space
It's also a good idea to have ample counter space as it is useful for food preparation and also for storing small appliances like toasters and coffee makers.
One great way to create counter space is to build a kitchen island in the dry kitchen which can also act as a great space to entertain your guests or have family meals.
Dry kitchen design tip #4: Create visual interest with different finishes
Finally, think about the finishes. Since the heavy cooking and cleaning will be done in the wet kitchen which tends to require easy-to-clean and stain-resistant materials, you can choose different finishes for both the dry and wet kitchen to divide the spaces and create visual interest.
You can also consider wainscoting at the bottom half of the wall, which can help to provide extra protection against bumps and scratches in the kitchen.
Dry kitchen design tip #5: Add personal touches
Finally, add some personal touches to your dry kitchen with some stylish accessories. Since this area is typically dryer as compared to the wet kitchen, you can include things like colourful tea towels, cookbooks, plants or even some fun artwork.
Featured: Bianca Floral Wallpaper
Is wallpaper suitable for a dry kitchen?
It's a common question we get asked - is wallpaper suitable for the kitchen? The answer is yes, but it's important to choose a wallpaper that is moisture resistant. This will ensure that it can withstand the inevitable splashes and spills that occur in any kitchen. At Hello Circus, you can opt for heavy duty textured vinyl, which is more resistant to moisture, hard-wearing and has a linen emboss effect.
Wallpaper designs to spruce up your dry kitchen
We’ve shortlisted some of our favourite wallpaper designs to get you inspired in designing your very own dry kitchen!
Dry kitchen wallpaper design #1: Banana Leaves Wallpaper
Add a distinctive feature wall with the tropical banana pattern wallpaper mural!
Pictured: Banana Leaves Wallpaper
Dry kitchen wallpaper design: Elegant Rainforest
An update of our favourite rainforest wallpaper design, featuring a lush and enchanting tropical mural featuring flowering evergreens and rustic palm trees. This wallpaper design adds a fresh touch of the outdoors to your kitchen.
Pictured: Elegant Rainforest Wallpaper
Dry kitchen wallpaper design: Marble Art
Add a touch of elegance in your kitchen with Marble Art wallpaper, a classic pattern that never goes out of style.
Pictured: Marble Art Wallpaper
Dry kitchen wallpaper design: Herringbone Strokes
If you’re looking for a twist on the usual herringbone design, this black and white herringbone strokes wallpaper is for you. The modest strokes pairs well with most interior colour schemes while still creating an interesting new feature.
Pictured: Herringbone Strokes Wallpaper
Dry kitchen wallpaper design: Igor Shells
The Igor Shells wallpaper features repeated shell/dome shapes in a watercolour wash for more nuance and depth. It will look perfect in any space in your home.
Pictured: Igor Shells Wallpaper
Dry kitchen wallpaper design : Capri Tiles
Inspired by lemons and summer in Capri, these tiles will no doubt be an eye-catcher for homeowners and guests alike. The various colours in the Capri-inspired tile design complements rooms that are bold and looking to make a statement.
Pictured: Capri Tiles Wallpaper
Dry kitchen wallpaper design: Watercolour Blue
Big, bold watercolour paint strokes with gold accents - this is definitely a wallpaper for those who want to make a statement. Great matched with white and modern furnishings.
Pictured: Watercolour Blue Wallpaper
Dry kitchen wallpaper design: Polished Concrete
If you are going for an industrial look for your dry kitchen, Polished Concrete will be the perfect wallpaper design for you to achieve the style effortlessly!
Concrete Ciré is a popular plastering technique used to create beautiful, classy walls. This polished concrete wallpaper makes it possible to apply this same popular plastering technique as a beautiful metallic wallpaper to your wall, without the need of plastering your wall. This wallpaper comes with a slight metallic shimmer.
Pictured: Polished Concrete Wallpaper
Dry kitchen wallpaper design: Jon Watercolor Bamboo Japanese
There's something about bamboo wallpaper that instantly makes a room feel more calming and serene. With its Japanese-inspired design, this wallpaper is sure to bring a touch of zen and tranquility to any space. You might just find yourself feeling more calm and centered in no time.
Pictured: Jon Watercolor Bamboo Japanese Wallpaper
Dry kitchen wallpaper design: Terrain Wallpaper
For those who are more drawn towards a more abstract mural, the Terrain Wallpaper creates a playful and artistic backdrop with its graceful flowing white lines and shapres in pastel tones. It is a soft and sublet yet eye-catching way to add a feature wall in your kitchen!
Pictured: Terrain Wallpaper
For more kitchen inspiration, head over to our wallpaper collection for kitchen!
Why choose Hello Circus’ wallpapers?
We understand your wall comes in different shapes and sizes. Each wallpaper is therefore customised to the dimensions of your wall, making each wallpaper unique to your home. We also sell by per meter square (Height x Width x Unit Price) and not by rolls so that you only pay for what you need for your wall.
Check out our guide on how to measure your wall for wallpaper!
Benefits of our wallpapers:
- High Quality: Our wallpapers are printed on high quality non-woven paper in factories with the highest standards from Europe. They are reinforced with nylon fibres to make the wallpaper stable and resilient.
- Matte and non-reflective: Our non woven wallpapers are coated with soft and non-reflective matte finishing.
- Safe and non-toxic: Our products are printed using stain resistant, VOC-free (Volatile Organic Compounds) inks on breathable, PVC (Polymerizing Vinyl Chloride) free paper. This ensures that your family and more importantly, your kids are not exposed to toxic chemicals which are usually present in traditional paint and wallpapers, all of which may have harmful health effects.
- Antimicrobial Protection
- Wallpaper washability: All our wallpapers are washable, meaning that their surface is resistant to damage, and any domestic dirt or water stains can be wiped with a damp cloth or sponge.
- Resistant to colour fading: Our production technology is designed to ensure optimum resistance to colour fading.
- Fire resilient: Our wallpapers are fire rated in accordance with EN ISO 11925-2.
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