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.

Bianca, Floral Pattern Wallpaper in dry kitchen

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 to design 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 in your dry kitchen space! 

Banana Leaves, Tropical Pattern Wallpaper in dry kitchen

Pictured: Banana Leaves Wallpaper

Dry kitchen wallpaper design #2: 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 dry kitchen.

Elegant Rainforest, Tropical Mural Wallpaper in dry kitchen

Pictured: Elegant Rainforest Wallpaper

Dry kitchen wallpaper design #3: Marble Art

Add a touch of elegance in your dry kitchen with Marble Art wallpaper, a classic pattern that never goes out of style.

Marble Art, Texture Wallpaper in dry kitchen

Pictured: Marble Art Wallpaper

Dry kitchen wallpaper design #4: 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 in your dry kitchen.

Pictured: Herringbone Strokes Wallpaper

Dry kitchen wallpaper design #5: 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 your dry kitchen space.

Igor Shells, Pattern Wallpaper in dry kitchen

Pictured: Igor Shells Wallpaper

Dry kitchen wallpaper design #6: 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 complement a dry kitchen that is bold and looking to make a statement. 

Pictured: Capri Tiles Wallpaper

Dry kitchen wallpaper design #7: Watercolour Blue

Big, bold watercolour paint strokes with gold accents - this is definitely a wallpaper for those who want to make a statement in their dry kitchen. Great matched with white and modern furnishings.

Pictured: Watercolour Blue Wallpaper

Dry kitchen wallpaper design #8: 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 #9: Jon Watercolour 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 centred in no time.

Jon, Watercolor Bamboo Japanese Wallpaper in dining room

Pictured: Jon Watercolor Bamboo Japanese Wallpaper

Dry kitchen wallpaper design #10: 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 shapes in pastel tones. It is a soft and sublet yet eye-catching way to add a feature wall in your dry kitchen!

Terrain, Abstract Mural Wallpaper in dry kitchen

Pictured: Terrain Wallpaper

Dry kitchen wallpaper design #11: Terry Leaf, Tropical Pattern Wallpaper

Immerse your dry kitchen space in the exotic allure of Terry Leaf Tropical Pattern Wallpaper. This captivating design presents close-up illustrations of a palm leaf, delivering a bold and visually striking botanical mural that's larger than life. With its minimalist yet intriguing style in soothing grey tones, Terry Leaf is the perfect choice for adding a touch of the tropics to your space.

Terry Leaf, Tropical Pattern Wallpaper in dry kitchen

Dry kitchen wallpaper design #12: Terrazzo Kern, Faux Texture Wallpaper

Elevate your dry kitchen with the timeless elegance of Terrazzo Kern Faux Texture Wallpaper. This wallpaper showcases a sophisticated terrazzo pattern with earthy tones set against a soft greyish-blue background, infusing your space with a touch of refined luxury.
Terrazzo Kern, Faux Texture Wallpaper in dry kitchen

Dry kitchen wallpaper design #13: Terrazzo Kie, Faux Texture Wallpaper

Revitalise your dry kitchen area with the vibrant charm of Terrazzo Kie, Faux Texture Wallpaper. This wallpaper is a game-changer, effortlessly transforming any room with its colourful terrazzo patterns. It's a surefire way to infuse visual appeal and interest into your walls, instantly refreshing your interior decor.
Terrazzo Kie, Faux Texture Wallpaper in dining room

Dry kitchen wallpaper design #14: Edvin Rhombus, Pattern Wallpaper

Introducing Edvin Rhombus, a sophisticated wallpaper design showcasing timeless rhombus patterns. Inspired by the classic geometric motifs of the 19th century, this wallpaper effortlessly blends tradition with contemporary style, making it an ideal choice for modern dry kitchen space. Elevate your culinary space with the understated elegance and historical charm of Edvin Rhombus Pattern Wallpaper, creating a stylish and inviting ambience for cooking and dining.
Edvin Rhombus, Pattern Wallpaper in dry kitchen

Dry kitchen wallpaper design #15: Tartan Plaid, Pattern Wallpaper

Tartan Plaid Pattern Wallpaper, is a soft, neutral-toned wallpaper that features a classic plaid design that’s perfect for creating a cosy and warm atmosphere in your dry kitchen area. This versatile design seamlessly blends with a range of interior styles, from cottage-inspired to rustic. With Tartan Plaid Wallpaper, you'll experience the warmth and familiarity of a classic design in a contemporary setting.
Tartan Plaid, Pattern Wallpaper in dry kitchen

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.

Read more about our wallpaper materials.

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September 19, 2022 — Daphnie Teo

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