Natural light is an important element of traditional kitchens which should benefit from as much sunlight as possible while also using artificial lighting as appropriate to offer a setting in which eyestrain does not become a problem through the preparation of the family meal. While many so-called "Modern" kitchens feature bold colors and stark contrasts, and smooth surfaces which invite sterility and regimentation into the ritual of food production, a traditional kitchen is a place where everything need not be uniform, where quirks and variations in both food and furniture are accepted as part of the room‘s charm and ability to evoke nostalgic memories.
The technique to making a great and functional small kitchen design is to work with the space that you already have. No matter how small it may be. The first thing that you have to do is to get rid of the clutter. Then always be on the look-out for functional kitchen items that you can also use for decoration.
Really change up this space by using two different sized tiles. Install square glass on the majority of the splash then run a border of matching subway tile throughout. Or try putting the subway tile on the splash but squares behind the stove. How about setting the glass tiles on an angle so that the squares look like diamonds instead. Do this on the entire splash or just behind the stove.