|If you like to cook and wear Lolita, please wear an apron. Just don't lick the bowl with your fingers when you do.|
The kitchen doesn't have to be one of them. The kitchen can be you "happy place" from all that. That is if you are the cooking-type or want to learn.
To compromise, make sure what you're using to furnish your apartment is also cute but functional. It's hard to complain when you can't find a spatula to flip that pancake and you get handed one shaped like Snow White (or Darth Vader).
Below are a few items that I find are not only kitschy, but most important of all functional for a very cute kitchen.