For many of us, our dining room is usually a part of an open-plan setting with a living area and a kitchen, which frankly, can make it quite difficult to give the space its own unique design. The ones who are lucky enough to have a separate dining room though, oftentimes overlook this space as they use it rather infrequently. Whatever your case may be – whether your table and chairs are crammed into a tiny room, or are just tucked into a corner in your living room – designing a small space requires some tricks to maximize its full potential. Let’s get started.
The Game of Furniture
You can visually expand your small dining room by using a monochromatic palette. Cleverly designed furniture is your best bet here – get a round table and white chairs for dining table that can be easily tucked in when they’re not in use. Before buying, make sure to measure what size should your table be and whether you want an oval or a rectangular one. What materials will best complement your existing style? Turning to abstract modernism is always a great idea when designing small spaces as its linear furniture and sharp, clean lines are just ideal for this purpose. Also, instead of a dining table, you can incorporate a shelf-like countertop and bar stools with slim legs. Feel free to continue with the less-is-more approach on the flooring and walls for the ultimate effect.
Use Your Existing Features
Large windows have always been my thing, so if you have one use it to add interest to your dining room area. No better view to start your day than the one of a lush garden view, countryside or cityscape. Reserve a spot to dine right next to your window – it will work wonders for the entire experience, creating a lovely and peaceful space. If you are a bench lover, substitute the dining chairs for a cozy bench around your table to create a comfy booth with a view. Add seat pads and scatter colourful cushions on it. As for the lighting, hang an oversized pendant light above the table to make the cosy arrangement that much more lovely.
Light and Airy
You can never go wrong with a round pedestal table and white chairs for dining table to visually enhance your space. Keep the focus off the fact that you are dealing with a small space and draw attention to some other unique details in the room. A great idea is to paint a cute circular design on the wall to make the dining zone more defined. Use a palette of sugary pale pastels to make the space look more light and airy and allow for as much as possible daylight to penetrate the room.