By Roger Claudine. Dining Room. Published at Monday, April 23rd, 2018 - 03:54:13 AM.
Few of us have the luxury of a separate dining room these days, but however limited space might be it’s important to incorporate storage into your scheme wherever you can. Build a low-level, storage bench – it may take up a little floor space, but it will declutter and streamline your space while providing extra seating should you require it. If you can, have it made to match the rest of your furniture for a scheme that is cohesive and considered. Using low-level storage will also free up wall space – display a collection of framed prints that will add character and interest.
When space is tight, opt for extra comfort with a banquette. Blend it into the rest of the room by choosing furniture and colours that chime with the surrounding décor. Not only do banquettes offer a more casual, laid-back style of dining, but they’re also a great space-saver, requiring less room than chairs and offering valuable storage under the seats. Re-create the laid-back vibe with heaps of cushions and accessories, all tailored to fit your scheme.
Factor in a standalone sideboard. Freestanding furniture can provide a more individual solution than costly bespoke built-in storage systems. A sideboard is a great place to store plates, cutlery and glasses out of sight, especially when it is as stylish as this one. If you’re on a tight budget, look out for a second-hand one you can paint or, if you aren’t, splurge on a standout design.
The use of light is another important way of creating a larger looking room and apart from knocking through a wall to make a new window. Although it is expensive, you can also choose a cheaper and effective alternative way to use mirrors for the same purpose. Natural light from your window will reflect off your mirror or mirrors and therefore create more light and then give the impression of a much lighter space. Using a plain or similar colored frame to the rest of your furniture will help it to blend in with the existing theme of the dining room and create a stylish look.
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