By Josse Alexandrie. Dining Room. Published at Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 - 18:22:22 PM.
Don’t let a small dining room restrict you. Increase the space in a narrow dining room with a slimline table and wall-hung accessories. If you have a large family or a continuous stream of guests visiting then a small, circular table may not be an option for you. Instead, invest in a slender table that will fit neatly into a narrow space, such as a kitchen-diner, conservatory or even a hallway. Free up floor space with wall-hung lighting on pivots that can be positioned over your table to provide efficient task lighting. Wire it up to a dimmer switch for an ambient glow – ideal for intimate meals. Finally, punctuate the scheme with artwork and table decorations to add character and personality.
Small dining rooms are often nooks carved out of larger spaces. Unify the dining area with the surrounding spaces by employing similar design characteristics throughout. Use armless and backless benches that can be easily tucked beneath a table when not in use. Don’t let a small table stop you from hosting a big meal – extendable versions are a great solution that offer flexibility for every dining situation and save on valuable floor space when not in use.
While upholstered seats might sound a little traditional or old fashioned, they are actually just exceptionally classic, elegant and beautiful. To modernise traditional dining chairs, grey fabric is a very on-trend choice that will never date or look anything other than sumptuous and stylish. For a really luxurious choice, deep velvets and stunning brocades should be at the top of the potential fabrics list.
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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