Compact Dining Ideas
by Nikki Ayque | December 29, 2015
Having a small dining area doesn’t mean that meals with family and friends will be relished less. These smaller areas can bring an intimate and homey atmosphere that can inspire more meaningful interaction and conversation.
Let that small space work for you, here are a few ideas for compact dining:
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Round and Round
A round tables is a good choice for tiny spaces as it can fit in to any corner or bay. Go for the classic glass-topped round table or make a bolder choice with a marble-topped one.
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Let In The Light
Place the dining area near a window or sources of natural light. This opens up the space, making it seem to be airy and roomy. Invest also in mirrors to help open up the space to make it seem larger than it really is.
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Do you love to have guests over for a meal but think that your space is too cramped for a large dining table? Opt for extending dining tables! These tables when pulled can accommodate more guests, and when the party is over, you can push the ends together to put it back in its original size.
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Slim Is In
If you have your dining nook near the kitchen, a slim dining table and benches can create a pleasant dining space without sacrificing too much space.
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Make the dining area double purpose. They can be study nooks, a bar countertop or kitchen island when not being used. The multifunctional pieces lets you save space especially in smaller rooms.
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The right lighting fixture can add both drama and needed brightness of a small dining space. Opt for one big light or a series of pendant lights that can be the focal point of your area. The light fixture can make your space look bigger and add a bit of flair to your space.