6. Give each area its own identity
While living room dining room ideas should try to create some common ground between the different areas, with the same flooring and coloured walls, for example, subtle styling differences between the two can help to carve a sense of identity.
For example, if the living room and dining room spaces share the same laminate flooring, you can define the space for each using rugs – either different colours or shapes. Pendant lighting over the dining table or sofa sends a message about where things are meant to be.
You can also define the specific areas in the way you position the furniture. Depending on the space, a corner sofa could be placed with one side creating a partition through the centre of the room, helping to enclose the living room area, with the dining space behind it. A bookcase or a sideboard could be used as a partition in the same way, helping to separate both parts of the room.
Other indicators can be used to separate one area from another. For example, use a colourful patterned wallpaper just behind the dining table, or hang a large piece of wall art.