7. Decorating the smaller dining space
You may not have a large dining room in your house, or even a separate dining space – rather a portion of a living room or kitchen. But through some clever design, you can still create a colourful dining room area that is both warm and inviting.
If you have a small room, a lighter colour scheme tends to maximise the feeling of space, while darker shades make it seem cosier. A white table and chairs, with a pale off-white shade on the walls, could work, and remember to include a couple of mirrors.
Be clever with your choice of furniture too. Open shelves can work well as a room divider, defining your dining area. Consider a dining bench or two, rather than chairs, as these will seat more and look neater in a small space. An extendable dining table is a good option too, transforming the room when you want to entertain, but remaining tucked away and catering to a smaller number until required. A glass dining table also looks less intrusive.
If you’re working with a multifunctional space, with the dining area part of the kitchen or lounge, try a neutral colour scheme across both, but use contrasting accent colours in each.
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