Having a smaller space means bending the rules a little, yes, but isn’t that the way masterpieces are made? It requires a reasonable amount of ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking but it’s this kind of thinking that can lead to unexpected showstoppers – those miraculous feats of interior design that make you stop and ask yourself why you didn’t think of this as a career (it’s never too late!).
So, if you’re faced with a tiny room or long to turn the backend of your kitchen into an atmospheric nook (hello cosy, candle-lit suppers), read on to find out how to make your dining dreams a reality.
5. Create a booth (just like in the movies)
Booths are, by nature, very practical when it comes to smaller dining spaces because they’re sort of self-sufficient, utilising every inch of whichever nook you put them in. Set up two benches on either side of a sturdy rectangular table that evokes that cosily enclosed diner feel. Alternatively, we love curved dining booths, paired with a round dining table for a slightly quirkier look.
While TV dinners are all good and well, and kind of charming in their own rebellious way, a house isn’t complete without somewhere to ‘sit up’ and eat. No matter how small the space you’re working with, you’ll appreciate having that carved out area for meals, for years and years to come.
Weather you opt for for a round dining table and chairs, the revolutionary flip-top table, or something else, one thing’s for sure – your very special little dining space will become the heart and soul of your home.