Five Dining Room Design Tips for Small Homes

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The dining room is the heart of the family home. You will spend the evenings there, eating your favorite meals, and telling each other about your day. If you have a small home, you might have limited space for creating or improving your dining room. You don’t want your dining area being cluttered and unorganized. Below you will find five tips to make your dining room work for you.

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Sideboard for Storage and Saving Space

If you have just enough space for the table and chairs in the dining room, you might need to get a narrow sideboard to keep all your tableware and decoration there, instead of displaying it in a large cabinet. Make sure that the design of your sideboard matches your table and chairs, and it has sliding doors for easy access. You don’t want to move all your dining furniture just to get to your storage space.

See Through Furniture

If your dining room looks full already, you can replace your furniture with some modern, light, or see through designs. Look for elegant and lightweight dining chairs for sale that make the room look larger. Consider a glass table instead of using solid oak designs. Get the right size, so there is enough room for you and your guests to walk around the table and serve food.

Windows and Doors

If you want your dining room look more harmonious, you might consider dressing your doors and windows. Use light drapery and see through curtains that let light in and allow you to enjoy a lunch in the weekends. There is nothing more depressing than a dark and small dining room. Create a cozy style. If you have a door leading to your living room, consider opening up the area with modern space separators.

Make Use of Your Conservatory

If you don’t have a dining room, you can easily create one. Make use of your conservatory, and get some dining furniture in there. You will obviously need to invest in heating and insulation, but the extra space in the living room will be worth it. You can enjoy dinner and lunch in a great light area. Get a door installed directly from your kitchen, so you don’t have to walk around the house with the dishes you are serving.

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If you are really short of space, you can get some pull out tables and chairs in your dining area. These are great for making your room look more spacious while you are not having a meal, and giving you maximum comfort when you have your family and friends around. Choose a dining table that perfectly fits your space when open, and looks small when folded.

Making your dining room appealing, friendly, and inviting is important. You will discuss your career plans, talk to your children’s future partners, and catch up with friends in your dining room. Design it  carefully and avoid filling it with clutter. Keep it tidy and keep it light, so you can enjoy every meal.

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