What would be better than having two rooms in one place? For those who have small houses, who don’t like eating in dining rooms, or who would prefer to have more than one place to eat their meals, join me here to tell you about some brilliant ideas to design a dining area in your living room.
As we all know that dining tables and sets come in many different designs and sizes; choosing the right sized table for your living room will be up to your room’s space and design. For example, if you have an empty corner in your living room, you can use it by putting a small rounded table. These tables accommodates a good number of chairs, they are perfect for both small and big places and they match any design whether, traditional, modern rustic, etc.
If you don’t have an empty corner for a rounded dining table then, use a small and slim rectangular dining table instead. Let one side of the rectangular table face the wall and enjoy the extra free space. You can also double the benefits by replacing the dining table chairs with benches or stools that can be tucked under the table.
If you prefer having dining chairs, then you can spread them in empty corners or places around your living room and then arrange them around the dining table when it’s dinner or lunch time. Applying this idea will not only make your living room appropriate for eating, but for studying as well, wondering how? Well, the dining table will look like a studying desk and for sure you can use it to finish different types of work like, using your laptop or finishing your paper work. You can always pull the table out or even move it outside, if you are having a party or a big family dinner.
What about a magical solution, a big and small table in the same time? Yes, the magical dining table with the expandable leaves is what I am talking about. It’s so easy to use and it gives you the option to have extra places for your guests or if you have a big family dinner and the dinner is over, you can fold these leaves and enjoy the extra free space again.
Think outside the box and try a foldable dining table, you will simply expand it when it’s food time and then you can fold it after you finish and you know what else, you can save it in any empty place in your home not only in your living room. These tables can even serve more than one purpose; you can use them in the kitchen if you want to eat your breakfast in the kitchen or in the garden if you want to have lunch in open air. Some of these foldable tables come with foldable chairs set and they also have a storage place where you can store theses foldable chairs set in.
The foldable tables come in many designs nowadays like the Murphy tables. At the first sight these tables may look like the bathroom wall cabinet where you save your medications, but actually they are totally different. When you open this cabinet or box you will be surprised, because you will find a foldable table and when you expand it you will also find storage shelves inside this box as well, what would be more amazing, right?
What about using the coffee table instead of adding a dining table in the living room? Actually to achieve this idea you have two options. The first is to look for a coffee table with sliding parts that can be adjusted to different levels and enjoy having your meals while you are sitting on your couch. The second is to place some pillows around your coffee table and enjoy sitting on these comfortable pillows while you are eating your meals.
Using a Bar cart could also be such a good idea l if you don’t have enough space for any kind of dining tables. Just look for a big sized one that has several shelves; this would be perfect for small houses especially if you live alone, because this won’t be appropriate for a family use, right?
If you don’t like the dining table to be visible in your living room, hide it behind the couch, you can even put couple of decorative pieces on it like silver candle holders or crystal vase that match with the room’s design whether modern, traditional, rustic, etc.
If you don’t want the dining table to be visible at all, you can cover it with a table cover that has the same color or design of the couch fabrics and you will barely notice that you even have a dining table in your living room.
If you want to separate the dining table area from your living room, use any of the room dividers like, open shelving, wooden frames, curtains or even sliding doors. When you choose any furniture pieces for your living room, always look for the pieces that have storage places like, drawers, shelves, sliding parts.
Do the same thing when you choose the living room’s couch, look for a couch that contains a storage place. Use the vertical space in your living room as well and hang a storage cabinet or wall shelves on any empty wall. These storage places will provide extra place for you to store your stuff like, the DVDs, CDs and you dining stuff like glass and dish sets. Just make sure to leave enough room between the shelves if you will place any tall accessories pieces like the photo frames and vases.