Designing a small dining room doesn’t have to be about giving up things, but it’s more about finding the suitable alternatives and solutions. In this article, we will be talking about some smart ideas that will help you to design your small dining room in an impressive way.
Start with the walls, because they play major role in making the room looks bigger or smaller, so it’s important to choose the right colors when you paint your dining room walls. The main rule in décor art says that the dark colors make the small places look smaller and the light ones give an amazing effect in making any small place looks bigger, applying this rule to your small dining room will make such a big difference.
Search in the light color palette and you will be surprised with the options that you will find like, white, creamy, beige, light grey, etc. Choosing the walls painting color is just the beginning, because choosing the furniture pieces is the main issue here in this case of designing small dining room.
Be selective and buy only the main pieces that you really need and for sure that would be the dining table and the chairs. The good news is that dining table comes in many shapes and sizes that fit both small and big dining rooms. The rounded, oval and rectangular dining tables are the best options you can go for, they take less space and their designs are amazing in the same time.
You are free to choose the table’s top or the material like, glass, metal or wood for example, however glass may give a feeling of an extra space and it will look glossier. Just don’t make it your first choice if you have kids, kids don’t stop moving and glass doesn’t create a safe environment for kids as you know.
If you decided to choose wood, then you are lucky, because in this case you can buy a table with expandable leafs. They are amazing if you have guests or if you celebrating with your friends or family. Adding wheels to your dining table sounds like a perfect idea, it will be so practical and you will be able to move it to a bigger room or even outdoors, if you are having a party for example.
Choosing the chairs is the next step and of course they should be comfortable and space saving, you can even replace the chairs with benches like, banquette benches. You can also put chairs on a side and a bench on the other side of the table to provide more space and options; in case your guests won’t like sitting on the bench for example. All these options will help you to save more place and they will spectacular at the same time.
Unfortunately in small dining rooms, there will be no space for you to put china cabinets or buffets but you can use wall shelves instead. Yes, using the vertical space is always the best way to deal with the small spaces. You can even add some led light strips or recessed lights to these shelves to enhance the beauty of your English tea set. These shelves are available in variety of designs like cubes, flat and so much more designs.
Now, you are done with the furniture and it’s time to move to another point which is the accessories. Yes, I know it’s a small dining room, but that doesn’t mean to forget these little things that make huge differences. The main rule that you should follow in this point is to put few and small accessory pieces.
Starting with the carpet, it should be small and make sure to put it under the dining table, it will really give such a warm ambience in your dining room. Avoid putting the green plants on the floor and try the wall mounted plant rackets, they are brilliant and won’t take any space, just remember to put few plant rackets, vertical is still the best right?
Are looking to enhance the beauty of some art work and you want your dining room to look bigger at the same time? Then you are looking for the magical solution called mirrors. Mirrors are really amazing in achieving these missions and they will cost you almost nothing. If you don’t have a suitable place to hang a mirror on, then you can start thinking about replacing your dining room’s wooden door with a glass or a mirror one, French doors will be the most helpful solution in this case.
For sure, you can put pictures, vases or any other ornament you like in your dining room, juts stick to the rule; few pieces will be more than enough. There is no doubt that curtains are a must to complete any design, but in small rooms there are some tips that you need to consider when you choose and hang your curtains.
As I mentioned above the light colors make any place look bigger, so the curtains should be in light colors. When you hang the curtains, do your best and hang them in the closet level to the ceiling, tall curtains give an amazing feeling of extra space to small rooms.
Now, you have a complete and amazing dining room and trust you won’t feel like you have any problem with the space at all. Just apply these ideas or use them your as an inspiration source and apply your own and you will be surprised with the amazing results you will get.