Finding Small Spaces for Cozy Dining Areas, 20 Ideas for Decorating Small Apartments and Homes


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Decorating small apartments and homes is sometimes challenging, mainly when you need to design a small dining area which has to be comfortable, functional, and attractive. A large dining table in a spacious dining room looks spectacular, but small dining areas can be beautiful and cozy also. Space-saving room design ideas, compact dining furniture, and clutter-free decorating are small apartments and homes solutions that give a gorgeous look to small spaces. Here are home staging tips for decorating small apartments that allow finding space and designing a beautiful small dining area in your tiny home. Designers suggest to look at your small spaces differently and get creative with dining furniture placement. Look at the beautiful dining areas, steal the look or use these room design ideas as inspiration.

Compact dining furniture is the best space-saving idea for decorating small apartments and homes. A square table or wall-mounted table design and light dining chairs solve the problem of small spaces also. A window seat and built-in furniture are perfect for decorating small rooms. Glass wall designs, storage furniture with mirrored surfaces or glass are ideal for small dining areas. You can integrate a dining area into your kitchen or living room, or use small spaces near windows, in the corners, or between two functional zones in the open spaces. U-shaped dining furniture placement ideas are perfect for narrow spaces. Arranging the dining furniture set close to a window can help save space in small rooms.

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Tips for designing small dining areas

1. Using houseplants as room dividers

Glass wall design, houseplants as room dividers

2. Contemporary glass wall designs

Transparent plastic chairs, modern dining furniture

3. Corner designs, built-in furniture for dining

Corner bench, built-in furniture

4. A combination of a window seat and chairs

Window seat and chairs, dining furniture

5. Dining furniture placement for dividing a kitchen and a living room

Dining table as a room divider

6. Large window and glass-top dining table

Glass-top dining table

7. White decorating

All-white decorating

8. Booth dining area design with a window

A booth dining area

9. White dining furniture and open shelves

Black and white dining room decorating, open shelves, white furniture, black lamp, wall art

10. Mirrored wall shelves

Metal lamps, mirrored shelves, wood furniture for small dining area

11. Small dining area for two with transparent dining chairs

Dining area for two, transparent plastic chairs

12. Wall-mounted dining table and stools

Space-saving wall-mounted tabletop, small dining room design

13. Corner booth benches and chairs

Built-in the corner benches and upholstered chairs

14. Room dividers to define the functional zones

Room divider between the dining area, home office, and living space

15. Folding table

Space-saving dining furniture, folding table

16. Expandable dining tables

Expandable dining table top

17. Using a window area as a dining area

Additional seats on the wall, small table near the window

18. Round tables with chairs

Wood furniture, dining area, round table with chairs in the vintage style

19. Polished furniture and crystal chandeliers reflecting more light

Bright accent wall creating an optical illusion of a large room

20. Additional lighting fixtures to make small rooms appear spacious

Retro modern dining furniture, two lamps

  by Ena Russ   
  last updated: 29.10.2018

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