Talk to any interior design expert and they will tell you that empty space is all the rage. Any household needs plenty of open areas free of clutter and furniture, in which you and your family can move about unrestricted. This minimalist style is not only pleasing to the eye, but can also be beneficial to your mental health, reducing feelings of stress and anxiety.
But not everyone has the luxury of a large house with plenty of room to roam free. If you live in a small apartment with only a few small rooms then you will need to get creative when it comes to beautifying your home. Too much free space in your flat will leave you little room for the essentials like furniture and appliances.
Your dining area is one of the most important parts of your home. As well as providing a setting for the consumption of meals, it is also the place where the majority of social interaction occurs between members of your family. Without this communal space, life would be very different indeed.
But the layout of your dining room is incredibly important. This space must be laid out and furnished so as to facilitate conversation while also ensuring optimum comfort for the enjoyment of meals. With a minimal amount of space, your design options may be limited, but that doesn't mean you can’t create the perfect area. The following article outlines some ways you can maximize your dining room layout within a small space.
It goes without saying that you need to pick the appropriate size of table for the space you have. Grab a tape measure and work out the dimensions of your dining room. This will give you a maximum size for your dining table, but you need to be sure you leave space for chairs and enough room for people to get about. How you use the table is also important i.e. how many people will be sitting around it and whether you plan to have friends over for dinner regularly.
If you only have a small dining area, you may not want to place the table and dining chairs right in the middle of the room. This could overwhelm the entire room and leave it feeling cluttered and busy. It might be possible to position your furniture to one side, and potentially even right up against a wall. This will open up the room and make it feel larger and more spacious.
When trying to maximize the layout of a small space, you sometimes need to get a little creative. Big, bulky items of dining room furniture are generally out of the question. But practical items like extending tables can be a godsend, as they can be compact but increase in size when you need them too. Foldable or stackable chairs are a great way to save space, while chairs or benches that tuck away neatly will take up less room.
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