When it comes to making a beautiful home, size doesn't matter. It is unimportant whether you live in an enormous stately manor or a tiny one bed apartment - home is about how a place makes you feel, not how large it is.
So if you live in a small apartment with limited room, there are still plenty of things you can do to make it feel more homely and pleasing to live in while maximizing the space you have. Decor and furnishing are essential to sprucing up a small flat, and you need to choose furniture that is practical as well as attractive.
Food forms a large part of our home life, and we spend a great deal of time each day preparing meals and eating them with our loved ones. No household is complete without a dining table and chairs from which to enjoy the culinary delights cooked up in the kitchen. But with limited space available, you need to be careful to make the right decisions when picking out your furniture. Although it must be complementary to the style and decor of your apartment, it needs to be compact enough to fit in your dining room without overwhelming it and taking over otherwise useful space.
So how can you choose the perfect set of dining furniture? The following article provides some tips to help you make the right decision.
The first, and arguably most important, step in picking out a dining table is to take your measurements. Get a tape measure and note down the length and width and any other relevant dimensions of the room in which the table will sit. This will prevent you from purchasing a table that is too large to fit in your space. When selecting a size, you will also need to ensure you leave extra space for dining chairs as well as passage through and around the room.
A dining table doesn’t have to be rectangular. It can also be square or even round if that is more suited to your needs and space. These shapes will take up far less room in your home and will have the added benefit of bringing your family closer together at mealtimes and allowing for more intimate conversations.
Dining chairs can take up a surprising amount of space, you need to be smart with your choice of seating. Make sure your chairs are relatively compact and can be tucked neatly away under the table to save space outside of mealtimes. Benches are a good way to eliminate the cluttered feel of a small dining room, while stackable or folding chairs enable you to move them out of the way completely.
By following this advice, you will be better equipped to pick a dining table and chairs that bring you small space to life. Browse our shop at Furniture in Fashion for inspiration.