How To Decorate A Small Dining Room

How To Decorate A Small Dining Room

1 Of 81 DIY PrintsLiven up your space by featuring pretty prints on rugs, window treatments, pillows nad more. Block print dhurrie rugs can command a pretty penny. To get the look for less, use a pretty wall stencil to apply a pattern to a large piece of artist canvas or drop cloth with a foam stencil brush. For an 8′ by 10′ rug, you’ll need about a quart of standard interior paint in a satin finish. Wash stencil every other use to keep paint from clumping and elaving unwanted marks on the rug. Brian Woodcock 2 Of 81 Charcoal HueOnce a closet, the dining nook now features a custom charcoal hue on the walls and a space-maximizing built-in window seat. Max Kim-BeeAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 81 Cozy Atmosphere The open dining area feels homier, thanks to a large rustic dining table and chairs from Cost Plus World Market that will easily seat a family of four as well as visiting loved ones. Annie Schlechter 4 Of 81 Vintage VibesThe owners of this 18-century farmhouse in upstate New York painted the once gilt-gold chandelier with a white primer, and added the understated St. Antoine by Farrow & Ball wallpaper, a 19th-century Danish painting, and antique wall sconces. David A. LandAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 81 Textured TouchesIn this dining room, casual woven chairs from Palecek, a wooden farmhouse table, and touches of greenery add plenty of eye-catching texture. Dominique Vorillon 6 Of 81 Farmhouse FavoritesThis long, custom-made pecky cypress trestle dining table can accommodate a crowd of 14 making it perfect for holidays and family gatherings. The pendant lights, crafted from repurposed chickenwire, and functional potbelly stove reinforce the traditional farmhouse feel. Lincoln BarbourAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 81 Antique FindsOld flower market containers filled with oakleaf hydrangeas make the perfect centerpiece for this antique wooden baker’s table found at a garage sale. Victoria Pearson 8 Of 81 Bringing the Outside InInspired by the lush landscape just outside the windows (which were salvaged from an old train depot!), the homeowner of this 105-year-old Victorian farmhouse filled the dining room with rustic wood elements and pops of green. The Beech wishbone chairs, which are lacquered in an apple green, pop against the large antique hutch that stores the homeowner’s collection of copper Moscow mule mugs and green and white china. A pale pink Oriental rug with subtle hints of sky blue and chartreuse rounds out the mix. Roger DaviesAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 81 Pops of ColorSubtle pops of green and blue, like the indigo print breakfast nook pillows, keep the dining room in this rural Connecticut farmhouse bright. The homeowner displays her collection of blue and green demijohn bottles on either side of the dining room table in built in shelves. 10 Of 81 Vintage PiecesMike Wolfe’s vintage-inspired home is chock-full of finds from his picks. The weather vane came from an attic in a sixth-generation-owned home in Pennsylvania. Brian Woodcock
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How To Decorate A Small Dining Room

1 Of 10 Pair a Round Table With a BanquetteThis classic combo is a highly efficient use of space. Together, they transform a bare corner into an elegant eating space.See more at The Glitter Guide » The Glitter Guide 2 Of 10 Flip OutApartment living generally devotes little more than a wall to eating. To make a dining room appear magically before her eyes, this homeowner installed a a sleek table that easily folds out at mealtimes.See more of this colorful home here » Kelly StuartAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 10 Use Walls WiselyOften considered a design no-no in other rooms, placing furniture against the wall frees up space for walking in this narrow dining area. Folding chairs stored neatly on the opposite wall can easily be grabbed when company arrives.See more at Apartment Therapy » Apartment Therapy 4 Of 10 Choose Shelves Instead of a CabinetChina cabinets or sideboards are lovely, but their bulk can dominate a room and uses space inefficiently. Floating shelves, on the other hand, can be customized to fit your needs (fill the whole wall with them, if you like!) and offer more flexible storage than standalone pieces.See more at Woodgrain Cottage » The Woodgrain CottageAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 10 Build in Seating and ShelvesBoth built-in bookcases and banquettes are meant to be directly next to the wall, offering as much seating, storage, and open floor space as possible — so when combined, they’re a like small dining room superhero.See more at Young House Love » Young House Love 6 Of 10 Choose Dual-Purpose FurnitureIf you had to sacrfice part of your dining room to your workspace, get the best of both worlds with a pretty desk. For parties, this blogger clears off this stately oak piece to use as a buffet.See more at Little Yellow Couch » Little Yellow CouchAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 10 Get a BenchUnlike chairs, a bench can seat more than one person (a handful of kids, if you’re lucky!) and tucks completely out of the way when not in use.See more at Amanda Medlin » Amanda Medlin 8 Of 10 Invest in a MirrorEmploy this bit of visual trickery to make any small room seem bigger: A mirror’s reflection is great at faking extra space, and bounces light around the room to make it seem airier.See more at Made By Girl » Made by GirlAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 10 Collect Matching DinnerwareOpen shelves are often the best storage option in a tight space, but you have to fill them wisely. Coordinating plates and serveware, like this pretty creamy collection, add a decorative element with a culinary tilt.See more at Shanty 2 Chic » Shanty 2 Chic 10 Of 10 Create a BoothTwo banquettes are better than one! This clever set-up makes room for an entire family in a tight corner — and offers hidden storage under the seats.See more at Dear Lillie » Dear Lillie
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How To Decorate A Small Dining Room

All Rooms / Dining Photos / Size: Compact clear all 8,529 Small Dining Room Design Photos The opposite of bustling, multifunctional rooms like the kitchen, the dining room is a simple space devoted solely to hosting and feasting. While it’s a room that may be used infrequently, it is ideal for large get-togethers, family dinners and celebrations. When perusing Small dining room ideas, consider what kind of furniture and decorative accents will transform the space into an entertaining mecca. More Popular Today Latest Activity All Time Popular Newly Featured 1 – 8 of 8,529 photos
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How To Decorate A Small Dining Room

Achieving an effective Small dining room design can be a little tricky. However, one of the easiest changes you can make is swapping out your furniture; as the focal point of the room, your table should be your biggest investment. Take time to consider various furniture pieces and what works best for your needs. Don’t be afraid to splurge — a good table can last you decades! Once you have this cornerstone piece figured out, you can then focus on implementing your favorite Small dining room decorating ideas and storage options.
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How To Decorate A Small Dining Room

Dress up a small dining room with an interesting wall treatment, such as board and batten or wainscoting. In this dining room, white wainscoting extends two-thirds of the way up the wall and is topped with a band of light blue. While the walls are light, introducing dark peacock blue on the chair seats and drapes brings dimension to the space, proving that dark colors have a place in small rooms.
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How To Decorate A Small Dining Room

Two Tone Design Dress up a small dining room with an interesting wall treatment, such as board and batten or wainscoting. In this dining room, white wainscoting extends two-thirds of the way up the wall and is topped with a band of light blue. While the walls are light, introducing dark peacock blue on the chair seats and drapes brings dimension to the space, proving that dark colors have a place in small rooms.

How To Decorate A Small Dining Room

The opposite of bustling, multifunctional rooms like the kitchen, the dining room is a simple space devoted solely to hosting and feasting. While it’s a room that may be used infrequently, it is ideal for large get-togethers, family dinners and celebrations. When perusing Small dining room ideas, consider what kind of furniture and decorative accents will transform the space into an entertaining mecca. More
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How To Decorate A Small Dining Room

Deep Color Small dining rooms are often nooks carved out of larger spaces. Unify the dining area with the surrounding spaces by employing similar design characteristics. Just a step away from the kitchen, this nook carries the sleek black-and-white color scheme of the adjacent kitchen, but is distinguished by plum accents. A round light fixture contrasts the square table and cabinets and adds a modern touch with its silver lining inside. Get more ideas for decorating a small space.
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Plain and Simple Tucked away in the corner, this small dining area is plain and simple in the best way. Set against a white backdrop, a chestnut pedestal table brings a traditional, homey touch to the corner. A small window banquette seats two to three people and provides extra storage in the drawers below. Simple chairs are light and easy to be repositioned, allowing seating all around the table. A lantern-style light fixture draws attention to the space and distinguishes the area from the rest of the kitchen. EXCLUSIVE: Browse our best dining rooms in the Decorating Gallery.