Making more space in your dining room can be a hard task. You’ve got to fit a table and at least four chairs in there. And a bit of decor that suits the space. These are all typically bulky items, like the sofa in the living room or an island in the kitchen. As a result, the room can end up feeling dark and cramped when you’re all done! And that’s what we’re here to help with. Opening up the dining room can be done with a few easy design tricks. If you’re in need of a bit of inspiration, here are some furniture decisions that’ll really make a difference.
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Buy a Long, Thin Table
You need to capitalize on the space you’re working with without completely pushing yourself out of the room as you try to use it. Long tables can fit at least six people around the whole surface, and that’s what you want here. You can easily push a thin table up against one wall without losing much space or use of the item.
Fit Tiered Lighting
Tiered lighting goes a long way to making your dining room look more dynamic. If you fit the bulbs and shades over the table itself, hanging in drop order or in the ‘one up, one down’ style’, your room can look wildly different. Focused lighting helps to make the space bigger and direct the eyes in the right place; plus they make it much easier to see your meal as you eat through it!
Install Patio Doors
If you’ve got the budget for it, take out a section of the wall where your dining room is and get some bifold doors installed in its place. This way you can literally open up the space and make use of your external patio when the weather is warm and dry, or at least calm and mild. You won’t have to worry if you’ve got more than four people coming over; open the doors, break out a couple more chairs, and let people enjoy the maximized space you’ve got control over now!
Section Off The Space
If you’ve got a combined living and dining room, or you’ve got a dining room attachment to your kitchen, this is where you can use this tip. If you can invest in a room divider to split the space up, this’ll be an easy change to make. Buy it, unpack it, put it where you need it – simple!
But if you want to use furniture like a sideboard or an island counter, it’ll be a bit pricier but you’ll get a lot more function out of the room in total. Both are good ideas and it’s just up to you how you want to use your dining area!
Opening up your dining room shouldn’t be a difficult change. Move your decor around, get some luxury doors installed, or section off the space with a bit of storage or something nice!