Your design elements play a very important role in decorating a small space. If you have a small dining area, you can optically expand it by using a monochromatic palette of light, airy colours. If space permits place other furniture, like a china showcase or create a wall of library shelves for a cozy feel. The furniture will come in handy if you ever decide to convert the room into say, a home office or children’s room.
Make up for the small space by emphasising the height of the room. Use design features with tall, vertical lines. A floor-to-ceiling window would further make it feel lofty and airy. A round dining table gives your family more elbow room, particularly with armless chairs. Use a symmetrical, balanced layout for a traditional dining room.
Small dining areas are often converted spaces of bigger rooms. Hence, merge the dining table with the surrounding design features. This also makes the room more versatile. You may even be able to create a warm dining booth. Built-in banquet seating at a window is another option to create space. Though it will give room mixed seating, the space below the seat could give you some much-needed storage space.
Remove the focus away from the smallness of the space by adding unique styles that bring diversity to the room. Install an oversized mirror with an interesting frame to reflect light and more room. You can also create a separate breakfast nook and make the most of extra space you have in another part of the house.