Just because you’re short on space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. In today’s blog, the interior design experts at Star Furniture discuss how to decorate a small living room dining room combo.
Prioritize Function Over Form
When decorating a small living room dining room combo space, the first step is to consider the room’s function. While you’ve likely already established that you want the room to serve both living room and dining room functions, you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Do you like to host dinner parties or game nights? Do you like to have people over to watch the big game? How often do you eat dinner on the sofa? Once you know how you intend to use the space, you can start making tough decisions about furniture and décor.
Consider the Space
Wondering how to arrange furniture in a living room dining room combo? You’ll need to first consider the room’s dimensions. If you’re decorating a rectangular room, for example, you might split the room into thirds, with two-thirds being used for living room furniture and one-third being used for dining room furniture. Remember, your space dictates so much of what furniture will fit, so start by imagining different functions for each part of the room and how you can arrange the furniture within the physical space to best serve those functions.
Choose the Right Table
Wondering how to fit a dining table in a small living room? You’ll need to spend some time finding the exact right table for your space. To do so, you’ll want to consider the size, shape, and functionality of each table. Folding dining room tables, for example, work great in small spaces because you can easily fold down the sides when the table isn’t in use. Round tables also take up less physical space than square and rectangular tables, and if you want to create the illusion of space, a glass table works wonders.
Find Multi-Function Furniture
Whether you’re decorating a small living room, a small dining room, or some combination of the two, it’s important to choose furniture that can serve multiple functions. Perhaps you’ll want a coffee table with a lift top that can serve as a dining table on the nights you want to eat in front of the TV. Maybe you’ll want a console table that can double as a buffet server when you have guests over for dinner. Storage furniture and furniture with multiple uses will make all the difference in small spaces, so get creative!
Ready to get started? Check out Star Furniture’s huge selection of living room and dining room furniture. In the meantime, check out our interior design blog where we cover everything from how to make a room look bigger to the 10 most common interior design mistakes and how to avoid them.