Not every home has the space for a large formal dining room, but that doesn’t mean you can’t decorate a small dining room that fits your unique lifestyle. In today’s blog, our furniture experts cover how to decorate a small dining room using some of our favorite interior decorating ideas.
Choose the Right Dining Set
Start by choosing the right table for your small dining room. Generally speaking, round tables take up less physical space than square and rectangular tables, making them one of our favorite small dining room decorating ideas.
But don’t just focus on size. While it’s true you’ll likely want a small dining table if you’re dealing with a small dining room, there are other important considerations. Folding and extendable tables, for example, can be a great option for anyone looking to save space in their dining room without losing out on seating you might need when entertaining guests.
Want your room to appear bigger? Glass tables can give the illusion of space, making the room feel bigger and more open. If you do decide to go with a rectangular dining table, you might consider pushing the table against the wall and utilizing bench seating, as benches can accommodate more people and can be easily pushed under the table and out of the way when not in use.
Looking for small dining room decorating ideas that won’t break the bank? Start by considering what colors make a room look bigger. Light colored walls are more reflective of natural and artificial light, which makes the room appear larger and more open. You can even hang accent mirrors across from lights and windows to better reflect the light and add depth and the illusion of extra space to your dining room.
Install Wall Shelves
While buffet servers, curio cabinets, and hutches can be a great source of dining room storage, if you’re having trouble fitting these pieces in your small dining room, it may be time to consider floating wall shelves. Not only can they be customized to fit your needs, but they also take up less space, which prevents your small dining room from feeling cramped.
Wondering how to decorate your dining room? At Star Furniture, we’ve got everything you need, including dining tables, dining chairs, dining benches, buffet servers, bar stools, bar cabinets, and more. Plus, if you visit a Star Furniture & Mattress location near you, you can take advantage of our free interior design services. In the meantime, check out our interior design blog where we cover everything from kitchen dining room combo ideas to how to decorate a hutch.