In the dining rooms we enjoy the company of friends and family without television. However, if you live in a small apartment, you may find it difficult to design a large dining room. Have no fear. Our skilled designers have these tips and tricks to furnish a dining room in a small space.
When furnishing a room, keep in mind that round tables are always more space-saving than square options. Our client, a family living on the Upper East Side, wanted to add a dining table to their redesigned space but didn’t think they had the space. That’s why we chose a white Saarinen table that also fits the middle of the century.
Dig a chair
A conventional dining table has eight chairs, one chair at each head of the table and three chairs on each side. However, if you’re trying to save a little space, chop off the heads of your table. In this TriBeCa loft, dropping two chairs opened up the room and reveals the intricate ironwork of the table.
Dining room consoles are wonderful additions. They not only offer storage space for bed linen and dishes, but can also serve as a buffet table or makeshift bar. But don’t let a storage console take up your entire home. Choose a slim console and place it on the longer side of your dining table. The dining room in this mid-century palace on the Upper East Side is only twelve feet wide. Choosing a sleek teak console was key to filling this small space with a mid-century look.
If you’re trying to squeeze a dining table together in a tight space, consider backless chairs or stools. To do justice to the industrial feel of this vacation home in Sag Harbor, we selected a metal and wood coffee table with attached stools for a space-saving solution.
When squeezing a dining room into a small space, proportions are paramount. When choosing a chandelier, choose a sleek, high-hanging option. In this newly renovated townhouse, we placed a Lindsey Adelman chandelier above the dining table. It’s an elegant and bold statement that doesn’t take up too much space.
And if you want to add large chairs to your living room, go for slim, flat options. In this luxury apartment on the Upper East Side, we’ve reupholstered those pink chairs with tubular chrome tubing. They are a perfect compliment to this personalized and luxurious luxury apartment.
Minimal dining room decor
Just because your dining room is small doesn’t mean you should skimp on decor. But choose wisely. Just follow the rule of three like we did in this Central Park West penthouse and group your items in the center of your table.