By Modestine Cerise. Dining Room. Published at Sunday, May 13th, 2018 - 17:47:19 PM.
If you don’t have a separate dining zone, take a look around your home. If the occasion demands, or you just feel like it, why not set up a temporary dining area in an underused space? Position a slimline table in a narrow corridor or hallway. Keep the space fuss-free and bring in furniture from other rooms or use pieces that can be folded away, stacked or moved around at a moment’s notice.
Look to abstract modernism when designing a dining room – its linear furniture and sharp, clean lines are perfect for a compact space. Incorporate a countertop that is almost shelf-like in its appearance, while bar stools with slim, spindle legs are a great choice for minimal and compact schemes. Continue the less-is-more approach on the walls and flooring.
Furniture from the mid-century was simplistic in design. Clean lines, robust curves, and not overly ornate with their design. Dark woods for your tables and chairs, The most common woos used in this era, and look best for this design, are pieces made of these types of wood, teak, walnut, oak and rosewood. You can mix modern style furniture with older, vintage-style pieces to create this unique look. You may want to consider shopping at flea markets, vintage stores and estate sells to try to get hold of authentic mid-century pieces. These will be quality pieces, and not replicas, although you can go that route if you choose, if it becomes hard to come by pieces you feel comfortable with.
Before you jump into putting pieces of furniture in your dining room, you will want to take an inventory on your space to see what pieces you would like to have, where you want to put them, and how big the piece can be before it looks overcrowded or bumps into other pieces in the room. Drawing a rough draft of the room to have on hand when shopping, is always helpful. Having the measurements of the pieces you ant to get, is also a great way to be sure you aren’t misjudging when you go to purchase something. Keep reading to find out some tips on how you can turn your small dining room into a beautiful dining experience while sticking to your budget.
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