However confined one’s quarters may be, some people just don’t like eating dinner out of their lap. Is there any way to squeeze a formal little eating area into this incredibly tight space? Prepare to be inspired and equipped with 40 ideas for making the most of your small eating space. To help you design a dining room you’ll love to use three times a day (without even a lap tray), we’ll look at layout tips, unique table ideas, stylish dining chairs, amazing dining pendant lighting, and lovely dining room accessories.
Gallery for 40 Small Dining Rooms With Tips And Accessories To Help You Design Yours
Build height with a tall floral centrepiece. | Visualizer: Michael K.
Camouflaging a dining area can be helpful in small spaces. This white and cream set falls lightly into the fresh white room decor, whilst a bright orange accent chair and a blue kitchen take the limelight. | Visualizer: LT Studio.
2. Small dining set
3. Secto sculptural pendant
4. Menu ceramic salt and pepper shakers
5. Eames shell style chairs
6. Small round dining table
7. Drop-leaf dining table
8. Small industrial dining table
9. Spindle back dining chairs | 41 |.
… As can a short sofa table. | Designer: Zrobym.
A built in banquette allows the table to be situated closer to the wall. | Designer: Yevheniia Dubrovska.
Window seats can double as banquette seats too… | Designer: CRAFTR AAIM.
A tiny table for two still beats a lap tray. | Visualizer: Roy Fredy.
The space may be small but the design statement need not be. Check out this magnificent suspended cube table with bright red dining stools! | Visualizer: Khrystyna Mayik.
Take a small kitchen diner up a notch with tandem light fixtures. | Visualizer: Viktoriya Petrukhina.
Darken down decor to build drama and mystique… | Visualizer: Maksym Netreba.
… Add pops of colour to draw a dark dining area out of the shadows. | Visualizer: Rocket Render.
Mismatched dining chairs visually break up a dining set, helping it sit more lightly in a small room. | Visualizer: Studio Pine.
Celebrate a central location. This small centrally placed dining set is given weight with a dropped ceiling feature and an attached storage cupboard. | Visualizer: Elizaveta Ivanova.
Give a sidelined set extra oomph with a large wall light. | Visualizer: Insight Studio.
… Or some unique wall shelves. | Visualizer: Emotion School.
Another bookcase idea, this time with a flush fitting aesthetic. | Visualizer: Vagon Architects.
Bump up your small dining area with a big bookcase… | Visualizer: Dmitrii Tsyrenshchikov & KIDZ Design studio.
Define your dining zone with a dark feature wall–no matter how small. | Visualizer: Nika Tokar.
This eye-catching dining room accent wall is part of a hallway storage volume. | Visualizer: Shmidt Studio.
Glass blocks are a light and effective zoning technique. An impressive modern dining chandelier gives an open plan dining area a visual anchor. | Visualizer: Olga Lagodnaya.
If you can’t have your dining set next to a window, create your own garden view with a built-in container full of indoor plants. | Designer: Brain Factory.
Use dark or colourful artwork to designate a dining spot within an all white room. | Visualizer: roomdesignburo.
Be brave. Not only does this red and green interior have adventurous contrast, but the wall art has been partially painted over to fashion a unique decor feature. | Visualizer: Evgenia Belkina.
Mix and mingle. This small dining set mingles with a coffee table in the centre of the lounge. | Visualizer: Maria Minaeva.
Combine utility with lighting by installing backlit shelves by the table. | Visualizer: Wertikal Company.
If bar stools aren’t your thing, a lower kitchen island makes a comfortable regular height dining table. | Visualizer: Dinamika Architects.
Line it up. A rectangular dining table sandwiches neatly between the long back of a sofa and a one wall kitchen. A linear suspension light accentuates the straight aesthetic. | Visualizer: Tyoma Atsone.
Create continuous lines. This dining peninsula is part of a fluid kitchen countertop-meets-workspace design. The seamless flow makes several small zones into one cohesive piece. | Visualizer: Eugene Sarajevo.
Accessories make a small dining area feel more established. A floral centrepiece will make the area look more loved, whilst a large sputnik chandelier adds glamour. | Photographer: Alexander Angelovskiy.
Added features. This wrap around dining table is a great space saver, but there’s a danger that solutions like these can look a little sidelined in a room scheme. In this instance, a wine storage niche gives the side location added purpose and style. | Visualizer: Wertikal Constructions.
Cut corners. When situating a dining area in the centre of a small space, opt for a round dining table to make walking around it a whole lot smoother. Nobody wants to be bumping into sharp corners every day. | Visualizer: Respix Studio.
Borrow half of a space with a half height room divider. This low level wall keeps the dining room cosy from the home entryway without cutting off the visual flow or light. The wall also builds a solid spot to position an entryway bench. | Designer: The November Design.
Keep it simple. The uncomplicated silhouette of a pedestal dining table keeps a small layout looking clean and uncluttered. | Visualizer: Dasha Murash.
You don’t have to get stuck on a classic dining room pendant light installation. An arc floor lamp provides a practical solution when wiring can’t be moved, or these swing arm wall lamps create a unique modern vibe. | Visualizer: VAE.
Reshuffle the layout to create new areas. This tiny studio shouldn’t be able to accommodate a formal dining area, however, by moving the sofa into the centre of the floor a whole new area opens up by the window. | Visualizer: Oleg Mints.
Another double-duty dining table design. This time the back of the rounded tabletop serves as a comfortable home workspace. | Visualizer: K BAND.
Elevate a small dining room’s presence with a platform. This white marble design wraps the side of the dining area too, creating a continuous cube effect. | Visualizer: Tanya Poberezhnik.
If room height doesn’t allow for a raised dining room floor, then consider differentiating your dining area with a defining ceiling treatment. This approach draws extra attention to a beautiful dining pendant light too. | Photographer: Sergey Melnikov.
Many small dining areas find their sensible place at the end of a kitchen run; it’s a good idea to go for the window end so that you can enjoy breakfast in the sun. Installing a radiator right below for the colder months will keep off the draught. | Visualizer: Studio Open.
You can give a kitchen dining area its own domain by installing a glass divider. Because the room separator is clear, it won’t truncate the space or hinder the transfer of natural light but it will build the feeling of an entirely individual space. | Visualizer: Innoi Design.
Make your dining table work double-duty. This bespoke dining table design transforms into a media shelf as it travels into the adjoined lounge. | Visualizer: N.Team Design.