City living comes with smaller spaces. It’s very rare to have a full-blown room dedicated to dining, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create a dining area that works for your lifestyle. Let’s explore some solutions to maximize space and functionality.
Take advantage of wall space and hang vertical shelves that can serve as a mini buffet to store dishes, glassware, etc.
Believe it or not, there are a number of multi-purpose options on the market. Pictured is a console/dining table from Crate & Barrel. There are also coffee tables that turn into dining tables, murphy-style dining tables, tables that can also double as a kitchen island. You have a lot of room for flexibility and creativity.
Lighting, glass, and mirrors all work to create a bright vibe that can make space appear larger and lighter. Looking to lighten up? Use a glass table instead of a wood table, as it takes up less visual real estate.
Expand the Horizons
Long, floating shelves or even a rectangular light fixture can help to elongate the area and create the illusion of more space. If you opt for shelving, it also gives you more storage options and opportunity to infuse more personality into the space. Shelfie anyone?
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