When you’ve got a small space, it can sometimes feel like your dining options are limited, and that you are resigned to a tv meal tray on the couch. But don’t despair – with some creative thought, it really is possible to create a relaxing and inviting dining area, even for one or two diners. Dining furniture sets don’t have to be massive space-hogging units, you can now get attractive and versatile dining sets for one or two, so read on for our top tips on creating a perfect dining nook to suit a small space.
If you’re limited on space, then you most likely won’t have a separate dining room for a dining table set. So the first question to address is – where will you be likely to place your dining table? If you’re in a studio apartment, then the ideal furniture set is something that is non obtrusive and won’t occupy too much room, but will still look attractive, as it’s going to be a main feature in your living space. Dining tables are available in a range of sizes, from circular, square, to bistro style long and narrow shapes, so pick a table to suit your space.
The next question to address is how many seats you’d like. Dining sets are available with a select number of seats included, such as two seater or four seater dining sets, or you can purchase dining tables and chairs separately. If you’d like flexibility in your dining arrangements, choose a dining set with an extra number of chairs, which can be put away safely until required. Of course, if you’re likely to be adding extra seats for guests at any time, make sure you pick a table big enough to seat everyone comfortably around.
Once you’ve addressed the more practical issues like size and position, you can start looking at styles and materials. A wood dining set always creates a classic look, and is unlikely to date. Taken care of, a wood dining table can last a lifetime, and is a great everyday option. For a more contemporary take on wood furniture sets for the dining room, mix up textures and materials. Try leather or fabric covered chairs with a simple oak table, for a refreshing and modern stylish look.
Another great style is the use of glass dining sets. Glass dining tables look fantastically modern and edgy, and are perfect in a contemporary styled space. You can go for transparent clear glass table tops, or opaque black glass for a more interesting look. Create a cohesive and attractive design style by mixing up materials – wood or metal table fixtures visually balance a clear glass table top. Leather seats in black or cream give a feeling of luxury and style.
There are a great range of options for dining sets, even when you’re short on space – so don’t feel restricted and explore your style!