|Small Dining Area - Decor Pad|
When I moved to my current home in Jacksonville, Florida from New Jersey, I went from a large dining room to a small one. Consequently, I had to furnish the new dining room from scratch. I wanted it to look cozy not cramped so I was careful in my furniture selections. If you are faced with the challenge of decorating a small dining room, here are a few ideas which might make the task less daunting.
Keep the color palette light and limited. Use contrasting hues in your accessories to highlight certain areas.
|Chair Covers and Accents Bring Color to This Neutral Dining Room -House Beautiful|
Keep the window treatments simple. Heavy drapery will add a bulkiness to the room which will make it look smaller. A modest chandelier will make the table appear larger.
|Simple Drapery and Light Fixture Don't Overwhelm This Room - House Beautiful|
Use mirrors to increase the perception of space. Make sure they reflect a pleasant sight not an empty wall.
|A Large Mirror Gives the Illusion of More Space in This Small Dining Room - Building Moxie|
Select a round table to make the perimeter of the room seem larger. A glass table is even better because it allows you to look through it making the room appear larger.
|A Round Glass Top Table Enlarges This Dining Room - Fresh-Home|
Choose leggy chairs. Heavy upholstered chairs do not allow your eye to capture the size of the room. When possible, select armless chairs which allow more space for getting in and out of the table.
|Armless Chairs With Delicate Lines Open Up This Dining Room - Decor Pad|