Bearing in mind your dining room is going to be mainly used for entertaining, it should be one of the most inviting areas of the home. All it takes are a few little tweaks to really get your dining area up to scuff, whether it's freshening it up with new upholstery or injecting some personality with a feature wall of framed images or prints.
If you're striving to accomplish a relaxed and modern eating environment, intricate habits in neutral tones won't go a pass up. Replace traditional dark wall space with patterned wallpaper or uplifting colors in neutral tones. Modern day bookcases and floor to ceiling shelving can look great when stacked with literature and quirky items.
Small doesn't have to mean basic. Where space isn't the wow factor, draw the interest with colour and pattern. One side of this small dining room has been given over to vibrant paint and pattern. An attribute wallpaper takes centre level, flanked by fuchsia green alcoves in a wonderfully lively decorating scheme. Bench seats is a wise choice because of this small space, while pendant lamps put in a little mood lighting come night-time.
The solution to the first may be adaptable furniture look for slimline or extendable desks. Circular and oval designs might be an improved option than square or rectangular as you can squeeze more people in. Hinged wall-hung desks are also worth taking into consideration: just lift up and secure the stand top when you eat and lower again if you are finished so you can make full use of the space all the time. Stackable seats are a great option, too. Or think about bench seats, which can cater to more diners. Factor in dining room storage space. Benches that can house concealed cupboards could make them an improved option than recliners.
Use a window to include interest. The view of your well stocked garden, open up countryside or cityscape can be all that's needed to add interest and beauty to small dining room. If you are lucky enough to truly have a picture windowpane, reserve a spot right next to it for your table it will work magic. Here, the clean-lined modern furniture and pared-back artwork don't battle with the view, making for a lovely, peaceful space.