Sick and tired of clutter? Bespoke storage space such as this is perfect for keeping plates and dinnerware near hand in a dining area. That one has drawers, somewhat than lift-up lids, a feature that frees up the top surface for screen as well as seating.
Remember to consider the size of the room and also the amount of natural light it receives, as it may take on a far more practical use in the daytime, for home work or housekeeping, for example. A room flooded with light can take its own during the day when decorated with dark colours, which will be the ideal back drop for an intimate setting at night. However, a in a natural way darker room may reap the benefits of a lighter touch of pale colours throughout the day, which is often heated up with subtle lamps at nightfall.
Use a windows to add interest. The view of an well stocked garden, available countryside or cityscape can be all that's required to add interest and beauty to small dining room. If you are lucky enough to have a picture home window, reserve a spot right next to it for your dining table it'll work wonders. Here, the clean-lined contemporary furniture and pared-back artwork don't combat with the view, making for a pleasant, peaceful space.
This dining space is very little wider than its windowpane, but it's been maximised by adding built-in bench seats. Include storage space under benches and that means you are not spending any space. Add seat pads and scatter cushions in a mix of coloured fabrics. Squash the largest desk possible between your two benches and make the space special by dangling an oversized pendant light above. A pleasant, cosy arrangement.
Another good starting point is to think about the number of people it's likely you'll entertain at any one time. You might not have the ability to change the area size, but there are means of adapting the area to cater for the number of guests, such as using extendable desks and collapse up chairs. If you want to provide food inside the dining room, then buffet desks and sideboards with the addition of a hot dish are a great idea.