By Johanne Pierrick. Dining Room. Published at Saturday, January 20th, 2018 - 11:40:59 AM.
If you want a cozy dining spot that's perfect for two but has the capacity to accommodate kids or guests when needed, consider a small-scale glass-top set. When it's just the two of you, place your extra dining chairs against the wall so you can focus on each other without the distraction of empty seats. And what's a romantic night without a little candlelight? Put your lights on a dimmer and-voila!-you have instant ambience!
Using a bench in place of chairs on one side of your table eliminates the space you would typically need to back up in a chair, freeing up more room to route traffic. Plus, it's always nice to have extra seating on hand, even when space is tight.
To create wow factor, don't just set the table—bring it to life with a stunning place setting! Whether you go with a classic look or an arrangement that's uniquely you, the key to a successful setting is in the layers. By mixing different textures and colors, you add interest and dimension to your table.
If your breakfast nook often goes unused, consider placing a small dining set in this spot and let the light shine in! Since you're dealing with less space than an average formal dining room, opt for clean-lined furniture, like this pedestal-style table with slat-back dining chairs to encourage eye flow.