The dining space in our homes has most likely seen much more action throughout 2020 than it has in previous years! With all the family at home it has probably seen many more weekday family meals together, been a home office, a video call meeting room as well as a schoolroom, possibly even a quiet place to escape from the kids for a bit! So what are the trends for the dining space in 2021?
The dining room should reflect its many uses by becoming a more family-friendly and laid back space - more informal and less traditional. You can achieve a more relaxed, informal and spacious feel by opting for a round dining table and chairs instead of a rectangular wooden table.
Ensure the furniture and lighting in the room is multi-functional - plenty of light available if it is a study space that can be toned right down when a more intimate dinner party atmosphere is the order of the day - or should I say evening. When the time comes that we can open our homes to family and friends again you might find an extendable table is a very good move!
Improve the functionality of your dining space - with one room having so many varied uses, adequate storage space is essential to keep organised - wooden sideboards provide perfect storage for the dining space, ideal for storing serving dishes as well as school and office supplies all tucked neatly out of sight!
Photo featuring: Picasso Industrial Oak Dining Table
Bring natural elements into your dining space. House plants will continue to be a huge hit in 2021 - so try to incorporate them into your dining space. Natural and sustainable is of course even better so if you are thinking of replacing existing dining room furniture then a reclaimed wood dining table is the way to go. Industrial dining tables should also not be overlooked – industrial furniture will be as popular as ever.
Take your dining area into the garden - dining outside, has proven popular, with many of us transforming our gardens into 'outdoor rooms'. This is likely to stay for the foreseeable future. Now is the time to make plans to create an outside dining area ready for spring and summer. You may be able to open up from your kitchen or dining room or create a separate area in your garden - you will want to consider how you will cook outside, source a nice outdoor rustic dining table and may want to include some form of patio heating as well.