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The best ideas on how to decorate a small dining room

Farringdon Reclaimed Wood Dining Table with Bench

Any small room can be difficult to decorate, especially as you want to make the most of the space you have available. In a small dining room, decorating and accessorising can be even harder.

This is because you need to introduce a dining table that fits the space both in terms of physical dimension, but also in the way it looks.

Of all the things that you cannot compromise on, it is the dining table, its size, style and appeal. And the good news is, you don’t have to.

Two tone dining room

RetroSit Duck Egg Blue Stripe Sidcup Dining Chair

Use a darker colour between the picture railing and the top of the wall, where it meets the ceiling. Use it alongside a white ceiling and a lighter colour on the walls. Offset the whole look with a dark flooring solution.

Fresh and appealing, this two-tone look – try fresh blues, white and cream – works well with a rustic dining table, complete with duck egg blue striped upholstered dining chairs. Or, opt for neutral tones such as grey upholstered dining chairs.

Add depth of colour with the dining chairs and dining bench

Nilsson Rustica Reclaimed Wood Dining Set with Nilsson Bench

If you worry that upholstered chairs and benches won’t last the test of time at the dining table, as well as choosing the right fabric, you could also opt for a patterned or heavily coloured one to give you a fighting chance between upholstery cleaning.

Adding a darker tone to a room also helps to define it, but in a small space, you don’t want to use too much. Dark wood dining benches, easy to keep clean, add a colour dimension to your dining room.

Richness and warmth

Morton Fabric Dining Bench

Any dining experience, whether it is your usual weekday evening meal together or a more formal dining occasion with friends needs to have the right setting. And for this, you need the right furniture.

Wood brings warmth and elegance to any space and is not to be underestimated in the dining room. As well as saving space with a dining bench, why not ring the changes with this high backed dining bench that will certainly add a sense of warmth and richness to your dining room? Add cushions and throws for extra texture.

Castello Leather Dining Chair

A reclaimed wood dining table needs the chairs and benches to frame it perfectly, which is why these leather dining chairs work well.

Choose additional furniture carefully

In any space, but especially a smaller one, every item needs to have a place and a function. An elegant dresser does everything you need in a dining room and more. With our range of solid, handcrafted reclaimed wood dressers, there is something for every dining room, every style and every budget.

To recap…

  • In a dining room, for maximum practicality and versatility, consider a dining table with bench as part of your dining furniture
  • For versatility when it comes to hosting small or large dinner parties, there is no doubt an extending dining table and chair set will be the number one choice.
  • Rustic and reclaimed wood dining table can be the depth of colour and interest you need in a small dining room, especially with neutral walls.

How will you dress your smaller dining room?

Nottingham Extending Dining Table and White Wooden Dining Chairs

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