If you live in a small apartment or a home with an open floor plan, chances are you don’t have a formal dining room. This can easily blur the boundary of the dining area and the living room and make things a bit confusing for design and function. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can get around this dilemma.
In this article, the trusted roof repair and home remodeling contractors of Wortham Bros Inc. share four smart solutions you can follow if your home lacks a formal dining room, starting with:
Hang Artwork – If your dining table and chairs are placed in one area of the home with a large empty wall behind them, consider hanging a large piece of artwork on that wall. That way, it can act as a focal point and it will easily define the dining area of your home.
Add an Area Rug – Hanging a piece of artwork isn’t the only method you can use to define your home’s dining area; in fact, an area rug can also emphasize that the area it’s placed in is where you eat. However, keep in mind that if you’re laying an area rug beneath the dining table, make sure it’s the right size (larger than the tabletop).
Add a Bench – Alternatively, if you’re dining table is square or rectangular shaped, you can easily set apart the dining area by removing the chairs on one side and replacing them with a bench. If you want to be more creative, home remodeling and roofing contractors say that you can also create a nook with this method by placing the bench against a wall.
Install Statement Lighting – Another creative way of establishing the dining area of your home is by adding some ceiling mounted light fixtures above the dining table.
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