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30 perfect dining rooms for small houses

Leigh Leigh
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Our home is made up of several fundamental rooms such as bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and dining rooms. Usually, however, the dining room space is sacrificed when there isn't that much space available. For this reason, many studio apartments don't have an area for the dining room but rather a little bar that is multi-functional.

However this is only fulfilling half of the purpose of a dining room! It should be a space that we share with family and friends, where we come together over meals and chat about our days. 

So how do we have a dining room in a small home?

This is what we will find out today on homify. We have put together 30 ideas that show you how you can make a cute and practical dining room in a small space.

Let's take a look!

1. As a breakfast bar without losing the essence of a family dining room

This is a very modern style that subtly separates the cooking area from the rest of the home.

2. A very colourful and bright dining room to impress

This is the centre of the design in the home, where the varied and bright colours don't go unnoticed.

3. If you have a bar as the dining room table, make it count!

If the little space in the house prevents you from having a large dining room table, invest in a bar that stands out.

Don't you love this red design?

4. Maximise the feeling of space by putting mirrors on the wall

modern Dining room by Studio²
Studio²

Jantar

Studio²

Mirrors will always be your best ally in small spaces, visually expanding the room. This is clearly shown in this design by professionals Studio2.

5. Highlight the space with eye-catching decorative elements

The decor will become the focal point of the space, distracting from the size.

6. To get good lighting, place a large hanging lamp in the centre of the table

7. Decorate the kitchen bar so that it fulfills the functions of a dining room

8. Give a new look to the table by adding chairs that are a totally different colour

9. A simple and modern dining room will always work well in a small space

10. Take advantage of a new concept by including various chairs around the dining room table, mixing up the look and feel

11. Use white tones for a stylish dining room that looks very spacious

12. Transparent chairs are perfect for modern decor in a small space

These chairs are part of a trend that is very popular at the moment. The transparency means that you barely notice the space they take up.

13. An almost invisible dining room

If you like the idea of transparent chairs, you'll love this dining room that features a classic glass table too!

14. Highlight the area with bright and colourful wallpaper

modern Dining room by fpr Studio
fpr Studio

Sala de Jantar Integrada

fpr Studio

15. Improvise a dining room when necessary

If space isn't available, transform a living area into a dining room when needed by having a table and several chairs at hand.

16. Create a warm welcome by including the dining room right at the front of the house

17. Use the same bar for various activities

You can extend the bar so that it not only works as a counter top in the kitchen but also as a dining room table and a shelf in the living room.

18. Extend the kitchen counter and turn it into the dining room you want

19. If you do not have space in the house, take advantage of the terrace and have an outdoor dining room to enjoy the view!

country Dining room by Ferraro Habitat
Ferraro Habitat

Casa da Floresta

Ferraro Habitat

20. Use a corner of the kitchen to position a small table that fulfills the function of a dining room

21. If it's a small home, a dining room for two is all you need

22. Copy the idea of a bench, which allows more guests to be seated

23. Wood is the ideal material for a durable dining room that will stand the test of time

modern Dining room by info9113
info9113

Projeto

info9113

24. Differentiate the areas of a small house to maximise space

eclectic Kitchen by INÁ Arquitetura
INÁ Arquitetura

Sala e Cozinha

INÁ Arquitetura

This idea by INA Architecture is perfect if your house is small. Use different types of flooring to divide the spaces.

Have a look at these other tips for how to stylishly split a room without a wall.

25. Transform a kitchen island into a multi-functional dining room

26. Simple, modern, easy and practical is the way to go

modern Dining room by Novi art
Novi art

Jadalnia

Novi art

27. Small spaces call for creativity

No matter the size of the space, don't forget to add beautiful items to it that enhance it aesthetically.

28. Merge several rooms into one and you can have a dining room and office in the same space

29. The materials you choose should pack a punch

Do you see how this beautiful, rustic dining room creates a gorgeous dining room?

30. A place for everyone in the family

Use a bench in conjunction with chairs and you'll never have too little space!

If you've enjoyed this article, you'll love this one too: 18 multi-functional furniture ideas perfect for small houses.

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