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Stylish Small Dining Room Ideas

By: Karli Sanders
January 20, 2021

Tiny, petite, mini, bite-size. No matter how you want to describe it, a lot of us have small or nonexistent dining rooms. Check out these tips and tricks to create usable dining spaces that are small on everything but style.

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Photo: Sarah Sweeney Photography. From: Jaclyn Joslin.

Get Creative With Furniture

A bistro table is the perfect size for a small dining room. Couple that with a cool leather sofa used as seating, and you’ve got a stylish and smart small dining solution.

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Photo: 2id Interiors. From: 2id Interiors.

Bring It Around

This dining area is an offshoot of the kitchen. Using a round table allows you to fit in an extra chair without taking up too much space. A fifth chair could easily be added to this dining table when guests drop by.

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Photo: Drew Kelly. From: Antonio Martins.

Hang a Chandelier

The use of an Edison bulb chandelier above the table makes it clear which part of this open-concept space is the dining area. Fun and unique lighting above a table is a simple way to pump up the style in a small dining space.

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Photo: TaLaya Brown

Set the Mood

A dark paint color creates a moody look in this small dining room. The addition of white wainscoting, a fun rug and rattan chairs keeps the space from becoming dreary and helps it feel fresh and modern.

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