The Ideal Dining Room for Your Apartment

If you don't have much space in your apartment or don't know how to decorate your dining room, read this article for some advice.
The Ideal Dining Room for Your Apartment

Last update: 21 February, 2019

An ideal dining room is orderly and has all the essentials. In general, it’s easier to decorate one if you live in a house because you probably have more space. So how do you decorate your dining room if you live in an apartment?

If you have a small apartment without much space for a dining room, read this article for our tips on how to decorate it just right!

The main thing to keep in mind is that you need to take full advantage of the space. This means putting in furniture that makes you feel comfortable and doesn’t get in the way, for example. The  kinds of furniture, lighting, and decoration you opt for all are important for your ideal dining room!

How to create the ideal dining room for your apartment

Maximize your space, use every corner

Taking full advantage of your space is the main thing here as we said above. If you have a small apartment with an integrated kitchen and living room, you could set aside a corner for your dining room. All you’ll need is an L-shaped bench and a few seats. 

This way, you’ll be using all the space and your dining room will be slightly set apart, giving you an intimate area for meals. This is the perfect option if you don’t have much space.

If you like the L-bench idea, you can also buy some colorful cushions to accentuate the space and liven it up. Your guests will feel more comfortable, and you can even try to match the cushions with your dinnerware and table cloths.

Put the dining room near the windows

Being well-lit during the day is a major part of having an ideal dining room. If you have a big apartment with tall windows and a gorgeous view, this is your chance to make your dining room stand out.

If this sounds like your apartment, put in a long dining room table that runs alongside your windows. That way, when you have guests over for lunch they’ll be able to take in the view.

rectangular mirror in dining room

Breakfast bar

If you really want to make the most out of a small space, we love the idea of getting a long breakfast bar

Just make sure yours is medium-height and about as wide as your table because they’re often tall and narrow. In this case, you’ll be using it as a dining room table.

Good lighting

Good lighting is vital for a dining room, through both natural daylight and artificial lighting. You want to be relaxed and comfortable when you eat, but you don’t want to be sitting in darkness. So, find a path to good dining room lighting!

One common idea is to put a big lamp in the middle of your dining room table. Big, low-hanging lamps will bring the space the perfect kind of lighting. You can also add in some nice centerpieces, candle holders, or candles if you want to make it feel even warmer.

There are all kinds of dining room lamps out there. Choose based on your tastes and budget.

Put a mirror in front of the table

Mirrors aren’t just there to look pretty, they can also make a space feel bigger. Putting a big one in front of your dining room table could be perfect, especially if you have a small apartment. The lights will reflect in it and you’ll feel like you’re in a much bigger area. 

dining room with hanging lamps

Comfortable furniture

Try to find pretty, comfortable furniture made of easy-to-clean, pleasant-feeling materials. You also want to make sure you get a medium-height table. Too tall or short is bad for your posture. Once you’ve picked out a table, you can move onto the chairs.

You could either pick out a matching table set or go for a more eclectic feel. If you choose the second option, you’ll be picking out things in different colors, from different time periods, and made out of different materials. Pick out whatever kind of furniture you want and create your own personal style!

As you can see, there are lots of ways to decorate the ideal dining room for an apartment. The main thing is to figure out exactly how much space you have, what furniture you already have for it, and what look you want to achieve.

If you have the budget, you can also pick out some new things. At the end of the day, the goal is to create a comfortable, personal space, a beautiful environment where you and your guests can share a meal.