By Calandra Fotini. Dining Room. Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 11:24:01 AM.
Intimate. Although the traditional table for meals is long and rectangular more and more families are moving away from this trend. In some cases it is due to the restraints that a smaller living area places on the size of the furniture. More often than not however families simply prefer sitting closer to each other. This has led to the rise in popularity of small round or square dining room sets. These accommodations usually seat four to six people at most and they allow for easy interaction and conversation.
Another core aspect of making your dining room look sizeable is the color palette. If you always believed that you were supposed to keep your spacially challenged rooms white then here is some wonderful news for you. If you don't want drab paint that is boring think about having a monochromatic interior design in a muted color or combine different colors which all produce the same intensity. For a scheme that is more colorful consider blues and greens that all have an equal intensity or if you prefer a soothing ambiance think about a monochromatic color scheme of pale blues. To add drama and depth work on painting one wall a deep intense tone - this gives it the impression of being further away along with adding an unusual charm. Pale colors will recede therefore making the room seem larger and blueish gray is a great decorative paint color for a small room. But then if that sounds too colorless don't despair cool colors like blues greens and purples also recede so you can use your beautiful shades without making the room appear small sized.
Modern. While wood may be the most common material for tables and chairs there are other options for the non-traditionalist. A metal table can lend a modern and minimalist style to any setting especially when coupled with a more casual seating arrangement such as benches and stools. If you prefer a modern look but without the metal a glass tabletop can be found to fit any sized area. To complete the look clear plastic chairs are available in a number of styles. Along with the sleek style glass and plastic also make cleaning up a breeze.