Even though plenty of families are eating on their couches, you may want to utilize a traditional dining room. There’s nothing wrong with that, especially if you want to make the most of your family time or get away from technology for a little bit!

Are you wondering how to get the most use out of your small dining room space?

There are tons of things you can do when decorating a small space that can make it functional and stylish. For ideas, tips, and tricks on how to decorate a small dining room, keep reading this helpful guide. 

Dare With Your Dining Room Table 

With a small dining room, there may feel like there is no space for a table to entertain guests at. This isn’t entirely true.

Thinking outside of the box and considering options that will work for your small space can help you to find a practical and useful dining table option. 

For Hosting Larger Dinner Parties 

A great table for a small dining room is a foldaway option. This will allow you to fold out your dining table when you need it, and fold it up when you don’t. This is a great way to get a table that functions when you are having a dinner of one or two, but can also seat more when necessary.

A foldup table will allow you to host larger sit-down meals without having to take up space when it’s not necessary. If a foldup option isn’t for you, try an extending table option that will function similarly.

Additionally, stackable dining chairs can help you to stack and store chairs vertically when you don’t need them. 

A dining bench set up can also work to seat multiple guests while still acting as a space saver. Because the benches can be tucked under the table when you’re not using them, you can free up some space for mobility. This is a great look that can go well with a rustic farmhouse or incredibly modern styled home. 

Dinner for Two 

If you have a smaller family, and just need a dining room table that can function for one or two, a round bistro styled table can help to take up less space. This look is both chic and practical for a modern style.

You can find modern bistro styled tables at most furniture stores

Space Saving Styling 

When it comes to adding decor to a small dining room, you want to make sure that your choosing space-saving ideas. This will help your dining room to allow mobility and avoid a cluttered, cramped appearance.

Keep your space open and airy with some of these decor ideas. 

Go Bright 

Adding bright color palettes in a small space can help to give light and airy impression, which opens the space up a bit. Try using complementary colors when choosing your dining room decor color palette.

Try adding color to your walls with bright wall art, or buy colorful chairs. A light wall color, like a sage or yellow, can help bring some light in and create a reflective space. This is a design idea that will help you to add some quirky, eclectic touches to this space. Consider using an oil painting portrait to brighten and elegantly decorate your walls. Because a picture on a light-colored wall, like sage or yellow, might add some quirky, unique touches to the space. 

If you have a window in your dining room, arrange your dining room table near it for some nice, natural light that will complement this decor style.

For example, setting a round table in the nook of a bay window is a great way to make your space look larger and also provide your guest with a pleasant view. 

Go Dark 

While going bright is a great option, not everyone wants to go for bright pops of color. If you like to go for darker decor, you can make this work in a modern, chic and opulent way.

Consider dark blue walls and metallic decor details for a look that is masculine, sleek, and impressive. 

With this style, it’s best to add plush dining room chairs to warm up the space. Try adding a low-hanging gold light fixture to make this setting feel more intimate and chic. 

Go Neutral 

If you prefer a space full of warm neutrals, you can definitely incorporate this simple and clean palette into your dining room design. Layering some interesting textures can make this style look bohemian rather than boring.

Consider neutral textures such as rattan, leather, and stone when choosing decor. A neutral woven rug can give this light and open design style a layer of cozy and comfortable details.

Add greenery as decor to help bring some light and color in while still sticking to a neutral styled space. 

Stay Savvy 

When decorating a small dining room space, you want to make sure your thinking of ways to utilize every inch of the space.

When thinking of storage and decor, think vertically to leave your floors clutter-free and to take advantage of bare wall space. Consider mounting shelving and storage units to display decor or to store dishes. 

Additionally, if a space that isn’t directly off your kitchen is bigger than your dining room space, thinking about using this room instead. Areas like a large hallway can be a unique area to transform into a dining room if you need more space. 

How to Decorate a Small Dining Room 

If you’re trying to figure out how to decorate a small dining room that will look great and allow for functionality, try out some of these decor tips.

Make sure you have an open space to enjoy meals with your family or host-guest without crowding by using these tips. Making a small space look bigger is all about decor choices, so make sure you’re making the right ones to make the most out of your space. 

For more decor inspiration, head to the “interior” and “DIY” sections of our site.