A casual dining room

Black, whites, quirky accessories and a whole lot of love come together to form this casual dining corner in the home

We can almost hear the light-hearted laughter and banter brimming at this table. After all, nothing says family time like everyone huddled over hot steaming plates of food in a warm, welcoming spot surrounded by loved ones. Often, it’s difficult to carve out a separate dining space in small apartments, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The trick lies in creating a visual demarcation, if not a physical one. Nothing says cafe-casual like a chequered print – so opt for a wallpaper with big, loose squares that seem like they’re hand-painted. Next, add simple, slim table and chairs, and if you’re short on space, you can buy foldable ones too. A lazy susan at hand will help you arrange everything you need for dinner time, so you don’t have to get up mid conversation to fetch things from the kitchen. Placing a quirky object will help make a cheery spot – it can be an artwork, a flea market find or even just flowers. Hang a large pendant overhead and you’re all set to make more wonderful memories.

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