Where to Place the Dining Table

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Where to place the dining table: tips and ideas on the best positions for the table in the dining room, living room or kitchen.

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Current interior design trends see the dining table not as a stand-alone element but as an integral part of the home. When it comes to inserting this accessory in the dining room, living room or kitchen, it is necessary to carefully consider where to place it in order to maintain the visual harmony of the environment.

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Placing the table in the dining room:

This is the most popular choice. For those who have a space to devote entirely to the dining room, the table becomes the focal point, the most important piece of furniture on which to adapt the rest of the decor. In this case, interior designers opt for placing the table in the centre of the room, choosing models with an elegant and refined design without forgetting functionality.

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In a dining room, a rectangular or oval table is always perfect for any occasion!

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Placing the table in the kitchen:

The kitchen is a cosy, intimate place for meals shared with one’s family. For this type of environment, we recommend placing the table near a source of natural light such as a window. If you have enough space it is best to choose a rectangular table, otherwise it is better to opt for a round one that does not take up too much space but at the same time can fill a gap that would be otherwise difficult to enhance.

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Placing the table in the living room:

If you decide to place the dining table in the living room, you will have to design the room to create two different areas in the same space: the living area and the dining area. The table will no longer be the protagonist, but will have to coexist in balance with the sofa and with all the typical furniture of a living room: sideboard, coffee table, armchair, rugs…

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One of the most important criteria when deciding where to place the table in the living room is to establish the correct distance from the sofa. You need to consider at least 60 cm of space that will allow you to move easily around the sofa and generally speaking at least one metre or a little more between the table and the sofa.

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Optimizing the Domestic Spaces

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Optimizing the domestic spaces by “merging” the living room and the bedroom.

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In modern societies there is an increase in singles and single families. The consequence is only one: the boom of all-in-one rooms.

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According to the latest furnishing trends, interior designers focus on the desire to combine in a single area the bedroom and the living room, or alternatively the kitchen with the living room area.

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The goal is always the same: to optimize spaces and make them more functional, adapting to the needs of an evolving real estate market characterized by the systematic increase of singles and small families looking for one and two-room apartments.

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Hybrid spaces are thus born

Making the most of every single square meter becomes the dominant imperative for the so-called “unique” rooms, i.e. open space in which the spaces of the living area merge with those of the bedroom.

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The must-have is the sofa bed element, used to rest during the night but also as an extra bed to accommodate relatives or friends. The new way of living the domestic spaces, which have become more and more fluid, makes the sleeping area become, little by little, the new living room where you spend on average about 70 minutes a day watching television, surfing the web or reading a book.

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The hybrid spaces between bedroom and living room are also characterized by the presence of a modular wall. The chairs, then, from chairs for the living room, in many cases are also transformed into bedside tables, to be placed next to the bed.

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Hybrid furniture

In open space environments it is advisable to choose hybrid furniture, suitable for both the living area and the sleeping area; for example a small table that can be used as a base for remote control or cell phone, who decorates it with furnishings and flowers who simply leave it empty.

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Two other versatile and indispensable elements are the armchair that can also be used for lunch and one or more lamps. The armchair must be chosen following the subjective parameters of comfort and functionality.

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The light element then has a key role! From the adjustable floor lamp to a refined suspension solution, the lighting must provide perfect reading light but also create a relaxing atmosphere.

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