United dining rooms became popular in the first half of the 20th century. While a fairly contemporary idea, it may also feel like a somewhat dated concept. In 21st century modern life, especially in small houses and apartments, the kitchen is often seen incorporated into the living room, without the need for a dining table, with a raised kitchen island and sofas around a coffee table It provides an open and social space for cooking and eating. But as we know that there are many houses that still retain this format, next we will show a series of decoration ideas for a dining room.
Still, while the kitchen can be the heart of any home, a large open space with a living-dining room can be a warm social center and perfect for eating, relaxing, entertaining and working, a space for the whole family and friends. . However, the two halves are separate spaces, and must be defined.
One way to separate the two spaces of the dining room is by separating the floor. That is, either using different coatings for each area or carpets, both areas can be separated.
A single style can be maintained and the imaginary passage from the living room to the dining room can be differentiated with small details, for example with the addition of a carpet to the surface of the main table, or a small modification of the texture of the floor. It goes without saying that it is not advisable to have a modern style living room and dining room with an eclectic touch, to give an example.
You can also separate the two areas of the dining room using the colors, materials or decorations on the walls.
Many times it is also preferred that the passage from one to the other is determined by the texture of the walls. For example, you can have one smooth wall and the other with a different texture, be it stone, wood or some other material.
Use different colors
Another way to define both spaces is through the colors used in the decoration of the dining room. For example, you can use warm colors in one area and cold colors in the other.
Lighting can be used as a means of separation. For example, using pendant lamps on the dining room table and using other types of lighting for the living room can also be a great decorative trick.
The location of each with respect to natural light, is left to the choice of each according to what they think they use the most on a daily basis, whether the dining room or the living room.
Another way to separate both areas is through the use of room dividers, such as screens, open shelves or decorative wrought iron bars.
The style of open spaces was a kind of “complaint” towards past architecture, in which each room in the home had to be differentiated according to the use it would be given.
Today, functionality, practicality and comfort have been superimposed on those past ideas, and houses have been designed in which all spaces are combined into one.
The fact of having the dining room together with the living room, generates a single place that is more welcoming and much more functional and practical. When you are dining, many times you want to make the table more relaxed and have a tea or coffee. Having the living room a few steps away makes this easier without having to go through the whole house to go to another room.