Carve out smaller rooms within a larger one by defining spaces with carpet, lights or drapery. This dining area—a section of a large, open living room—didn't feel like a well-defined space at first. The homeowner added paisley print curtains, which complement the $900 flea-market rug), and Herman Miller chairs, and suddenly the space had its own identity.
A cozy hardwood and paneled nook shelters this natural wood dining table. Seating space is achieved with the addition of a matching wooden bench and glossy black chairs.
This cherry wood dining set sits on whitewashed flooring in an open-area room, which creates an inviting atmosphere that encourages mingling and free-flowing conversation.
This modern wood and glass dining set adjoins the living room, and the bright wood flooring and furniture keeps the walls and cabinets from making the room too dark.
Classic white tiles are a natural fit for this classically modern dining room. Taupe suede chairs mingle with a glass-topped rectangular table, and brown curtains frame one wall, while black and white photos line the other.
A shiny white dining table and chairs stand out against clay-hued tiles.
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