Tips on organizing a perfect dining area

Posted On Thursday, 04 November 2021 20:27

Zoning the space

When we are talking about the interior design of the dining-kitchen room we are talking not only about its practicality and convenience but also about any possible separation will it be actual or just visual. There are a lot of ways how to make it, from the simplest one to the complex one. 


Light is an important part of any interior; without high-quality lighting, any design will look inexpressive. However, lamps and windows play not only a practical role, they are also elements of kitchen design. Using different lighting devices, you can visually divide the room into a work area and a dining room.

For the workspace, it is worth choosing the brightest light, this is the place that should be well lit. Typically, these are spotlights, as well as additional lighting built into the cabinets and even the countertop. But it is better to hang the chandelier above the dining room. Softer diffused light will create a cozy atmosphere.

Accent wall

You can divide the kitchen-dining room into two parts simply by using different colors or materials for wall decoration. The accent wall is brighter against a background of neutral colors. It can be a contrasting shade, ornaments, photos. In this way, both the kitchen and the dining room can be distinguished.

The design of the working area implies the use of more durable and moisture-resistant coverings that are easy to clean. For finishing the dining room, you can choose ordinary paper wallpaper or non-woven coverings.

Floor coverings

The principle is the same as with the accent wall. For the kitchen, it is worth choosing a tile, this material is resistant to water, durable, easy to clean. In the design of the dining room, you can use less resistant coatings - laminate, parquet, and even carpet. The floor can differ not only in materials but also in color and patterns. However, for finishing a small room, it is better to use a single color scheme.


Of course, carpets are not the best option for the kitchen - they will quickly deteriorate. But you can use a large or bright curly carpet to highlight the dining room as a separate area.

Decor elements

Interior design doesn’t consist only of the walls, floors, and lighting, it also can be represented in details that can be no less useful and can be used for many purposes.

For example:

  • Paintings;
  • Large photos;
  • Posters;
  • Vases;
  • Plants;
  • Aquarium;
  • Stucco molding;
  • Moldings, etc.
  • Partitions


Such designs allow you to clearly separate the kitchen from the dining room. Partitions can be of any height, stationary or mobile. If you choose materials, then drywall is the most popular, as well as wood, glass, fabric, or light thread curtains.

Important! Stepped plasterboard structures can be used as additional shelves, they can also be supplemented with niches.


When creating the interior of a spacious kitchen-dining room, you can use furniture to divide the room into zones. For example, a low rack between the dining group and the suite, a bar counter, a chest of drawers, a tall wardrobe, etc. 

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By choosing one of these design elements of the kitchen-dining room, you can easily divide the room. The podium can raise the kitchen or dining room above the floor. Also, the podium can be used as a storage system if you place the boxes inside.

Columns and arches

Unlike solid partitions, such a design element will not weigh down the interior and will not interfere with the lighting. Columns and arches look light and casual, they are perfect for a Mediterranean or oriental style, decorate a kitchen-dining room with antique motifs, or a classic interior with an Empire bias.

Color spectrum

The choice of shades in the interior of the kitchen-living room depends on the chosen design, as well as the location of the windows. The size of the room also influences the choice of colors, in small rooms, it is better to use a light scale, while spacious kitchens are good in almost any color.

You should not be afraid of bright colors, but they should not be dominant in the interior of the kitchen-dining room. These can be furniture facades, accent walls, textiles, or decor. It is better to choose neutral shades as a background - milky, gray, beige, brown, coffee, caramel, peach, golden.

In southern rooms, where there is sometimes too much sun, a cold scale is more appropriate. Such an interior will seem fresher and cooler. But white, blue, and gray tones in the design of a northern kitchen will make it cold, dark, and faded. In rooms where there is little natural light, it is better to choose light but warm colors.

Interior style

Of course, you can choose an eclectic design for your kitchen-dining room, but combining different styles in one is incredibly difficult. Most often, is chosen one style of interior, for which finishes, materials, etc. are already being selected. 


One of the most popular kitchen dining room designs. A classic interior is always up-to-date, neutral colors, harmony, and symmetry are appropriate in any situation.

Natural materials are used - stone, wood, fabrics. The classics are divided into several subspecies, the most elaborate interiors are obtained in the Baroque style. Stucco, gilding, antiques, and brocade are all here.

The Victorian-style (English classics) is more restrained, it is the nobility of wood, dark muted tones, expensive materials, simple forms. However, it should be borne in mind that the abundance of wood is not very practical in the interior of the kitchen-dining room.


This interior is distinguished by original combinations. In design, wood, and metal easily coexist with each other, and in modern style, there is almost complete freedom in choosing colors: silver with lilac, black, and pearl, burgundy, etc. The furniture is distinguished by its simplicity of form, which makes cleaning the kitchen much easier.

Art Deco

One of the most beautiful interior styles. Are used natural materials in the design, as well as glass-stained-glass structures (windows, lampshades, inserts in the doors), are very popular. In art deco design, there are no strict clear forms; smooth lines are used everywhere, reminiscent of the natural curves of branches. Vegetable ornaments in decoration are popular.


If practicality is most important to you in the interior of the kitchen-dining room, then modern design in the spirit of minimalism is the most optimal solution. There are no flashy colors or complex design forms, everything obeys the laws of practicality and simplicity. Geometric shapes, modern materials, and discreet colors are the three pillars on which minimalism rests.

If such an interior seems boring, you can choose the Japanese style. In it, the main principle is a minimum of furniture and simplicity of forms, however, brighter colors are used, decor in the form of Japanese paintings, fans, samurai figurines, etc. 

Important! The Japanese interior, unlike classic minimalism, uses only natural materials.

Thinking over the design of a kitchen-dining room, large or small, is not an easy task, but with a competent distribution of zones and division of space, you can create a beautiful, cozy interior. A competent design project, correctly selected materials, and furniture are the guarantor of success in this difficult task.

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