Many moms know that not every space within a home is used to its fullest potential. Just because a room was designated with a specific role or function upon purchase or rental doesn’t mean it has to be used as such. From new dining tables to a brand new paint job, it’s fun and easy to turn a small space (or spare room) into a dining area for the family with just a few pieces of furniture. Here are some quick and easy tips to aid the transformation.
The primary focus of any good dining area, is of course the dining table where you can eat and converse with your loved ones. There are dining tables available in almost every shape and size to suit even the most compact spaces.
The design process can go one of two ways; the decor scheme can follow the style of the furniture or vice versa. If you fall in love with a table, make sure it fits the space, and then begin to build the room around it. Once this key element has been selected, the rest of your design scheme should fall into place easily.
Keep It Light
Small spaces can be made to feel bigger with the use of light colors – making even the tiniest space feel both open and airy. If you need to add additional storage or furniture to the room, consider refurbishing some reclaimed items or, custom building some units that will fit cleverly into the small space. You can paint the new fittings to compliment the wall color, creating a cohesive design scheme with a few simple paint colors.
Fix The Walls
Every home owner knows that tackling spruce up projects, especially those involving painting, can quickly rack up the cost or the stress. It’s very easy to save tons of money by painting your home yourself but most of us don’t know the right tools to use for patching, priming and painting. Enter 3M Patch Plus Primer; a cost-effective and efficient way to prepare your walls for painting with an all-in-one kit that includes everything you need:
- 3M’s revolutionary Patch plus primer
- Four-inch self-adhesive patch
- Putty knife
- Sanding pad.
After your walls are prepped, painter’s tape is the perfect tool for sharper paint lines. New ScotchBlue TM Painter’s Tape Multi-Surface and Delicate Surface tapes now have Advanced Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector, making it easy for you to paint your walls without worrying about uneven paint lines!
With the help of 3M Patch Plus Primer and ScotchBlue TM Painter’s Tape, every home owner can feel comfortable preparing and painting their walls for this fall without breaking the bank!
The great thing about transforming a small space into a dining area is that it inherently makes a space flexible. Dining areas are fantastic when entertaining friends, or getting the family together around the table for a lovely meal. They can also be used during non-meal time as a work station for moms or kids. Having some additional surface area provides families with another room in which to get organized, get creative, or even get a little bit crazy!
The rules of home decor are flexible if nothing else – every space within the home should be functional. Transforming spaces doesn’t have to be labor intensive or costly; the process can be as easy as a fun weekend project for the whole family!