The dining room isn’t usually the place that comes to mind when you think of “storage,” but you need storage there just as much as you would in the kitchen, living room, or under the stairs.
Ways to improve storage in the dining room are not that common, so we are here to give you some ideas. Read on for our tips for improving dining room storage.
Use your wall space
One of the biggest wastes in western interior design trends is the lack of use of vertical space. There are many things you can do there to create more storage space. Your family portrait is beautiful, but it’s not the most practical option.
Instead, consider installing shelves or cabinets. Shelves will display whatever you want, which makes them better for offices, because you can have all your books on display, but if you’re looking for a place to put all your unused dish towels, you may need cabinets.
Use your floor space
Think of the table you are buying as your dining set. The most practical options have a storage element, either a set of cabinets in the lower part or the table is deep enough to store things.
Some tables have drawers that open, giving you all the cutlery up front if you wish, or extra space to eat. Others have a built-in wine rack or shelves. There are even folding dining tables with storage below so you can free up space while you store.
Use floor to ceiling storage
You can always invest in a floor to ceiling cabinet to meet all of your storage needs. If you go looking for cheap furniture and see a wardrobe bargain, take it.
The top can have glass doors to display all your crockery and china, while the bottom can keep all the pots and pans and anything else unsightly out of the way while hiding in plain sight.
An item can offer plenty of storage space while becoming a feature in your dining room.
use a partition
A partition could serve some purposes if you get the right one. You’ll have something that physically separates the space between your dining area and your kitchen or living room, but if you incorporate some storage, you’ll also have a set of shelves or cabinets to fill.
Display items or keep them out of sight when the clutter gets too much.
use the little things
A more cost effective but much more discreet option is to use things like a bar cart for storage. Bar carts are already gaining a lot of popularity for a variety of uses, from storing drinks to making equipment.
In the dining room, you have the option of drinks, but also the option of adding some essentials to the cart to take out when you need them, such as potted herbs, condiments, salad spoons, etc.