Along with our recent fall home refresh, our tiny dining space recently received a much needed update! When we first moved into our house, we filled this 5x8 space with an inexpensive table we bought off of Craigslist, along with two chairs from Goodwill and two chairs that we had in our previous home. Everything was a bit mismatched, but it worked for us and freed up some time and additional funds to spend on other areas of our home that we felt needed a little more love and care at the time. For months this space felt unfinished and not where we wanted it to be, so we were both incredibly thankful when our friends over at Living Spaces shared that they not only could help us refresh our home for autumn, but also revamp our entire tiny dining space right before the holidays (a dream come true for these first time homeowners who will be hosting Thanksgiving this year!). Living Spaces wants to help you update your space too, so keep reading!
Much like with our refresh, we spent some time prepping before heading to our local Living Spaces. We researched available dining sets online, along with separate tables and chairs -- made a list of our must-haves, ideas for a color palette and any accent pieces we knew could make the tiny space feel complete. While we both walked into the store with an open mind, we knew that we wanted this space to remain bright, airy and comfortable for us and our guests. With such a tiny space to fill, we didn't want it to be overcrowded, but rather just the perfect balance of function and decor. After all, we wanted to make sure this space would easily flow with the rest of our home -- from the living room, down back through our bedroom -- we wanted the style and pieces to all fit together.
After mulling over a few different styles and pieces, we ultimately fell in love with a classic tulip style table, the Olivia Dining Table, that would bring a highlight to our dark floors and add in some dimension to this space. We're big fans of round tables, and love that this one can easily accommodate the two of us for daily meals, but is also big enough for added guests and can comfortable sit four people (if not more!). We decided to pair the table with the Claire Natural Side Chairs to pull in a little warmth, texture (I love the woven seats) and provide seating for four without feeling bulky (the cut-outs and rounded edges make them feel sleek and airy).
To pull the whole space together, we added in a woven rug with a sienna accent to complement the chairs and provide some definition to our dining space. We also included a few velvet pillows for extra comfort and coziness, and a round marble bowl for a extra little storage (and a pop of color!). The painting was a last minute addition -- a favorite piece done by Scott about ten years ago. We thought the colors and tones matched our updated space perfectly, and really helped to bring the eye up and make this area appear larger than it is.
Overall, we're both very incredibly happy with how this tiny space turned out! We been living with for updated dining area for about two months now and truly couldn't be happier with our purchases. Living Spaces is well known for have many different styles at affordable prices, and we love that these pieces don't break the bank! Ready to update your dining space for the holidays? Living Spaces' annual Veterans Day Event just started and you can now shop for deals on dining sets, couches, beds and more -- just in time for the holiday season! Living Spaces is also partnering with Furnishing Hope, an amazing organization that provides interior design services to wounded war veterans, to help bring in an extra dose of warmth and coziness to each home they complete.
We hope you love our updated dining space as much as we do! Don't forget that we're partnering with Living Spaces to celebrate the fall season on Pinterest where you can win one of five $250 promo cards to shop and refresh your own space for fall! Head on over to the Living Spaces Facebook page to enter to win!