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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Chic Dining Rooms

Take inspiration from these well-thought-out spaces

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Photography: Dairy Darilag (Main Photos)

Good stories are often told in the dining area – where hearty meals are shared with family and friends. It’s essential that this part of the house is cozy and clutter-free. If you’re planning to change the look of your own dining area, here are five spaces that can be your pegs.

Mix and match pieces

In this Scandinavian-inspired family home, the owners chose a dining table from Home Luxe and reproduction Eiffel chairs from Our Home and Dwell.

For your own space: Experiment with the look of your area by working with different pieces. You need not always buy a dining set as you can use a wood table then pair it with mismatched chairs. Anchor the space with a unique lighting fixture like a chandelier or recycled mason jars turned into lamps.

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Photo by Dairy Darilag.

Customized picks

Found in a 75sqm unit, the space is made more airy and spacious by adding a yellow mirror that also serves as a wall accent.

For your own space: Given the small space, you may consider having the table and chairs custom-made. Measure the space so your pieces can fit right into it. You may also turn furniture into instant accents by choosing striking and interesting patterns for the upholstery.

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Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

Create a theme

In this sea-inspired condo unit in Manila, the dining area maintains the theme by showcasing rustic furniture pieces that are reminiscent of a beachside cottage.

For your own space: Aside from keeping a theme, you must also take into consideration the comfort of your guests. If you love inviting friends over, you may add a bench instead of putting too many chairs that make the space look cramped.

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Photo by Dairy Darilag.

Quirky and interesting

In this three-bedroom condo with rustic yet sleek interiors, the dining area is reminiscent of coffee shops that are seen in New York, Seattle, or Seoul.

For your own space: Consider having mood lighting that will surely give the space a warm and cozy feel. Opt for wood pieces that will remind you of your favorite coffee stop as well.

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Photo by Louie Aguinaldo.

Fit for banquets

In this home filled with customized pieces, the dining area showcases upholstered banquets paired with host chairs that have leather stitching.

For your own space: If you have a big family and you often host dinners and parties, a long table with benches will be your best picks. Add a captivating lighting fixture to serve as an accent to the space. Consider having a glass cabinet or console table nearby for storage.

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Photo by Miguel Nacianceno.

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