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Jumpstart Your Day: 5 Storage Solutions for the Dining Area

Make meals extra special by having a clean and clutter-free space


Filipinos are known for being hospitable and we love to entertain guests. To be able to enjoy delicious meals and accommodate more guests at home, it is important to have a well-organized dining area.

Create a space perfect for get-togethers with the help of these organizing ideas.

Source: Decoholic Interior Design. Main photos from: Decoholic and Magnolia.

Built-in China Cabinet

Save on floor space by choosing to have a built-in cabinet where you can display plates, glasses, and other tableware. Create a uniformed look by opting to display like-colored pieces or those with a similar design.

Photo from Decoholic.

Open shelf

Another to display your pieces is by having an open shelf near the dining table. Depending on your style, you may choose to have pops of color in the dining area—paint your shelf in your preferred color and display pieces with fun prints.

Photo from Decoholic.

Mobile shelf

Perfect for small spaces, you may display decor pieces and keep dining room essentials organized using a mobile shelf as seen in the photo. You may bring out the shelf only when it's time for meals.

Photo from A Bowl Full of Lemons.

Long cabinet with open shelves

Create a special dining area station where plates and cups are stored together with other food essentials: can be condiments, extra bread, and extra food. Add a unique twist by having a chalkboard behind the shelf. Make it fun by writing today's menu.

Photo from Magnolia.

Divider and shelf in one

If you have a limited space to work with, maximize the space by using a built-in shelf as divider. You may use it to separate the dining area from the kitchen or living area. Make the most of the shelf by putting plates and quirky decor on display.

Photo from ZED.


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