Decorate your West Hollywood dining room

How to Make the Most of a Small Dining Room

Make the most out of your West Hollywood condo while still preserving its charm by choosing adaptable furniture. Dining chairs and s imple accessories like ivory table linens and under the table storage will balance practicality with good looks. A layout planned for flexibility is essential. Choose furniture for displaying everyday wares. A simple table or bookcase can serve just as well as a cabinet, provided it has clean lines.  

How to Dress the Table

Setting the dining table is one of the enjoyable rituals of entertaining – even in a small dining room. For starters, use high-quality basics: a fine linen tablecloth and flatware that's at least 18⁄8 stainless steel for durability and nice balance in the hand. One you have the basics, it's the inspired finishing touch – the fold of a napkin, a hand-stamped place card, an antique napkin ring – that provides the real fun. Let clever details set the mood.

How to Organize Tableware in a Small Dining Room

When you know exactly where your dishes, linens and flatware are located and can access them easily, setting the table is a simple task. In a small room, assemble your dining necessities artfully and logically to help save space. For glass-fronted or open shelves, keep things neat by placing like items – similar in style, color or material – on the same shelf. Collect small items, like napkin rings and coasters, in attractive containers such as woven baskets or glass canisters.

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