The dining room isn’t often the place that comes to mind when you think of “storage,” but you need storage there just as much as you do in the kitchen, living room, or under the stairs.
Ways to improve dining room storage aren’t all that common, so we’re 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 of Western interior design trends is the lack of use of vertical space. There’s a lot you can do there to create more storage space. Your family portrait is beautiful, but not the most practical option.
Instead, look to install shelves or cabinets. The 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 those unused dish towels, you might need cabinets.
Use your floor space
Think of the table you’re buying as your dining set. The more practical options have a storage element for them, whether it’s a set of cabinets at the bottom, or the table top is deep enough to store things.
Some tables have drawers that open, offering you all the silverware in front if you want it, or extra space to eat. Others have a built-in wine rack or shelves. There are even folding dining tables with storage underneath so you can free up space as you store.
Use floor-to-ceiling storage
You can always invest in a floor-to-ceiling closet to meet all your storage needs. If you go looking for cheap furniture and find a bargain on cabinets, go for it.
The top can have glass doors to display all your crockery and china, while the bottom can keep all your pots and pans and anything else out of the way while hiding in plain sight.
One item can offer a lot of storage space by becoming a feature in your dining room.
use a partition
A partition can serve a few purposes if you get the right one. You’ll have something physically separating the space between your dining area and your kitchen or living room, but if you have some built-in storage, you’ll also have a set of shelves or cabinets to fill.
Display items or keep them out of sight when clutter becomes too much.
use the little things
A more economical, 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 crafting equipment.
In the dining room, you have the option of drinks, but also the option to add some essentials to the cart to take out when you need it, such as potted herbs, condiments, salad spoons, etc.