20 Dining Rooms Incorporating Negative Space

For most people, the dining room is a special room that is reserved for special occasions and dining events. It is usually decorated with your finest pieces of dishware, furniture, and art pieces that you want displayed. It’s also typically a smaller room or area off of the kitchen or living room. But no matter where it is, a dining room can often be a room that boasts negative space due to architectural details or where it was designed in the home. This negative space can leave you wondering how you can decorate around space, or incorporate it into the rest of the room’s décor flow, flawlessly. Here are some tips for working with negative space in a dining room.

1. Decorate around the obstacle

Sometimes negative space comes in ways of protrusions, such as a wall that protrudes in an unusual way, or there are columns that appear out of no where, or maybe a ledge extends into a part of the room that seems to serve no purpose. Sometimes the best way to handle these peculiar architectural designs is to just decorate around them. Use the ledge to display a beautiful bouquet of flowers and set of elegant candles, set a small table between the columns that displays some artwork or art deco piece. A small hutch or buffet might also fit against an odd-shaped, or protruding wall. Use your imagination and be innovative in ways you can make the oddities work with your décor theme.

2. Walls that won’t work with anything else

Sometimes rooms are designed with a wall that just doesn’t seem to work with any type of furniture piece, or fit in with the rest of the room. Whether it’s due to its location, shape or size, you may not be able to incorporate it into the rest of the room with the use of a piece of furniture, but you can tie the negative space wall into the room with how you choose to decorate it. A piece of art or an elegant mirror is a great way to tie in a lonesome wall to the rest of our showcase dining room. Wall sconces are also popular ways to decorate walls that don’t otherwise fit in, as well as they can brighten up the area and help to add to the ambience of an intimate dining experience.

3. Nooks and crannies

When unusable space comes in the form of an odd nook or cranny that seems wasted or unusable, try setting a beautiful decorative rollaway cart with a beverage cart in the corner where nothing else works. This is something that can fill the space, plus serve a purpose of being the cart you use to refill guests drinks during dinner. An elegant floor-standing vase in your décor theme is another way of bringing life to a negative space, or corner of your dining room that needs a little something to tie it in to the rest of the room.

For more negative space ideas, take a look at the following 20 dining rooms incorporating negative space and start planning your decorating ideas for the negative space in your own dining room.

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