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My Berlin Home – Dining Area


In my first post I have invited you to our living room. In our happy place in berlin we don’t have much space – so I had to think around the corner to save space. The three magic words that are describing our cozy apartment are: comfy, functional and warm.

Our apartment is an open-plan, that means this room is more like a dining area of a multifunctional space.

The layout of this apartment is set on two levels. The kitchen, hall and dining area are placed on one level, the five little stairs are leading to the living area. Our dining area serves many purposes, from a place to enjoy meals with family and friends to a table which I use as my small office when I’m in Berlin.

It’s a space where we love to gather around having a cup of green tea while enjoying our long conversations. It’s more of a casual dining room than formal one.

We placed our round dining table next to the kitchen. This saves us from carrying meals through the living area – that’s very important in my case as I’m clumsy when I spill food around the rug.


While selecting a dining table I continued with the modern country style. The round solid dining table with a big column caught my eye when I saw it presented in Paris. I’m a regular visitor of the famous tradeshow Maison et object – to keep up with the newest trends and source fabulous designs for Cozy Home. The Lyon Dining Table was shown in Paris and it was love at first sight. You can find the table online and customize it. Trust me you won’t regret it. Choosing a sturdy wood will ensure a long life for your dining table.

Our dining table fits easily up to six people. The benefit of a round table is that it’s perfect for smaller spaces as it has no corners– its even more safe for small children.


Dining Chair

Another option of saving space is when it comes down to selecting the dining chair. I selected the Naomi chairs without a arm rest, that gives me more seating space around the table.

You can find the Naomi chairs at Cozy Home here


Layout and shape of your dining table: You don’t have to buy a rectangular table simply because the room is rectangular. Mixing up linear lines creates interest, so an oval-shaped dining table will provide a nice contrast. The same applies in a square dining room-placing a round dining table often results in a more pleasing outcome for the space.

I love to place a rug below a dining table. It’s more welcoming and cozy when you have a fluffy rug underneath the table. Our rug didn’t last long as we have furry babies!



A chandelier above your table is a must. The light grey wooden beads light is suiting perfectly the color palette and ads a nice atmosphere in the evening. Luckily we have a lot of natural light coming in, so we only need to use the artificial light in the evening time. I installed a dimmer to set the right mood. A dimmer allows you more control over the way the room is lit in the evening. Another option to add more lighting is to place a floor lamp or table lamp.

Next to the dining table I have placed the Lorient console. When we have guests over its an additional space for placing dishes or food items and on the other days I love to play around and decorate it according to the season with seasonal flower bouquets.


Here is a sneak pic of my Easter Decor. Decorating with your family together are the best moments to become beautiful memories. A dining table is so much more than just a table – it becomes a part of the family, so choose it with love.

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Your dining room is a truly multi-functional space – its where we eat, entertain and sometimes even work. The dining area is the perfect place for overflow storage of anything that won’t fit in your kitchen cupboards.

Decorater’s Tip: Your room should dictate the size of your table, but if often pays to think outside the box. You don’t have to buy a rectangular table simply because the room has that shape. Mixing up linear lines creates interest.

Placing a round dining table in a square dining room often results in a more pleasing outcome for the space. Round dining table creates a welcoming, friendly and comfortable room environment.


Benefits of having a round table are:

  • A round table has usually a single leg and provides you more leg room.
  • Round dining tables take less space, right option for small rooms.
  • Round’n’Round so no sharp edges, perfect for families with young children.
  • A round table is great for having a family come together or a conversation, everyone can see each other.

Benefits of a rectangular dining table:

  • Rectangular dining tables are perfect for a large gathering, it allows more than sixth people to join the table.
  • A great advantage is you can place the rectangular table against the walls without disturbing their functionality which is not possible with a round shaped table.
  • With a rectangular table you can also save space by using dinner benches that you can push under the table after dinner.

The Master piece for any dining room when it comes to display your favourite dishes – the cabinet. 


Stuart Kitchen Cabinet: A tall cabinet with a mix of drawers and glass-fronted doors. You can also share and display your special crockery and dinnerware in this cabinet, rather than hiding it behind cupboard doors. The Stuart cabinet is made of solid pinewood with oak in the middle. The storage unit is giving you plenty of space to store all your dining dishes and the drawers are perfect to store your cutlery and napkins.


Sophie Sideboard: A great addition to a narrow dining room, as it’s a slim yet functional. The Sophie sideboard features three pull out drawers to use for additional storage during a dinner party. Place your drinks tray or plate on it. Made of solid wood. Sliding doors.


Dining chair: If you’re short on space, select dining chairs that don’t have any arms, giving you the most seating space around your dining table.

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