As everyone's lives get busier, often times the traditional dining room plays less of a role in dinner time. Some days you only have a moment for a quick bite between one kid’s soccer practice and the other’s recital, or maybe you prefer to relax on the couch and eat in front of the TV. Often, the dining room can go weeks without use. Rather than letting that space go to waste, try transforming it into something more useful with these tips!
Go from dining to downward facing dog with your own zenful yoga studio. Build a relaxing environment with some live plants like ferns or bamboo to surround yourself with calming color. Add some soft flickering flameless candles and a soothing fountain and pop on your favorite peaceful music to complete the perfect place to practice yoga.
Be productive with a home office. Replace that space-hogging dining table with a more useful work desk. And instead of a hutch to hold the fancy china you never take out, utilize that piece as an organizer for you books, printer, files, and other supplies. PROTIP: Keep your home and office lives separate with a classy room divider so that you can leave work at work.
Have you always wanted to be an artist, but never had the space? Use your obsolete dining room as an art studio to explore your creative side. Stock up on brushes and paints, set up your canvas on an easel and let your imagination run wild! Just be sure to use a dropcloth to keep any drips off the floor.
Bring back the cool sophistication of the good old fashioned den. After a long day at work, there’s nothing better than relaxing in a high-backed overstuffed armchair and sipping a scotch from the bar cart while enjoying a Nat King Cole record on the turntable. It’s part Mad Men, part Rat Pack, and all comfortable.
Hopefully, these ideas will inspire you to find a creative use for your Morguard Apartment dining space. If you repurpose your dining room area, show us what you came up with! Just tag Morguard Apartments in your photo on Instagram and show off your new setup.