Warm-up a rustic kitchen-diner with very soft furnishings in a variety of disparate habits and simple autumnal colours to create a peaceful cottage feel. Mix warm shades that employs nature's lead. Anchor the appearance with a personal tablecloth having a geometric design in burnt umber, then draw in the seating with a variety of cushions in earthy tones and various designs. Emphasise the lived-in and occupied with a great deal of glazed ceramics and kitchen accessories. Here, an ochre Roman blind provides a burst of warming yellow.
Sick and tired of clutter? Bespoke storage area such as this is suitable for keeping plates and dinnerware near hand in a dining room. This one has drawers, rather than lift-up lids, a feature that frees up the top surface for display as well as seats.
This eating space is not much wider than its window, but it's been maximised by adding built-in bench seats. Include safe-keeping under benches so you are not wasting any space. Add couch pads and scatter pads in a mix of coloured fabrics. Squash the largest stand possible between your two benches and make the area special by hanging an oversized pendant light above. A lovely, cosy arrangement.
Consider a wine glass fronted pantry, second-hand ones can be upcycled with paint or wallpaper, it'll offer a self-contained place for products but will look damn cool into the bargain. If you are really caught for space for storage, a good suggestion is to 'look high and low'. A high-level shelf playing around a wall membrane or two is astonishingly convenient for storing and exhibiting jugs, silverware and the like. Lower down, benches which twice as storage space or low-level built-in cupboards along a wall that can be used as seating, are a good choice.
Even studio room flats can have a table and chairs. Look for ultra slimline dining tables (that one even has a safe-keeping drawer) and second-hand seats that you can customise. These old chapel chair are wonderfully distinctive and packed with personality. Whitewashed and cared for to touches of lilac, red and platinum they create a lovely mix of old and new when teamed with the stripped rear table.