The presence of the dining area in the kitchen is the most popular option for organizing the process of cooking and absorbing food for our compatriots. Many believe that it is much more convenient to establish a dining group in the kitchen, so as not to transfer food from room to room. For others, this is a matter of saving space, when in one large room not only the kitchen and dining room but also the living room are combined. The popularity of studio apartments in this case played an important role in the growth of demand for the organization of the dining segment in the kitchen. In this publication we would like to provide you with a wide range of design projects for kitchen-dining rooms of different sizes, ways of planning, stylistic and color solutions. We hope that a large selection of interiors will allow you to find inspiration for decorating the kitchen-dining room of your dreams.
Determine the layout of the kitchen area
The most popular for the organization of the dining area in the kitchen are the options of linear (in one row) and angular (L-shaped) layout. This is not surprising, because it is with the location of storage systems, household appliances and work surfaces along one wall or with a small perpendicular branch, there is the maximum possible amount of useful space for the installation of the dining group. In very spacious rooms with a large window or a walk-through structure, one can find a parallel layout of the furniture set and a dining area in the kitchen-dining room
Linear planning is an ideal option for arranging a dining area in the kitchen
Having a kitchen set along just one wall, we save the useful area of the kitchen. To install a spacious dining table and chairs, there is room even in medium sized kitchens, not to mention the spacious kitchens that can be boasted by country houses or private households located within the city.
If it seems to you that you can place too few storage systems in a single-row layout, that most of the space in the working area is occupied by household appliances – take a look at the design of the kitchen-dining room in the photo. The built-in storage system, which is located from floor to ceiling and around the doorway, will provide you with the possibility of storing not only all the necessary kitchen utensils, but also items from other vital segments of your home.
In rooms with high ceilings and large windows, there is often no possibility of placing the upper tier of kitchen cabinets. Partly this situation can be solved with the help of open shelves for dishes and other kitchen attributes located between the windows. In the design project presented in the photo, the storage issue was solved by installing an additional level for organizing a capacious pantry. Thus, it was possible to provide the kitchen with not only a dining area and the placement of all necessary household appliances, but also create an extensive storage system.
Lack of storage systems or space for the integration of household appliances in single-row layout of kitchen furniture, can be replenished with the help of the island. The cooking surface of the kitchen island can be fitted with a hob or sink. On the inside, place retractable or folding storage boxes, and extend the outside with the help of a countertop to organize a place for breakfast and other short meals.
L-shaped layout for the kitchen-dining room
With the angular arrangement of the furniture set of the working area of the kitchen, in a medium-sized room (from 8 sq m), there is enough space to install a small dining table with a capacity of 4-6 people.
Angular layout can be the only practical option for building a kitchen set in a room, which itself is in the form of the letter "G". In this case, there is no need for zoning of space into the working and dining segments, the room itself performs this function.
Parallel layout in the kitchen with dining segment
In spacious rooms of kitchens of country houses there is enough space to place a kitchen set in parallel in two rows, and in the center of the room to install a spacious dining table with original stools. For a passage room or room with a large window in the center of one of the walls – this is an ideal option for placing not only an extensive storage system, but also work surfaces and household appliances.
With a parallel layout of the kitchen ensemble of storage systems, appliances and work surfaces, you can refuse to install a dining area in the center of the room, in favor of an alternative location of the kitchen island, and transfer the table segment to a corner with partial placement in a soft zone.
A cozy corner in the kitchen-dining room – comfortable dining area
Arrangement of a soft corner in the kitchen is an excellent opportunity to organize a dining area with comfort. A good place for a soft zone of a dining group is the bay window. Making soft seating in the shape of a bay window, you not only rationally equip the available space, but also get the opportunity to spend meals with the whole family at the window, admiring the beautiful view of the nature of your own yard or the territory adjacent to the house.
The soft corner can become a continuation of the kitchen set, so you can not only create a harmonious atmosphere in the kitchen-dining room, but also arrange furniture in a narrow and long room. If you push aside the dining table, then the soft seats near the window can be used as a reading corner.
In rooms with complex geometry it is necessary to use all available space in the most rational way. In the asymmetric bay window you can install a dining area, part of which will be a soft corner. Snow-white decoration and light furnishings of the room for cooking and eating "smoothes" the imperfection of the room shapes and design features.
In order to slightly flatten the geometricity of a square or rectangular bay window and the soft corner located in it, install a round or oval dining table. Unusual design of the table diversifies the interior and decorates the situation, and the use of a light palette of decoration of the bay window and glass surfaces, will create an easy and unconstrained appearance of the dining area.
Spacious kitchen – a large soft corner. Located at the window a roomy soft area with a dining table attached to it, created a comfortable and original dining area.
We attach a dining group to the kitchen island
To save space in the kitchen, the center of which is the island, you can add to its end a dining area in the form of a small dining table and several chairs. By fixing the table top of the dining table to the wall of the island, you release the space for the feet of the household from the two furniture legs.
The classical kitchen environment with white traditional facades of kitchen cabinets and stone worktops becomes modern, acquires a shade of Art Nouveau style, if you install an original dining group to the kitchen island, consisting of a snow-white table on mirror legs and dark chairs and chairs with leather upholstery. Add to the situation an unusual chandelier with a blue glass decor and get an original and memorable image of the kitchen-dining room.
Choose a color palette and style for interior decoration of the kitchen-dining room
Kitchen – the focal point and heart of any home ownership or apartment. And if there is also a dining room in the kitchen, then from the cooking center, the kitchen space becomes a place for gathering the whole family and even accepting guests. From the fact how this room is designed, will depend on the impression of the whole house. That is why when choosing the color palette and the stylistic direction that will serve as the basis for the design of the kitchen-dining room, we try to find options that will suit all family members and create a pleasant, comfortable and practical atmosphere for cooking and meals for the whole family.
Interesting and practical color solutions
White color will always be the most popular for decorating kitchen spaces. And it's not just that the snow-white situation gives the room freshness and lightness, white furnishings and furnishings visually expand the space and push the boundaries of the room, but also that it is much easier to look after the white surfaces.
In order to bring brightness to the white idyll of the kitchen space, one colorful element is enough. Use bar stools of a rich shade or brightly decorated kitchen apron.
White color fronts kitchen cabinets perfectly combined with the gloss of stainless steel. If you make the kitchen apron cladding with the help of gray glossy tiles, you can create not just a harmonious and relaxed atmosphere in the kitchen-dining room, but also equip the room in such a way that it will be cozy and comfortable for all family members and guests of the house.
The total use of white in the room brings an element of cool atmosphere. In order to slightly "warm" the atmosphere of the premises, you can use the integration of wooden surfaces, whether part of the kitchen furniture, ceiling beams or the design of window and door openings.
In the choice of color solutions for decorating the kitchen-dining room, you can go further than using white and woody colors, adding a bright, rich color to the furnishings. The blue color of the base of the kitchen island has become not just a highlight of the interior of the kitchen, but also an accent in the orientation of the center of the room.
To create a contrasting interior kitchen-dining room can not think of a better combination of black and white in the furnishing and decoration of the room. Absolutely black kitchen set, built into a niche with a complex shape and a white island brings together the use of marble countertops to cover the work surfaces. The black wall in the room with a light finish becomes accentuated, considering that the domestic appliances for embedding were managed exclusively in black tones.
Another example of the contrasting design of the kitchen area, in which white color is used for the execution of the facades of kitchen cabinets and peninsula, and the black tone looks great as the basis of countertops, the design of door and window openings. In this case, the bar counter, attached to the peninsula, not only serves as a place for organizing short meals, but also serves as a screen, zoning space for a working kitchen segment and a dining area.
The black-and-white decoration of the room and the design of the kitchen set in soft beige woody tones create a really interesting atmosphere for a spacious kitchen. A non-trivial approach to design and color solutions makes the room memorable, despite the modesty of the execution of the kitchen facades and dining group.
An alternative to using white for furnishing the kitchen, you can use light, pastel colors. Against the background of white walls, even neutral light colors will look impressive, but at the same time they will preserve the atmosphere of a calm and peaceful kitchen-dining room, which is absolutely comfortable for everyone.
The gray color of kitchen facades will not be boring if you dilute it with snow-white decoration of ceilings with stucco and fireplace, a lot of glass decorative elements on the chandelier and transparent plastic of the original dining area. Despite the minimalist design of the kitchen unit, the neutral coloring, the presence of plastic furniture, the kitchen-dining room looks luxurious. Its situation is practical, but attractive.
Another example of the furnishings for the kitchen in gray tones, even the table top of the dining table has a grayish shade. But while the room does not look faceless, boring. Thanks to the skillful combination of white and wood shades, the integration of glass, mirror and glossy surfaces, the interior of the kitchen-dining room is interesting and attractive.
Kitchen space with a gray tone of the cabinets' facades can be bright. It is enough only to add to the deep gray-blue shade of furniture the brightness of the wooden surfaces and the variegated mosaic decoration of the walls above the working areas of the kitchen-dining room.
Stylistics kitchen-dining room – variations on the theme
The style of decorating your space for cooking and dining will depend on which style was chosen for the overall design concept of the entire apartment or house. For bold and creative solutions, it is also possible to deviate from the general motives in the interior of the home, but it is better to leave some connection between the rooms of the housekeeping, so you can feel comfortable and calm in a harmonious and balanced space. If your kitchen-dining room is located in a country house, then the country style for its design can be a good option. It is not necessary to install wooden kitchen cabinets with unpainted surfaces, this can be quite traditional facades. But the dining area is best made of wood and can be used as an option with carvings and decor, and rustic design in an intentionally simple and even rude form of execution.
For the design of the kitchen in the style of the loft, the minimalist execution of the kitchen set and the island is excellent, which, thanks to the built-in countertop, becomes also part of the dining area. For the stylistic belonging in this room "meets" the decoration, which contains all the characteristic features of the design of the former industrial premises, converted into residential apartments – a spacious room with a high ceiling and large doorways, brickwork and open communications, ceiling beams and ceilings not hidden from eye, and acting as a decor of space.
Classical cuisine using traditional storage facades, glass inserts on the doors and countertops of their natural stone, is filled with marine motifs if you use exclusively white and blue color palettes. Textiles, dishes and kitchen accessories in blue tones look great on a white background and bring a note of fresh and cool sea air to the atmosphere of the room.
Style minimalism involves the most practical and convenient design space without the use of excessive decor, and sometimes even the absence of decorations as such. Strict and laconic forms of kitchen cabinets, a neutral color palette, the use of natural materials and the installation of furniture, appliances and work surfaces in accordance with the ergonomics canons – the interior obtained is not only rational and functional, it is also attractive.