If maximizing corner space is your biggest concern, then there are few solutions that work as well as banquette seating. While the focus today is on banquettes in the kitchen and dining space, they can also easily fit into Scandinavian-style bedrooms and living spaces and morph into relaxing window seats and daybeds with built-in storage. In the Scandinavian kitchen, a corner banquette can offer a wonderful breakfast zone for a couple or even maximize seating space for a large family. Instead of decorating with an indoor plant or just placing a small shelf, banquette seating allows you to efficiently utilize even the awkward corner.
Start with linen textiles, like the Checked Linen Tablecloth featured above and below. Throw in a few interesting tableware pieces, like this Black Graffiti Effect Glass Tumbler, which creates a sophisticated yet relaxed look in the dining room. Patterned dishware takes on a tribal look with a series of dotted diamonds, as shown on the Two-toned Printed Porcelain Bowl. Don‘t hesitate to mix in some wooden pieces, which will add a tropical vibe, especially if you feature greenery in your centerpiece. Home is currently offering a range of black and white pieces, such as the Tea Towel shown below. Last but not least, when your black and white tabletop is accented with fruit, there‘s an undeniable tropical feel. Plus, fruit makes the perfect outdoor centerpiece, as shown on CB2‘s Escale Cooler Cart.
This eye-catching white tablecloth with black trim is a Crate and Barrel piece that has been embellished with grosgrain ribbon. The look is relaxed yet upscale. It‘s amazing how one simple addition can make such a big difference! We now shift gears from shopping and customizing to design inspiration, starting with simple, crisp tablecloths in equally crisp settings. This dining area with a view is draped in neutral tones. A tablecloth in cream is a fitting choice for the space.
There are times when the kitchen in the backdrop or the living room in the foreground brings color to the Scandinavian dining space with banquette. All you need to do here is repeat the dominant hue of the living area or the kitchen in the dining space, but with subtlety and discretion. Pendant lighting above the corner banquette and additional chairs around the dining table can also add color to the classy Scandinavian space.
A good place to start out with retro design and decorating is the modern dining room. The idea of a ‘retro diner' is something that puts a smile on the face of almost everyone, even if you were born well after the glory days of the 60's and 70‘s. Retro dining rooms coupled with modern touches can offer a delightful escape from the mundane, and today we focus on how you can do this without completely committing to the style at all times.
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