You might not believe it, but there are tons of ways you can design your dining areas even in the small-sized footprints of Singaporean homes. Here are 5 popular trends to get you started on your inspiration board:
1. The feature-wall bench
This is the latest popular trend in the dining nook genre in Singapore. It usually comprises of a large wall-mount bench that is installed along the feature wall and has a very attractive upholstery. The dining table is slightly elongated and is furnished with two or more chairs on the other side depending on the size of the bench. This image features a great example of this type of a dining space.
2. The modernist round table
Defying the typical rigidity of the square and rectangular dining nook aesthetics, the circular genre features a large circular dining table at the center that is surrounded with complementary chairs. The size (or the diameter) of this table usually depends on the amount of space you can allocate to the dining nook – it generally features around 4-6 chairs in most Singaporean homes. It also has a statement light fixture on top to anchor the whole setting.
3. Crowned by a functional island
Lately, introducing a small kitchen island in between the kitchen and dining spaces is a very much in trend. Since Singaporean homes are small by design, these islands are very restricted in size, but they make up for it with their functional aspects. Typically installed with high-end in-built appliances, they act as the crown to a 4-6 person dining table set as featured in this image.
4. The long-island dining table
Some Singaporean homeowners prefer to forego the entire dining table set from scratch and prefer a more in-built environment. They usually opt for unconventionally long open kitchen islands with a seating on both sides carried out with stylish bat stools. You can even individualize the whole zone by hanging pendent lights on top of each area.
5. Adjoined breakfast bar
Some Singaporean homeowners tend to opt for open kitchen adjoined dining spaces. To make the transition from kitchens to dining spaces seamless, there’s usually a breakfast bar in-between that mediates the setting. The dining table is generally adjoined to the bar, which in turn is designed with lots of storage spaces to accommodate the organization of all the glasses, cutlery, and serve-ware.