Small Space ResidenceEclectic Dining Room, Toronto
Photography by Brandon Barre
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Extend curtains with a stripe. If your new space has higher ceilings, taller windows or a different window layout (which is practically guaranteed), you may find yourself in need of completely new draperies — or at least it might seem so.You can extend your drapery panels fairly easily by having a stripe of contrasting material added to the top, bottom or sides to achieve the correct length or width and create a pleasing color-block effect.Alternatively, you can merge the panels from multiple windows to cover one window instead, so the fabric all matches. You can use, say, multiple panels from a past living room to cover a larger window in a new dining room.
… but a stand-alone sofa works perfectly too. It’s an idea I love so much, I used it in my own home (shown here). During my rare moments of downtime, the sofa still provides a place for lounging and catching up on TV while also giving me plenty of space for dinner guests whenever I need it.