Esprit Decor group glass dinette table with padded chairs
Sculptured mushroom-base dinettes (’60s & ’70s)
Smoky/charcoal acrylic table & chair set
See how smart a dinette can be (1968)
Think big when decorating that diminutive dinette. Start with a bold background — perhaps a bit more daring than you might risk in a much larger space.
Here a flamboyant wallpaper electrifies each of these small off-the-kitchen eating areas. Slimly-styled table and chairs underscore the individual mood of the dinettes and add to the diner’s comfort.
Picket fence corner
Want to capture that eating-outdoors feeling in a windowless corner of the kitchen? Introduce a sense of spaciousness with a scenic wallpaper such as this picket fence pattern.
The airy design expands and brightens an otherwise dull area. Then carry through the outdoor look with a metal frame table and chairs.
Dotty walls & dinette
Emphatic polka dot wallpaper launches this sophisticated black and white theme which is cleverly repeated in cupboards, appliances, vinyl-clad metal chairs, and even the china service.
A modern design glass-topped table offers no competition to the emphatically patterned background and blends smoothly with this contemporary setting.
Vintage dinette for an elegant alcove
Even period elegance is possible in a tiny breakfast alcove. Here the flavor of 19th century France is re-created with black and gold striped wallpaper, marble-topped pedestal table, and small brass Empire chairs.
A 20th-century touch: chair seats are black vinyl — appropriately embroidered with the Napoleonic bee. Empire design chandelier provides another French accent.
Colorful abstract florals
Bigger-than-life abstract flowers bloom on the walls and suffuse this snug little breakfast nook with a deluge of color. The flower-strewn window shade in a related fabric pattern helps unify the area and visually stretch the limited space.
Flip-top table can serve as a breakfast bar for two, or extend full length when there are additional diners.
Eclectic yellow and white dinette from Daystrom (1972)
Cabana dining table and bamboo-effect chairs
Vintage dinettes: Five-piece round to oval set
Extendable retro dinette table in white with yellow or green chairs
End leaves make table easier and quicker to enlarge than most ordinary center leaves… one person can do it alone.