Clever Ways to Make the Most of a Small Dining Room. Even theest corner can feel like a banquet hall. Well, almost. .Whether you have an open plan kitchen with a small adjoining dining area or a tiny dedicated room we've got ideas for furniture, wallpaper and paint colours to make . Whenever we ask readers why they don't entertain more often, lack ofe inevitably crops up as a recurring reason. Althoughe can definitely limit .Opt for sofas with slim arms or chairs that forgo them altogether . Designer Jane Churchill's small living room in Chelsea includes two chairs covered in silk ikat .