No Dining Room? No Problem!
Rebecca Orlov
Nov 14, 2008
[While we love this dining room set up featured at the DIFFA event, most of us in small spaces don't have a dining room to entertain our guests.]
One of the rooms that most smaller apartments and some homes don't come with is a formal dining room. A space simply dedicated to, well, dining. Don't fret, there are many other places in your home to entertain your guests that can allow you to have a great dinner party. Whether it's a larger affair or an intimate gathering, check out some of our ideas after the jump.

With good music, friends and yummy food, your party will be a success regardless of where it is. That being said, here are a few places to try in place of a dining table.

1) Use your coffee table as the center of your party. Get some floor cushions, additional chairs and sit around the coffee table to enjoy your dinner party. This informal way to entertain friends is popular and casual.

2) Have your party right in the kitchen! If you have an eat-in kitchen and space, why not have your dinner party in there? Use a few folding tables and chairs and treat your guests to your cooking skills while they are enjoying the dinner. Of course, this would have you working during your own party but it can be fun and enjoyable.

3) Right outside your home could be a nice place to entertain your guests (warmer seasons permitting). If you don't have a lot of space inside but have access to the front of your building or a backyard space, take your party outside.

Check out more entertaining ideas from Apartment Therapy:

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