Maximize a tiny dining room by selecting a drop-leaf table that can grow bigger when guests arrive.
Make the most of a half-wall by seeking out a small, slim cabinet that suits the space.
Incorporate plenty of lamps and battery-powered candles in cupboards and on side tables to brighten up dark corners. Balance a center cupboard by flanking it with weathered old doors as backdrops for shelves and hanging accents. Assemble a stack of chests to provide storage and take the place of a larger furniture piece.
Keep decorative themes and collections limited to a few different types so the room does not become overwhelmed with focal points.