Whether you are in quarantine or not, one thing’s for sure: we’re not eating out as often as we used to. Spending more time at home has made us hyper-aware of our cooking skills and our dining areas. Do we have enough space? Are we not using our dining rooms and end up just cramming ourselves in the kitchen? Do we have piles of things around making it an uninviting area?

Where we eat is almost as important as what we eat. Life is all about the little rituals, where the design around us and atmosphere can make a moment more or less pleasurable. This month, we’re sharing three tricks to try from designers Medina Grillo, Courtney McLeod, and Candace Mary, on ideas for transforming your dining spaces.