One room in your Home that can quickly become drab and outdated is the formal dining room. Since most people eat at the kitchen table, it’s easy to overlook this space when it’s time renovate.
Luckily, you don’t need a huge budget to update your dining room. Here are four easy ways to spruce up a formal dining room and have your guests aw-ing, without breaking the bank.
Adding an accent wall will instantly refresh the look of your dining space. Plus, since both paint and wallpaper are quite affordable, and the application is easy to complete, this project is a simple way to create a focal point without undertaking any major renovations.
Don’t be afraid to make a statement: accent walls are meant to be eye-catching! Now is the time to play with prints and patterns, to add a few metallic accents, or even to create a gallery wall using some family photos. Anything goes, as long as you make sure to contrast your accent wall from the rest of the room.
Eclectic design can mix match various styles. Doing it allows more freedom to put a design together that works in your budget. That said, there are a few things you can do to help ensure that your design remains cohesive.
Make a plan for your design before you begin, and do your best to keep function at the forefront. Don’t be afraid to edit as you go. If there are ever so many design elements present that it gets difficult to identify the functionality at first glance, your best bet is to remove less-necessary pieces until functionality becomes clear again.
You can trade out your basic light fixture for a bold lighting feature. It’s the simplest way to spruce up your dining room on a budget. From large pendants to unique chandeliers, there’s no wrong aesthetic. You’ll want to choose a piece that feels authentic to your sense of style.
Accessorizing a room can make all the difference. No need to go crazy, since the goal is still to update your dining room on a budget, but adding a few finishing touches goes a long way.
Try to use your space wisely. No one wants clutter, especially in an area that’s meant to hold lots of people at once. A large buffet is beautiful, but only works if the space allows. If you don’t have much room to work with, a better bet is to opt for smaller accessories like a simple, floral centerpiece or an antique bar cart.