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Do you feel like your dining room is a little boring? Do you wish you had some more space so that you could host more dinner parties? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you are definitely not alone!
But fret not – there are lots of ways to refresh your dining room and make it feel more like a welcoming, relaxing space for dinner parties. From adding a pop of color to the room to changing the lighting, here are some ideas to transform your dining room from ordinary to extraordinary.
Before you start planning out your dining room makeover, take a moment to step back and look at why you might be wanting to revamp your space in the first place. Why do you want to make your dining room more fabulous?
Are you hoping to host more dinner parties, or are you just wanting a space where you can have friends over for lunch? If you’re looking to revamp your dining room for one or both of these reasons, you’ll want to make sure that you also take the time to think about how you want the space to feel when you are finished.
Do you want it to feel like a special, elegant space; or do you want it to feel more casual, inviting, and friendly?
Take some time to look for inspiration. Visit sites like Pinterest and Instagram and search for "beautiful dining rooms", "elegant dining rooms", "large dining rooms" or whatever term fits your objective and collect your favourites. Then narrow down your choices.
From there try to define the style. Is it Minimalistic, Ultra-modern, Eclectic, Boho, Industrial Farmhouse decor etc. Once you choose a style it gets easier to find pieces when you start shopping for light fixtures, furniture and decor.
Add Beautiful Lighting
A beautiful new lighting fixture or chandelier is a great way to bring a new elegance and style to the dining room while keeping it simple.
You can also easily add other ambient light to your own dining room including candles on the table or dimmable wall sconces. The right lighting can add so much elegant to a room.
If you're not skilled a installing light fixtures yourself, consider hiring a handyman to come and install a light in your dining room. HomeAdvisor and Thumbtack have network of professional handymen and handywomen that can help you out.
Create a Focal Point
Adding a focal point to your dining area is another great way to make your dining room feel more welcoming, elegant, and elegant.
From adding a picture to the wall to incorporating a beautiful table, a focal point can make your dining room feel more like an elegant space, without you having to do any work.
If you’re looking to add a focal point to your dining room but you’d like to do some work in the process, consider going with wallpaper. This is a great way to incorporate some color into the space while also creating a focal point. Check out this great post about wall decor ideas.
Add a Bench
A bench can be a great way to add extra seating to a small space like the dining room. And if you’re looking for ways to add more seating in other spaces as well, a bench is a great way to go. A bench is a great way to liven up a dining room that is lacking in seating, and they are also great for creating a more intimate dining space.
From a bench placed by the window to one by the door, a bench can be used in so many ways in the dining room to help make it feel more welcoming. You can get a nice pop of color and even more seating for your space by painting your bench with a fun or interesting pattern. This will instantly make that wall the focal point in the room, and you’ll have tons of extra seating for dinner parties.
Incorporate a Splash of Color
If you’re looking for ways to bring more vibrance into your dining room, consider adding a pop of color to your space. This is a great way to add some brightness to your space without having to do much work, and can be done in a number of different ways.
From adding a colorful cushion to a chair to using a large bowl of flowers, a colorful centerpiece and more suggestions in the items below.
Swap Out Your Tableware
Another simple way to add a pop of color to your table and make your dining room feel more welcoming is to swap out your tableware. If your table is a little worn out, consider investing in some new dishes. While you’re at it, you can also go ahead and swap out your tablecloth if you’ve got one that is a little worn out.
This will instantly revamp your space and make it feel much more welcoming. If you’re looking to revamp your tableware, but aren’t sure where to start, consider getting your hands on some free tableware samples. This is a great way to find out what types of dishes suit your table and make your dining room feel more welcoming!
Decorate your Dining Table with Napkins & Napkin Holders
If you’re looking for ways to make your dining room feel more elegant, consider decorating your table with napkins. This is a great way to add some color or pattern to the space and make it feel more like a dining room. You can also choose to use napkin rings or different types of napkin holders to add visual interest.
Enjoy Dining with Family and Friends
We’ve gathered plenty of great ideas for how to revamp your dining room and make it feel more welcoming and elegant. Whether you’re looking to add a bench to a small space or add a pop of color to your table and wall, these ideas will help inspire more of your ideas to create a beautiful dining room for your family and friends to enjoy.