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9 Easy Ways To Improve Your Dining Room Experience

Posted in Blog, Home Improvement and Interior Design.

The dining room has become one of the most important rooms of our homes. In the past, dining rooms were used solely for the purpose of daily dining. Now, our modern lifestyles tells us that the dining room has a multipurpose aspect as our days become more hectic, kinds start to grow up and time just seems to run out. Now, for many, there is no time for big dinners that take the entire day to prepare and sit down to eat with the whole family around the table.

Regardless of how much time we spend in the dining room, one thing that’s for certain is that it’s meant for a place where family and friends sit down to eat. For this reason, your dining room must reflect your character and personal taste. The only way to do that is through home renovation. As you are probably aware, a renovation is not an easy task to endure. For this reason, I have outlined 9 smart and budget-friendly ideas on how you can help transform your dining room.

To kick it off, one way to lighten up your dining room is to buy a nice set of cushions for your chairs. If you have classic chairs it should be an easy task to find cushions that fit. They provide a delightful addition of color to the otherwise strict style of vintage furniture, and their low price gives room for experiments. For example, you can buy two different styles that could co-exist and create a funky and modern look.

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One would say that a guaranteed way to change the look of your dining room is painting the walls and that’s absolutely correct. However, painting is expensive and we do not want expensive ideas. An alternative that has the same results, if not better, is wallpaper. Wallpaper is a great way to change the look of your walls and it is considerably cheaper than painting, especially if you do it on your own. Additionally, wallpaper provides colorful prints and shapes that, with painting, are more difficult to replicate. As a tip, wallpapers are great for rented homes, they could be taken down if you want to turn the house back in original condition.

 

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One of the most important, yet sometimes neglected, pieces in a dining room is a nice rug. Rugs are essential to any carefully designed space; however, some people do not think it is too important for a casual remodeling. A carefully chosen rug could complete the styling of your dining room and provide that coziness that everyone is looking for a place like this. Tip: the rug must be a little larger than what you need, in order for the chairs to remain on it, if you pull them away from the table.

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It’s no doubt that the main feature of your dining room is your table and chairs.  Some sets are rather expensive and some are cheap.  An economical way to create an interesting set is to search your local directory site and see if you can buy a used set for a lower cost. Then all you need to do is sand, paint and varnish. We all love when we get furniture for a lot less then what they are sold in stores!

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Many people have china sets that they keep for special occasions. One way to put them into good use and spend no money, is to choose the some of the more interesting pieces and use them as decoration. By doing this, you get a new sense of decoration to the dining room, without spending a dime.

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The trend in contemporary design is to set up a dining room without the use of any kind of tablecloth. However, if you are looking to update the appearance of your table, or maybe cover some scratches, a tablecloth is the best solution. They come in all different shapes and sizes, and they are very cheap

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Who doesn’t love a candle lit dinner? It’s true that we all do, but sometimes a chandelier is essential. Chandeliers could be very cheap, if they are not crystal, and can transform your space immediately. Be careful on the relative size of the chandelier to the size of the dining room. It must not be too big or too small.

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If you have any artistic talent, it is time to put it to good use. You could make your own art pieces and hang them on your walls, for, virtually, any money. Moreover, it is fun and adds your personal touch to the space .

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Last but not least, take advantage of any flea market or garage sale in your town or neighborhood. It is a good chance to find really cheap pieces that would help you with your decoration and provoke your creativity. You could even bargain the prices and acquire a whole dining set for the price of one chair.

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Written by Hussain Khatheer

He enjoys working closely with clients and providing them with design options that go hand-in-hand with their lifestyle and creating a scopes that allows them to maximize their budget. Hussain’s philosophy is that there is no greater thrill than experiencing the smiles on their faces at the end of a successful project.

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