8 Easy and Budget-Friendly Dining Room Updates

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Show your dining room a little love and give it a refresh without breaking the bank with these chic dining room updates!

Similar to the kitchen, the dining room is the heart of the home. It’s where you enjoy meals and conversations with your family and friends, so an outdated dining room can gloom a supposed to be a beautiful dinner party. If it seems like your dining room feels heavy and tired that you’d rather eat at the kitchen counter or on your couch, it’s probably time for a change. Whether you need a fresh coat of paint or new lighting, browse our dining room updates that are filled with inspo to start your dining room makeover project.

Reupholster Dining Room Chairs

Nothing can make a dining room feel more old-fashioned than a dining table with dated chairs. If you’re looking for a quick and budget-friendly fix, it’s best to reupholster your chairs in one fabric. If reupholstering doesn’t suit your style, then opt for a mix and match of dining chairs. Be sure to consider the height of the table to the chair and the style.

Paint the Walls (or Even Ceiling & Floor)

A fresh coat of paint can instantly refresh your dining room space. It’s one of the easiest dining room updates you can do in just a day. You can opt for a warm neutral paint color or go for a bold color. You can also choose to paint the ceiling or create a pattern on the floor. Another option is to paint a piece of furniture that matches the color of the dining room.


Make the Most of Your Bar Cart

Adding a bar cart to your dining room can make the space look organized and visually appealing because it could be a place to store your favorite bottles and to show off some unique pieces you’ve collected. You can also display your beautiful glasses and shiny decanters.

Lay a Chic Rug

If you’re still asking yourself if rugs belong in the dining room. The answer is yes. Adding a chic rug is one of the easiest dining room updates that can take the space to the next level. Plus, it can change the vibe of the entire room and create a big statement. It also gives a pop of color, pattern, warmth, and texture.

Add Pattern to the Room

Aside from reupholstering your chairs with fabric, you can also dress your walls with punchy wallpaper to make them look sunny, fresh, and colorful. We suggest choosing a wallpaper that incorporates the same colors and style of the dining room’s interior.

Create a Gallery Wall

A gallery wall is another one of the most affordable and easiest dining room updates you can do to transform boring walls. Choose photos that tell a story or display your collection of mirrors, plates, or framed arts you painted. You can also mix and match your gallery wall with different frames or different types of wall art.

Change the Lighting

If you’re tired of the same old, boring lighting fixture above your table, then it’s time for a big change. Opt for an oversized pendant that serves as the focal point of the room, like this dining room designed by Robert McKinley Studio.

Update Your Tablescape

Draw your guest’s attention to your table by updating the centerpiece with objects you already have at home, such as a cluster of potted plants, a stack of books with candles, or a stylish ceramic bowl of fruits.

There are so many dining room updates you can do to breathe new life into the space without spending a fortune. Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s Design blog. Happy decorating!

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