Tips & Products for a Dining Room Makeover

Mini Makeovers: Dining Room

Dining Room Lighitng

Our tastes often change and refurnishing an entire room is rather expensive. Have your tastes changed since you purchased your dining room set? Maybe you are growing bored of the space and decided it needs a little pick-me-up. Don't worry. Simple changes in lighting and décor can completely transform your dining room space.

Lighten, Brighten and Accent

When it comes to lighting a dining room the options are endless and depend on the layout, function and size of your space and furniture. The chandelier is the most common lighting piece in the dining room, generally centered over the table; the chandelier can make quite a statement about the room. The sizes, shapes, colors and designs options are unlimited, there is surely the perfect fit for every room and personal preference. Very small spaces can also consider smaller pieces such as close to ceiling or flush mounted ceiling fixtures.

Wall scones are also a great dining room addition. Sconces can flank artwork, furniture and more to create ambiance and add interest. Pendants are a beautiful addition over a buffet table or bar area, they add functional light and contribute to the overall design. Some dining rooms can even accommodate table or floor lamps in a quiet corner, on a side table or around sitting chairs. Coordinate your lighting and allow it to speak for itself. Dining room lighting should be bold and stand out while creating a comfortable space for dining with friends and family.

Décor Adds Function and Interest

Home Decor

Décor not only makes a room look complete, it is also a personal expression of the homeowner. We offer an array of styles, shapes and colors to make finding the perfect accent pieces for any room a breeze. A dining room can be really dressed up with the addition of a framed mirror. It reflects light and really dresses up a space. Wall art is another great addition to a dining room. You can choose art that pulls from color or tones that currently exist in the room design or use it to help introduce coordinating colors and designs.

Small furniture items like side tables are a great functional addition to a dining room. They can be used for extra space when you're entertaining a crowd or for displaying additional décor pieces such as candles, bowls, sculptures or baskets.

Still Needs Something...

The rug is in place, the lighting is perfect, the décor suits you perfectly but something is still missing? Try changing the wall color; new paint or wall paper can totally change the feeling of the room. You can even do it without having to change anything else in the room. Choose a shade close to what you already have or something that is already evident in the rug or décor. The addition of real or artificial plants will add a breath of fresh air to a room. Plants make a room feel more comfortable, and add life and beauty. Put out the invites and enjoy entertaining friends and family in your updated room!


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