How To Give Your Dining Room A Modern Look Without Expensive Renovations

Posted on: 28 May 2016

If you are looking to update the look and feel of your dining room, making major renovations has likely crossed your mind. While renovations will allow you to customize the space, they can be costly and take weeks, if not months, to complete. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to give your dining room a modern look without breaking the bank or committing to multiple weeks worth of work. Consider using the following cost effective décor ideas to update your dining room's look:

Replace Your Light Fixture

You can turn your dining room's lighting fixture into a focal point by installing a modern pendant chandelier. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles that should make it easy to customize your look to match your personality and preferences. Pendant chandeliers are made with luxurious materials such as brushed nickel, copper, chrome, and even crystal. You'll find options that accommodate just one light bulb, and others that can hold up to a dozen depending on the style you're interested in. Replacing your light fixture alone can make a dramatic difference in how your dining room looks and feels. You can find many chandeliers from providers like Michael Mchale Designs.

Give Your Furniture New Life

Investing in new furniture is an effective way to instantly update your dining room's look. But if your current furniture is still in pretty good shape, consider simply giving it a paint job to make it look new again. You should be able to get your hands on paint that's designed for just about any type of material your furniture is made of. Wood, plastic, and metal are all easy to update with a coat or two of paint.

Any pieces of furniture, such as the chair seats, that feature material can simply be recovered with your favorite prints from the local crafts store. Just cut the material to size and use a staple gun to attach it. If you have pieces of furniture featuring glass that is scratched or aged, you can give it a new look by applying wallpaper to the glass. In addition, consider tightly wrapping table and chair legs with luxurious silk or satin material for added depth and sophistication. Creating a dramatic centerpiece on the dining table is sure to uplift the room's ambiance too. Consider filling vases with seashells and faux flowers for the center of the table, or make a tabletop zen garden the center of attraction.

These methods and techniques should be easy to implement and are sure to impress even your most discerning dinner guests throughout the years.