Dining Room Design: Make the Most of What You Have

Updating your dining room doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here are six ideas for turning your space into an elegant yet inexpensive eatery.

  • Transform your dining room by getting rid of all the clutter. It’s free and will make the biggest impact.
  • Give your curtains a one-of-a-kind look. Add embellishments, trim and fabric panels in contrasting shades to update existing or store-bought panels.
  • Create a dining room that looks like a page in your favorite design magazine. Set the table with gorgeous linens, a simple table setting and a unique centerpiece. Plus, it gives you a chance to feature some of your underused tableware.
  • Essential for any dinner party, set the atmosphere with elegant candlelight. Pull together a variety of candles for a unique, eclectic display or choose matching tapered ones for a sophisticated look.
  • Expand your space by adding a mirror. Mirrors create the illusion of a larger space and are also great for reflecting a well-designed portion of your room.
  • Pillows are the perfect solution for adding a splash of color to your dining chairs. Plus, they provide comfort or can act as an extra back rest.
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