A lot of people falsely believe that you need to have a lot of money before you can do any form of decorating around the house and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Of course, you will still need to spend money but there are ways to cut down costs to get a stylish space. So, it’s possible to decorate your dining room beautifully without having to spend so much money. And it doesn’t matter whether it is a small space or a large one; you just need to be more creative with your design.
And that’s what we will be discussing in this article; we will show you 7 ways to decorate your dining room on a budget. Find them below;
The first thing you need to do is make an inventory. List down all you presently have in your dining room. Then categorize them into what needs to be repaired or revamped and what needs to go. For the latter, trust me, there are many things that you may feel the need to hold on to; let them go. As long as it has no practical or aesthetic value, it needs to go.
So, start by taking away every unnecessary thing that doesn’t fit in your dining room or that is beyond repair. Also, take out what wouldn’t have a place in the new style you have in mind. Some of these things you are letting go of can be sold second-hand to make a little change for something else, but that’s, of course, if it’s not completely worn out or beyond repair.
Decluttering will provide you with enough space to put the items that are much needed. After listing down things that need to go, make another list of what you need to buy; that is, things that need to be replaced or things that will give your dining room the look it deserves. Try to make the list in the order of importance. First, write down practical things that are actually needed before moving on to decorative pieces.
Invest in proper lighting; lighting can make a huge difference in the way a room looks. So, you could get a chandelier if it’s not above budget but if it is, there are cheaper lighting designs that can add character to your room. Remember though if you are getting a chandelier, fix it directly in the middle of the room. It should align with the middle of the dining table, which should also be properly placed in the middle of the room.
Besides artificial lighting, take advantage of natural lighting as well. Get curtains or window frames that can allow natural light and ventilation into the dining room. Aeration is a very important factor in a dining room to avoid heat or people choking on their food.
- Wall Paint
The wall paint is also an important factor to consider if you want to decorate your dining room on a budget. And truly, you don’t need to do so much to get the right paint on your walls; you just need to choose the right color. Usually, you should consider a color that fits the overall painting of the house. It’s out of style for your dining to have a completely contrasting color from the rest of the rooms.
However, it is usually advisable to choose lighter colors for your dining room walls. This will make even the smallest room look spacious. Dark colours will make the dining room look smaller and congested. Also, you could consider creamy colors as they can give your dining room an additional imaginary space.
You could also get a rug to further accentuate the design of your dining room. Position the rug to fit the center of the room. It doesn’t have to occupy the entire room floor to look nice. Brown rugs with light color designs are great for this purpose. However, getting a rug in a color that aligns with the overall coloring of the room is the best practice.
- Chairs and Table
A dining room is not complete without a set of dining table and chairs. In fact, they make a dining room what it is. So, they are indispensable in designing a dining room. But can you get the right set for your room on a budget? Well, dining table sets are quite expensive, so they will take the bulk of your budget. However, all hope is not lost, you don’t have to buy a new set if there is nothing wrong with the old.
You can simply give the old a new look. For instance, you can use sandpaper to smoothen the old rough edges and parts of your furniture. And after that, you can use wood paint to give it a complete touch. And you will be surprised that you will get shiny furniture back.
Another thing to consider is the number of chairs. The number of chairs should match the table size, and also be spacious enough to enable easy movement. There are dining sets of 4, 6, 8 chairs and more; depending on the family size and the size of the dining room. Also, the table shouldn’t be too high or too low.
- Art Pieces
Placing pieces of art by the wall of your dining room will surely bring out make your dining room more stylish and elegant. If you don’t want movable art, you can use a dark-colored wall design or better still use wallpaper (it’s, even more, cost-effective and chic these days).
- Flower and Glassware
You can either choose a flower or nicely shaped glassware to put on the center of the dining table. Glassware is more in vogue nowadays. Either way, the flower shouldn’t be too robust. The same thing goes for the glassware; which can be a translucent, white, or cream colour. You can also decide to put potted plants at strategic places in the room, usually by the edge of the wall. Of course, you shouldn’t saturate the room with designs. Remember, less is more.
So, there you have it; 7 ways to decorate your dining room on a budget. Let us know if you enjoyed reading this post. Also, check out some of our decorative pieces that you can use to decorate your dining room and other rooms in your home.