With the holidays on the horizon, all eyes are about to be on your dining room. Is yours ready for its starring role? If not, it’s possible to get a new look without replacing all of your furnishings.
Here are five easy things you can do that will give your space a Thanksgiving makeover.
- Swap out the chairs
You dining room will look completely different when you change out the seating, especially if your current set matches the table. The hottest trend in dining room furniture is to mix up the chairs. Try an assortment of Parson’s chairs, from traditional to skirted to tufted. Choose all one color, a combination of two, or a mix of solids and patterns. Be creative! Or keep you matching dining chairs, and swap out the two end chairs with upholstered wingbacks.
- Try a bench
Using a bench in place of seats will bring a casual, rustic feel to your dining room. It has the added benefit of letting you to seat more people. Use one or two benches at the long sides of a rectangular table. The great thing about a bench is that it’s versatile; you can always return the chairs after your evening of entertaining, and place the bench in a foyer, mudroom or rec room.
- Use an interesting sideboard
Add appeal to your dining room with a new sideboard. It will stand out if it doesn’t match your dining room table. Choose a different wood finish for a nice contrast, go with something glamorous like mirror, or pick a style that has an unusual design. If you already have a sideboard, repurpose it in another room, such as a family room or oversized foyer.
- Update your chandelier
If your chandelier came from another decade, it’s time for an update. Check out the gorgeous urban styles that add architectural shapes and drama to the room. Today’s chandeliers are not only functional, but they enhance or even take the place of a centerpiece.