5 Easy Ways to Update Your Dining Room

Fall is officially here and it’s the time of year where entertaining is brought indoors to your dining area. Are you ready to spruce up your dining room space this season? Here are 5 easy ways to update your dining room.

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1. Add an area rug 

Rugs are a great way to add elegance and style to your dining room. They anchor the table and tie the room together. First, make sure the rug is large enough for all chairs to remain on the rug, even when pulled out. Most dining rooms need at least an eight-foot wide rug. A quick way to measure is to add at least 3 to 4 feet to the length and width of your table. Don’t be afraid to be bold! Patterned rugs work great in dining rooms and serve as a focal point.

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2. Add a bench

Adding a bench to your dining room table is a great way to change-up your dining space and can give your home a cozy, farmhouse feel. Remove a couple of chairs if you want to! Using a bench in a formal dining room can keep things from being too serious.


3. Get creative with paint

Patterned wallpaper has been on trend this year, however, if you aren’t ready to take on the challenges of adding wallpaper, you can always get creative with bold and inviting paint colors. Choose bright and cheerful hues for your dining space. It will keep people happy and they’ll want to stick around longer.

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4. Choose the perfect lighting 

Lighting is an essential part of a well-designed room. If your dining room table feels left in the dark, it might be time to update your lighting. Chandelier lighting should be hung at least 30″ – 36″ above the table. Adding a dimmer will allow for ambient lighting during a dinner party and brighter lighting while cleaning or doing projects.


5. Add everyday table decor

Show off your favorite decorative accessories and your personality by creating a table display. You can go casual and choose items that will look good everyday or bring out your favorite, fancy vases or china for your next dinner party. Adding accessories to your table is an easy update that can be done often when you are ready for a change.

For more design tips and ideas for your dining room visit sheelys.com or our Pinterest page. To see all of the fabulous  items on display at Sheely’s, stop by our showroom in North Lima, Ohio!

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