Giving Your Dining Room A Much-Needed Update: Budget-Friendly Ideas For You

Posted on: 15 July 2016

When you are a homeowner on a budget, upgrades and updates to your home can often be more of a dream or fantasy than a reality. However, there are budget friendly ways that you can go about doing a little remodeling. If you feel that your dining room is in great need of an update, get to know a few of the ways that you can do so without spending a great deal of money in the process. Then, you can make the changes you want without emptying your bank account to do so.

Stencil Borders and Accent Designs on the Walls

Small changes can go a long way in remodeling and updating your dining room. One of the ways that you can give your dining room a spruce is to use stencils to add accents and border designs to your dining room walls.

A border along the top of the walls and even vertically up the two sides of the corners can completely change the atmosphere and design of your dining room. Geometric patterns or straight lines create a modern space while more rounded vine-like patterns or florals can create a more romantic, garden feel.

You can purchase your stencils at a local craft or hardware store or you can even make your own by hand or from patterns you find online. Then all you need is a small can of paint and a brush, as well as some tape to hold your stencils in place and you will be all set.

Refinish Your Dining Room Furniture

Many people think that in order to redo their dining room, they need to completely replace their dining room furniture. Even a small change to your dining room table and/or chairs can, again, make a huge difference.

For example, if your dining room table has a light wood grain finish, sanding it down and re-staining it in a dark or cherry finish can alter the entire space, making your dining room feel more warm and classic. On the other hand, repainting it in a gingham pattern in white and dusty periwinkle blue can create a French country garden feel. And, of course, modern dining rooms could use tables and chairs in black, bright white, or in bold primary colors.

You could also refinish your table and then replace your dining room chairs by bargain shopping at antique shops or garage sales. This will ensure you get good deals on your new pieces and can breath new life into your older pieces.

Making these small changes to your dining room design can vastly affect and change your dining room design without breaking the bank. So, with these ideas in mind, you can get started on your remodeling project as soon as possible.