5 budget-friendly ways to update your dining room.

5 budget-friendly ways to update your dining room.


The dining room is one of the most used spaces in the home, where the family can gather together for meals each day.


It’s also a place to entertain guests and allow them to feel welcome in your home.


To update your dining room and give it a professionally decorated look, there are a few budget-friendly things you can do to enhance the style of the room.


Create an accent wall.


Our dining room right with natural wide plank fir flooring.

Allow your dining room to stand out by creating an accent wall that is bold and works as the focal point in the room.

Use wallpaper or a pop of colorful paint on the wall to set the style of the room and make it stand out.

Hang shelves or art on the wall to add extra contrast.


Hang indoor plants.


Many dining rooms can look dim or dark due to the colors that are often used.

This problem can easily be brightened up by hanging indoor plants.

Use succulents or hang terrariums to give the room a more modern look and updated feel with a natural element.


Add a table runner.


Table runner and settings.

A table runner will add a pop of color to the room and can allow you to incorporate a fun pattern into the setting.

Use the table runner with a few accessories or a dramatic centerpiece such as a single or cluster of crystal bowls to create plenty of balance and draw attention to the dining table.


Add chair cushions or slipcovers.


Add extra color and pattern to your chairs by adding cushions or slipcovers. Both are comfortable and will enhance the aesthetics of the dining room.

You can also buy a few spares to have on hand if spills or stains do occur.


Use or hang display shelves.


Dining room display shelves.

More people are ditching heavy armoires to display their formal dishes and are opting for shelves or lighter units that display beautiful decor items that can sit out in the open.

This creates a minimalist design that is airy and light. Consider using the shelves to showcase valuable heirloom dishes or crystal bowls that will add extra formality to the home.

When you want to update your dining room and show it off to your family members and friends, there are a number of changes to make to create a space that is current with the latest trends.

These changes will not only allow you to get more use out of the room, but will be a space that is easy and pleasant to spend time in.

Published by Dixie Somers

Dixie Somers is a freelance writer and blogger from Arizona. She writes for the home, business, and family niches. She is the mother of three beautiful daughters and wife to a wonderful husband.