5 Creative Ways To Makeover Your Dining Room

A compilation of dining room photographs.

Let’s look at 5 creative ways to makeover your dining room.

Your dining room is an important place in your home. First, you gather here with family and friends to celebrate special occasions. Plus, you spend time with loved ones catching up on family gossip. Finally, you serve your guests home-cooked food to show your love in this room.

However, it’s easy sometimes for us to overlook this room. Therefore, it can become outdated and stuffy. Here are the ways to spruce it up…without investing in an all new dining room suite!


First, you can give your dining room an instant update. Just change out the old, boring lighting. Because you infrequently spend money on updating lights, budget to buy something that you will love long-term.

A spacious dining room with an expansive table and chairs.
Indeed, you can give new life to any room with updated lights. |estarlighting.com
A dining room with green wallpaper.
In fact, you can set the mood with lighting. |One Kings Lane


If you don’t have crown molding in the dining room, add it! It’s an interesting detail that adds charm and character. One warning, unless you have above-average carpentry skills, leave it to the pros.

A dining room with blue walls and hardwood floors.
Crown molding defines the space. |Zillow
A dining room with a fireplace.
White trim paint makes crown molding pop. | Zillow


Because you don’t use the dining room every day, you can pull off metallic wallpaper. I’m not talking about your Auntie Edna’s old and dingy wallpaper here. In fact, today’s manufacturers offer a wide array of contemporary papers.

A contemporary dining room with a chandelier.
Lightly brushed silver stripes look classy! |Zillow
A dining room with blue chairs and wallpaper.
Use gold wallpaper for a subtle art deco charm. |My Freakin Ears


Another way you can add interest to the architecture is to add wainscoting to the walls. Like the crown molding, leave it to professionals!

A dining room with beige wallpaper and a glass table.
This decorator used a soft gold wallpaper against white wainscoting for a casual look.|Zillow
A dining room with a table and chairs. [dining room]
Of course, you can pair blue or gray with white wainscoting for “beach chic” decor. | Zillow


I bet you still have your old candleholders, linens, and dishes that you’ve used for years! Am I right? You can keep those, but purchase a few new pieces to work into the mix. It will make it less matchy-matchy and more interesting.

5 Designer Tips for Your Home
A dining room with chairs and chandelier.
Buy neutral accessories and you’ll always be able to mix and match. |Pinterest
A dining room table set with candles and pumpkins.
Additionally, add a few items of varied height to add visual interest. | Pinterest

With these ideas in mind, there’s no excuse to treat yourself to a dining room makeover!

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