How to refresh your dining room on a budget

    Apply these tips to take your dining room to the next level, at little to no cost with Seeff

    The dining room is commonly known as the “heart of the home” but to keep this heart beating healthily has become an expensive endeavor, until now. From table lamps and removable wallpaper to hidden flea markets where you can discover the best deals on all types of dining room furniture. 

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    We share invaluable tips on how to improve your dining room while adhering to an affordable budget. 

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    Tip 1: Dining Room - Yes or No?

    The first question that should come to mind when starting this process, is whether or not you want to spend the time, effort (and money) to refresh your dining room or repurpose the space entirely.

    In a culture that promotes the trend of open-plan living, where comfort is often favoured over formality and dining rooms are often being replaced by kitchen counters and spacious kitchen islands - is there still a significance to having a formal dining room area?

    The short answer is yes. Despite popular trends, dining rooms are still considered to be one of the most important rooms in the house; they offer a secluded area where family and friends can spend time genuinely interacting and connecting, away from the constant distractions of television, laptop and cellphone screens.


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    Tip 2: DIY - Do It Yourself

    While not nearly as glamorous as employing the help of a company team, the popularity (and cost-effectiveness) of DIY home improvement cannot be overstated enough when refreshing your dining room. Apart from being a far more affordable option, DIY offers you complete creative control over the entire process and allows you to create the perfect dining room space that you’ve always imagined.

    • Other benefits of DIY include being able to spend more time at home with your family, learning new practical skills and as a 2016 study has shown, even reduce stress levels and improve your overall mood.

    dining room furnitureTip 3: Dining Room Furniture

    If the dining room is considered to be the heart of the home, then the dining room furniture can be compared to all the important links and pathways that keep that heart alive and beating. 

    While there are certain staple pieces such as a dining room table and chairs, the decorations and pieces you choose should reflect your personality as well as the consistent theme present in your home, don’t be afraid to experiment and put a unique twist on the room.

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    Tip 4: Removable Wallpaper

    Deciding on the correct wallpaper is an important part of the decoration process when refreshing your dining room space as it has the ability to alter the mood and feeling of the entire room.

    An emerging and popular trend, removable wallpaper is an easy and cost-effective way in which to decorate your dining room, giving the space a new look and feel.

    • An added benefit of removable wallpaper is that it is reusable and can easily be removed and reapplied if necessary.

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    Tip 5: Table Lamps

    When aiming to refresh your dining room, lighting is perhaps one of the most important elements to consider. Table lamps have become a widely popular choice when considering different dining room lighting options.

    The feelings elicited when you walk into a room are usually governed by how well it has been lit, however keeping a room well lit is by no means an easy task to accomplish. Table lamps are the ideal accessory tool to add the finishing touches to your dining room as they are both practical and a gorgeous statement piece in the scheme. 

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    Tip 6: Flea Markets

    When looking to refresh your dining room while on a budget, there is no better place to go and seek out furniture than your local flea market. Usually stocked with antiques, hand-crafted items and resale furniture, flea markets are the perfect place to find a discount bargain on that new furniture piece to complete your dining room refurbishment.

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    Whether you are planning a complete refurbishment of your dining room or just looking to spice it up, Seeff has you covered.

    Author: Seeff Property Group
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