Trying to create a new look for your dining room can probably seem like a nightmare if you are restricted to a budget, especially when you’re going for a complete style overhaul. Here are some example style ideas for you, to give you inspiration on how to give your dining room a dramatic make over, which will leave it looking glamorous, and all without breaking the bank.
This style is the one for you if you’re fearless when it comes to trying new style ideas. What is it? Well, when creating this style, the focus is on monochrome colours. Yes, that’s right; black and white. It is a dramatic look that is very glamorous, and you can guarantee you will be the envy of your friends when you invite them round for a dinner party. Think black, white and charcoal-grey throughout including, black furniture, white walls and splashes of charcoal grey in the fabrics. Break up the gothic feel with white accessories such as, lamp shades, table decorations and ornaments. The white against the black will look elegant and add a statement to the look. A bold coloured rug (think red or royal blue) will really set this look on fire and provide the room with an eye catching feature. Be creative with the look, but remember to keep the focus on the monochrome colours.
Hint: Why not add a touch of class with a chandelier for some real va-va voom?
Not sure you’re ready for a complete style overhaul? This look can be achieved by making a few minor changes to your décor. Think printed wallpaper, a burst of colour and new dining chairs. Update your dining room by creating a feature wall. How do you do that? It’s simple, choose the wall you want to give a makeover and buy printed wallpaper for it. Choose a neutral colour with a bold print. It’s a simple change that will make a dramatic difference to your room. Give your dining room an added burst of colour by buying lamp shades and table centre pieces in an attention grabbing shade, such as turquoise. New dining chairs will really change the appearance of any room. Give your dining room a sumptuous feel with white or cream leather dining chairs.
Hint: Keep the focus of the room on the bursts of colour, with minimalist accessories.
This style is all about keeping in with the aristocratic styles of stately homes. Think bold colours, sumptuous textures, wooden floors and glamorous accessories. It is dramatic, it is amazing and above all, it oozes glamour. Give your dining room the dose of drama it really needs with raspberry or red walls. Team this up with velvet, rushed topped drapes to add sensuality, while giving it that stately look. Strip the floors back to their original boards and varnish them to add the rustic quality this traditional style really needs.
Hint: Continue the grandeur of this look with centre pieces, such as candelabras, on top of a beautiful oak dining table.
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Abby Blackburn is a blogger from Newcastle upon Tyne who enjoys reading, writing, socialising and dancing. She occasionally dabbles in handing out decorating advice for confused homeowners whilst writing for Oak Furniture Superstore.