dining room rescue

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Here are a few suggestions to help add new life to your dining area

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Some Unfinished Business

black dining table
If you’re looking to save some serious cash on a new piece of wooden dining furniture, go natural. Unfinished pieces, such as a dining room table, are much less expensive than their painted and stained counterparts. All you have to do is customize the piece to fit your style: Try painting it a matte black; or you could stain it, or distress it in antique white, and you’ll save hundreds of dollars.
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Choose a Seat

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What seating you choose to place around your dining table can establish the mood for your dinner party. For a casual dining experience, place a bench on one side of the table, or use chairs with lots of cushion. To keep things simple, chose wooden, classic-style chairs. They can be painted or stained to either match or contrast with your table. The choice is yours.
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Ambiance From Above
Create the right dining room ambiance with proper lighting. Whether you choose a multi-bulb chandelier or a single cotton drum shade pendant….lighting is one of THE most important focuses of any dining room and any dinner party. So be sure to take in mind how you want to set the mood when choosing lighting.
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Fill it with Color

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Set the dining room apart from the rest of your house with a fresh color. To get the most from your effort and make the room look posh, consider choosing a bold and bright paint color. Or for a more subdued but still fresh look, paint the walls a soft cream and the ceiling a pale blue.
The More the Merrier

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When you have a large empty wall to fill in your dining room, look either to something large (like a painting or a mirror) or several little things to repeat on the wall. And if you’d like more help on how to hang things on a wall, check out How to Hang Art like a Professional.
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Versatile Storage

Alexandria-Buffet-Server-w--Wine-Storage-in-Vintage-Mahogany-01 Think about discreetly storing all your dining essentials in your dining room and still have extra space to serve your feast. A buffet or sideboard offers plenty of storage without being too bulky in a dining room. Most buffets have a top drawer for flatware or linen and bottom compartments wide enough to hide your dishes and serving pieces when not in use.
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What to Serve

Ok, if you are lacking a matching set of dishes for entertaining, you can be rescued with just one affordable purchase. There are actually 16-piece dining sets complete with porcelain dinner plates, salad plates, bowls, and mugs for four settings starting as low as $55.00. And think about your next dinnerware purchase in versatile white that is microwave and dishwasher safe, and that can go from casual to formal with just the right mix of table accessories. Also, with a basic palette of white dishes, you can mix and match them with your existing pieces.

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Let’s Talk Windows

Finish up the room simply by hanging curtains to warm the space and help everything come together. For more suggestions on how to Create Windows You Could only Image, check out YouTube video titled Windows 101.

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