5 Ways to Update Your Dining Room

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Improve Your Dining Room With These Ideas From RVA’s Best Contractor

Fall is here, and if you’re like me, I know you are probably standing in that all-important room that you’ve probably neglected all summer: the dining room.

Small aesthetic additions such as seasonal plants or new table runners can be a great starting point for your updated design.  However, if you’re looking to take your dining room one step further, we have five home improvement ideas for you.

Change Out Your Light Fixtures

One quick way that you can update your dining room is by updating the light fixtures. You’ll want to consider the ambiance you want to create and find a light fixture that speaks to you and your personal style.

Modern or Traditional chandeliers are a staple piece in many dining rooms, adding the perfect amount of light over your dining room table. If you’re looking to add lighting around the perimeter of your dining room, consider adding some recessed lights or sconces. 

Changing your light fixtures in your dining room is a quick way to give the room an updated look.

Add Some Wallpaper 

We bet you thought the days of wallpaper were long gone…not anymore, they’re back! Today there are many modern wallpaper designs that can spice up any room in your home. If you’re looking to have a little fun with your dining room, consider adding fun wallpaper.  Geometric wallpaper is a great choice to add to a larger dining room; the captivating patterns can provide your dining room with a sense of fullness (hindsight advice: make sure the edges match!).  

Wallpapering your ceiling might not be everyone’s first thought to a new design, but it can create a great visual interest in your room; the ceiling wallpaper is where a lot of fun and interesting personal styles can be explored and expressed.  Neutral colored wallpaper with strong patterns is a great way to change the ambiance of a more traditional dining room.  

If Wallpaper Isn’t Your Thing…Consider Painting an Accent Wall

If wallpaper isn’t really your style, you can always change the paint color or simply add an accent wall to your dining room. It’s amazing the impact color can have on a room and your mood. Depending on the style you’re going for, consider the following colors:

  • Blue hues are perfect to add a sense of calm and peace to the room
  • Pantone’s Color of the Year, Living Coral, is energizing and can act as a great accent wall color
  • Shades of green can reflect growth, kindness and balance, to name a few
  • Or, if you already have color on your walls, maybe add a neutral wall that you can dress up with colorful decor 

Our team recommends starting with updating fixtures, paint, or wallpaper to get started. These are things that can be easily changed as trends come and go!

Add Faux Paneling to Your Dining Room

Faux panels are one of the most fun and different ways to create a new look in your dining room. These stone, brick, and wood-style panels can really transform your dining room.

If you’re looking for a classic, and clean look, consider faux paneling. Depending on your style, you can create a look that is traditional, contemporary, or even farmhouse chic. 

This home in Richmond, VA received a dining room makeover when we removed the outdated wallpaper and added faux paneling. (And what a difference it made!)

End of Summer Furniture Sales

Changing out your dining room furniture can be a great way to give it a quick, updated look. The end of the summer is the perfect time to update your dining room furniture. 

Looking to update your dining room set? The end of the summer is a great time to catch a good sale and explore your options. You’ll even find some great deals on home decor! 

The Best General Contractor in Richmond, VA

If you’re looking to update your dining room, or other areas of your home contact us for a free in-home consultation. We would love to help you explore ideas and help your vision come to life. 

While some small upgrades will do the trick for your dining room, we know that sometimes a wall needs to come down and floor plans need to be reconfigured, and that’s where we come in! We’re happy to make small suggestions to improve your dining room, and we’re also happy to come in and help you take down a wall that’s causing your dining room space to be too disconnected from the rest of the home. If the project is big or small, we’re here to help you fall in love with your home again!

Send us an email at Hello@FablingBuilt.com or call 804-822-2625 to get started.