13 of the Best Drop Leaf Tables for Flexible Dining in Your Small Space
Designing your studio apartment is about to get way easier.
Apr 10, 2024
We Tested (and Rated!) Every Dining Table at West Elm — Here Are the Best to Suit Your Style and SpaceDesign Ideas
Whether you're looking for a classic bistro table for two or a larger farmhouse design for entertaining, you need to read this list.
Apr 9, 2024
A $50 Light Fixture Is a Total Game Changer in This Dining Room Makeover
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The furniture is secondhand but so elevated.
Apr 5, 2024
Don’t Sleep on This Underrated “Ugly” Secondhand Find (It's a Hidden Gem!)
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This stereotypically boring furniture has a whole lot of potential.
Mar 18, 2024
This “Beautiful” Bar Cart Is Giving CB2 Vibes (but Only Costs $80!)Design Ideas
Shoppers even use it as an accent table.
Mar 15, 2024
This “Blank” Dining Room Got a Groovy Space-Age Makeover
The new dining room looks like it could come from an episode of "The Jetsons."
Mar 10, 2024
A $100 DIY Instantly Transforms This Plain Dining Room (It’s Rental-Friendly!)
Yes, it’s possible to make your rental’s white walls look chic without painting them.
Mar 7, 2024
A DIY Makeover Gave This Dining Room “Dead Space” a Practical New Look
A few extra steps helped the DIY look totally luxurious.
Mar 4, 2024
This $100 “Stunning” Dining Chair Looks Twice the Price (So Do These 8 Others!)Design Ideas
You'll have cash to spare for takeout.
Mar 1, 2024
See How This Dining Nook Redo Packs in So Much Hidden Storage
Who knew you could do this in a studio?
Mar 1, 2024
15 Expandable Dining Room Tables Perfect for Small ApartmentsDesign Ideas
These tables are a no-brainer, especially when it comes to holiday entertaining!
Mar 1, 2024
See How I Created a Champagne-Level Dining Room on a Seltzer Budget
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Some DIY tricks helped me pull it off.
Feb 28, 2024
15 Stylish Upholstered Dining Chairs for Every BudgetDesign Ideas
We went searching for upholstered dining chairs that will be friendly to your guests' backsides and bottoms while looking great in your dining room, too.
Feb 26, 2024
The 11 Best Dining Room Benches for an "Epic" Dinner PartyDesign Ideas
Can we squeeze in here?
Feb 16, 2024
See an Awkward Dining Nook Transformed with Rich Brown Paint (and More!)
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“This sun-soaked nook has lived MANY lives,” the homeowner says.
Feb 15, 2024
This Space-Savvy Dining Nook Makeover Features a “Wallpaper Canopy”
The after is “a really unique design and a real focal point” in the approximately 50-square-foot space.
Jan 27, 2024
This “So Pretty” 12-Piece Dinnerware Set Looks So Luxe (But It’s Only $19)Life
“I spend more on an iced oat milk latte and a croissant in the city.”
Jan 18, 2024
This Chic Dining Setup’s the Stylish Solution for Any Size Home
See how these homes maximize their size by skipping a traditional dining setup for this stylish solution instead.
Dec 25, 2023
A “Basic” Dining Room Gets a Makeover with Must-See Wallpaper
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The homeowners wanted “something brave,” and the designer they worked with delivered.
Dec 22, 2023
19 Small Breakfast Nook Ideas That Say "Cozy"Design Ideas
Just add waffles.
Dec 18, 2023
The Best Small-Space Dining Tables That Can Double as Work DesksDesign Ideas
If you're living in a little space and need a little table to match, look no further than this list of tables that can function as a place to eat *and* work.
Dec 15, 2023
A Character-Packed Makeover Helps a "Stark White" Dining Room Sing
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There's now a dash of color in an unexpected spot.
Dec 1, 2023
15 Colorful Pieces of Glassware That Are a Total ServeDesign Ideas
Because who said eating takeout couldn’t feel *fancy*?
Dec 1, 2023
The Only 3 Things You Need to Set a Gorgeous Thanksgiving Table, According to Ina GartenDesign Ideas
Ina Garten is always asking us one question: How easy is that? And this recipe couldn't be easier.
Nov 22, 2023
IKEA Shelves Turn This Living Room into a “Mini Museum”
This once-blank space is now a collector’s dream.
Nov 19, 2023
A DIY Upholstered Bench Adds Stylish Storage to a Dated Dining Room
The after mixes a modern touch with the home’s historic charm.
Nov 15, 2023
5 Dining Room “Rules” to Break, According to Entertaining ExpertsLife
Here’s what dinner party pros say just isn’t worth the stress.
Nov 15, 2023
The Dining Room Mistake Homeowners Always Make, According to Home Stagers
It’s subtle, but it makes a huge difference.
Nov 8, 2023
14 Things Everyone Should Have Somewhere in Their Dining Area
Here’s what to have on hand for your next dinner party.
Nov 7, 2023
Sitting Pretty: 8 Timeless Chairs Your Dining Room Needs Right NowDesign Ideas
Windsor-style never goes out of style
Nov 6, 2023
10 Stylish Small Dining Room Ideas You Can Easily ReplicateDesign Ideas
Even if you don’t have a separate dining room space.
Nov 5, 2023
An Empty Kitchen Corner Gets a Practical Redo with a DIY Dining Nook
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Now, it’s warm and functional for a family.
Oct 28, 2023
Dark Paint Lets a Dining Room’s Historic Details Sing in This Redo
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“I’m proud that we were brave with our color choice despite some initial apprehensions,” the homeowner says.
Oct 14, 2023
This Internet-Famous, Space-Saving Dining Table Set Just Got a New Look — and It’s On Sale!Design Ideas
Shop the dining sets in six new wooden finishes.
Aug 31, 2023
B&A: Dramatic Wallpaper Dazzles Up a Builder-Grade Breakfast Nook
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The “after” adds color and drama but still feels bright and cheery.
Aug 17, 2023
Our Favorite Drinking Glasses to Use Every Single DayDesign Ideas
Good design isn’t just for wine glasses and fancy occasions. We like to incorporate it into everything we use on a daily basis, from the rugs under our feet to the lighting above. And that includes our regular tableware. So if you’re looking for beautiful drinking glasses that you can use every day, look no further than these 11 picks.
Jul 31, 2023
8 Ways to Refresh the Look of an Existing (Old/Boring/Not You) Dining TableDesign Ideas
You are not stuck with a dining table you don’t like, even if you can’t afford to buy a new one or have to stick with the one you have for some reason. There are things that can be done, of the DIY variety, that can spice up a dining table and add a little delight to your dining room. Peruse this list of makeover options and decide if one might fit your dining style!
Jul 27, 2023
I Broke a Design “Rule” in My Dining Room, but Everyone Loves It
People ask me about my dining room wall color all the time, and I have no regrets.
Jul 26, 2023
Joanna Gaines’ Dining Room Makeover Was Inspired by This 1930s CabinetProjects & Improvements
Sometimes working with what you already have can be the secret to designing a gorgeous room.
Jul 10, 2023
B&A: A Breakfast Nook Redo So Chic You Won’t Believe It’s an IKEA Hack
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A cheery blue paint color and statement-making wallpaper came in clutch.
Jul 4, 2023
B&A: A Neglected Spare Room Becomes a Chic Speakeasy for Just $2,000
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The new space looks like a swanky lounge at your favorite fancy hotel.
Jun 18, 2023
B&A: An IKEA Hack Bench Is a Space and Budget Win in This Kitchen Redo
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Because the DIYers already owned the plywood and the base of the bench, the project was basically free.
Jun 15, 2023
B&A: In This Dramatic Dining Room Redo, Everything Is a Wow Factor
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This dining room kept the classic black-and-white color palette, but everything else is totally new.
Jun 9, 2023
This Nursery Staple Belongs in Your Grown-Up Kitchen, and Here’s Why
You may be surprised how well this youthful decor element works in this setting.
May 29, 2023
B&A: $800 DIY Built-ins Give Purpose to This Empty Dining Room Corner
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The cabinets may be new, but they’re designed to fit in with the architectural details of this 1926 home.
May 25, 2023
B&A: You Haven’t Seen an Oak Dining Table Redo Like This Before
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“I've been wanting a new table for the dining room for a while, and this was the perfect opportunity to go a bit ‘extra’ on it,” this DIYer says.
May 19, 2023
B&A: A 1924 Sears Kit Living Room Gets a Respectful Redo Full of Charm
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This home was part of a Sears catalog kit, and many of its original features can be seen in the living room today.
Apr 18, 2023
B&A: A Daring Paint Job and Fresh Tile Revive This Tiny, Tired Kitchen
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The new kitchen feels a lot more inviting.
Apr 17, 2023
B&A: A Bare Dining Room Gets a Big Jolt of Energy with a Little Paint Project
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Vintage furniture and a fresh light fixture help, too.
Apr 10, 2023
B&A: An 1982 Trailer Looks Unrecognizable After a $500 — Yes, Really! — Refresh
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Nope, we didn’t drop a zero on that total cost. Budget-friendly DIYs were the key to this dramatic transformation.
Apr 9, 2023
The Best Dining Room Layouts Have These 3 Things in Common
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According to real estate pros.
Apr 2, 2023
B&A: A Custom Banquette Makes This Tiny Dining Nook Breakfast-Ready
A family has a place to gather for $300.
Mar 22, 2023
B&A: I Gave My Dated Galley Kitchen a Modern, Functional Overhaul for $8,000
DIYing as much as possible helped keep costs low, and allowed for splurges on bigger ticket items like appliances.
Mar 8, 2023
Your Desk Chair Might Belong in Your Dining Room — Here’s Why
If you’re in the market for new dining chairs, consider what’s in the home office department for a fun, unexpected seating alternative.
Mar 8, 2023
Try This Trick To Turn Your Living Room into A Dining Room Design Ideas
Here's how to create a small, functional comfy zone in your own home.
Feb 19, 2023
B&A: A $200 Paint Project Brings Instant Cheer to a Bland White Dining Area
This accent wall is pure sunshine.
Feb 12, 2023
B&A: 3 Budget-Friendly Projects Give This Gray Kitchen Some Much-Needed Pep
Wait until you see the fridge.
Feb 8, 2023
B&A: Boring Cabinets Become a Luxurious Coffee Station in a $2,000 DIY Redo
This dining room bar feature goes from too-small to totally grand.
Jan 21, 2023
B&A: A Few Smart DIYs Go a Long Way in Brightening up This Dreary 1990s RVProjects & Improvements
The space is bright and welcoming now — a far cry from the blah brown of before.
Dec 24, 2022