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
B&A: An Unexpected Paint Color Brings This Drab All-Beige Dining Room to LifeProjects & Improvements
The new look is perfect for the home's Palm Springs location.
Dec 22, 2022
B&A: An $800 DIY Wood Project Gives This Just-OK Dining Room a Gorgeous New Look
These homeowners took a value pack of MDF baseboards and made magic on their dining room walls.
Dec 14, 2022
B&A: A Falling Apart 1960s Avion Trailer Gets a Groovy Retro-Inspired Redo
This pro restorer used historic photos to help revive his 1960s aluminum trailer.
Dec 9, 2022
The Dated Dining Room Features Buyers Always NoticeReal Estate
Not all of them are dealbreakers, however.
Dec 4, 2022
B&A: A $750 IKEA Hack Turns a Dining Space's Extra Doorway into Usable Storage
This couple used BILLY bookcases to cover an awkward door and add much-needed storage to their historic condo.
Nov 23, 2022
Before and After: A Blank Slate Dining Room Gets a Bold Color MakeoverProjects & Improvements
And the most epic record storage shelving unit fit for two chefs and music lovers.
Nov 23, 2022
12 of the Best Dining Room Redos We Saw in 2022
There's a little something for every style here.
Nov 14, 2022
B&A: A $15 IKEA Find Is the Secret Ingredient to this $170 Glam Dining Room Redo
This IKEA hack didn't require any power tools.
Nov 5, 2022
This Type of Accent Wall Is a Small-Space Friendly Way to Separate Your HomeDesign Ideas
Without using a rug or a room divider!
Oct 28, 2022
B&A: A 1922 Dining Room Becomes a Cozy Gathering Space for a 2022 Family
Goodbye, "very thick layers on layers of wallpaper." Hello, moody, family-friendly, vintage-inspired space!
Oct 26, 2022
Mix & Match Chairs in the Dining RoomDesign Ideas
I seriously considered adding a plethora of vintage chairs to my dining table during my last move. However, I found that only having a two-person table didn’t quite have the same effect. If you have a large seating table, adding a hodge-podge of mismatched chairs can have a fun and quirky effect.Chances are, the lone vintage chair at the thrift store is much cheaper than buying a brand new dining chair at a home furnishings store.
Oct 14, 2022
Look We Love: Traditional Table + Modern ChairsDesign Ideas
One of our favorite ways to add a little excitement to an interior is by mixing old and new pieces. Nowhere is this more true than in the dining room, where an old-fashioned table and modern chairs make an especially attractive pair. Here are eight of our favorite examples. Above: An antique table and modern shell chairs mix in the dining room of a Madrid home spotted on Planete Deco.
Oct 13, 2022
Before and After: See an Outdated Dining Room with a ‘Yellow Hue’ Get a Plant-Infused RefreshProjects & Improvements
During Meredith Svoboda's final walk-through of her Nashville home, she photographed the dining room, "dreaming of the life I could bring to this room," she writes.
Oct 12, 2022
Setting Up a Glamorous Home Bar: Ideas from Real Life HomesDesign Ideas
The popularity of cocktails is on the rise, and the home bar is making a comeback in the American home. But even if you’re not lucky enough to have a wet bar, you can still set up a dedicated space for mixing drinks, no matter the size of your home. Read on for plenty of ideas from our tours. Above: Marina has a fairly impressive collection of liquor that lives on the kitchen countertop in her New York apartment.
Oct 12, 2022
B&A: A $50 Whole-Room Mural Rescues a Bland Brown Spare Room from the '90s
Painting a large-scale indoor mural doesn't have to be so daunting. After all, it's only paint!
Oct 9, 2022
Dimensions to Follow: Proper Furniture Spacing BasicsDesign Ideas
Have you ever been in a home that just feels right? One where chairs pull out easily from the dining table and conversation can be made without shouting across the living room? Well there are reasons for that, and they probably have a lot to do with the spacing and placement of furniture. Following a few simple guidelines on furniture placement will make a world of difference in the functionality of your home’s layout.
Oct 6, 2022
We’re Calling It: Pachira Aquatica Is the Easiest Indoor TreePlants & Yard
If you’re exploring indoor trees for your home but aren’t sure where to begin, trust us when we say that the Pachira Aquatica is the tree you want. It is virtually kill-proof, relatively tidy, and grows as large (or as small) as you want. They are also pretty much immune to the most common cause of black thumbs: over-watering (hey, we’ve all been there).
Oct 5, 2022
B&A: A "Dark, Small Cave" Kitchen Keeps Its Footprint But Gets a More Open Look
Some snazzy wallpaper and new paint do a lot to make this kitchen feel bigger and more inviting.
Sep 5, 2022
B&A: A Pink-Carpeted Basement Becomes a Gorgeous Storage-Packed Dining SpaceProjects & Improvements
This complete basement overhaul was a three-year labor of love.
Jul 24, 2022
B&A: A White-Walled Dining Room Goes Seriously Bold with Paint and WallpaperProjects & Improvements
Strategic wallpaper placement helped up the drama in this sophisticated dining room redo.
Jul 16, 2022
B&A: A Dark, Dull Dining Room Gets a Room-Brightening Redo with a Pop of ColorProjects & Improvements
"My three goals were to make the room fancy, fun and functional and I believe that I achieved all three," this DIYer says — the perfect trio for a formal-meets-family-friendly dining room.
Jul 13, 2022
B&A: Smart DIYs Gave This "Cold" Dining Room a Welcoming (& Functional) New Life
The multiple projects involved in this room redo help give it tons of character.
Jul 6, 2022
The Best Counter Height Dining Sets You Can Buy Now
Elevate your dining experience.
Jun 27, 2022
This Simple Material Is Surprisingly Oh-So Stylish and Back on TrendDesign Ideas
Make room for this metal on your shopping list.
Jun 23, 2022
This Is the Best Kind of Dining Table If You Live In a Small SpaceDesign Ideas
And you can buy one at IKEA!
Jun 22, 2022
The Best Place To Try Bouclé Just Might Be in Your BedroomDesign Ideas
If high-end bouclé isn't currently in your budget, you can find a few ways to get the look for less. Typically, that involves smaller pieces, but if you're ready to invest in a more substantial furnishing that won't totally break the bank, the best place to try bouclé may actually be in your bedroom... for your headboard.
Jun 21, 2022
B&A: A $500 Dining Room Redo Inspired by Vintage Dishes and a Museum PaintingProjects & Improvements
"I got some raised eyebrows when I told people I was painting the dining room pink and painting a mural on the wall," DIYer Natalie Metzger says. But her advice when it comes to paint is to "just go for it."
Jun 11, 2022
How to Make a Built-In Dining Banquette (No Tools Required)Design Ideas
This genius design adds more dining room seating that doubles as a place to lounge.
Jun 3, 2022
This Is the Most Sought-After Room for Homebuyers, According to One StudyReal Estate
No it's no longer the home office.
Jun 3, 2022
B&A: A 1950s Dining Room Gets a Modern Refresh with a Trendy 2022 DIYProjects & Improvements
The new dining room mixes old and new to create the perfect balance.
Jun 2, 2022
Dining in Disguise: Genius Hide-Away Furniture SolutionsDesign Ideas
Figuring out the whole dining without a proper dining room situation is really just a matter of going a little 007 with your table.
May 4, 2022
B&A: A 1977 Camper Gets a Fresh Redo Inside and Out for About $8,500Projects & Improvements
This DIYer was inspired by fond memories of the passed-down camper from when she was a child.
May 3, 2022
Serena Williams Couldn’t Pick Just One Dining Room Light Fixture
So she got them all!
May 3, 2022
Before and After: New (& Old) Furniture Transforms a 1918 Farmhouse Living RoomProjects & Improvements
The vintage touches make this living room feel timeless.
Apr 28, 2022
B&A: A Yellow Meditation Space Becomes a Dramatic, MCM-Inspired Dining RoomProjects & Improvements
It all changed with a coat of black paint.
Apr 20, 2022
This Super-Versatile Folding Table Is the Space-Saving Solution You’ve Been Waiting For
It transforms from a dining table (with storage!) to a writing desk to a slim console.
Mar 30, 2022
B&A: A Stylish But Unused Dining Room Gets a New Life as a DIY Exercise SpaceProjects & Improvements
"I am a big advocate for using your home however suits you best," says this intrepid DIYer.
Mar 28, 2022
Your New Statement Decor Piece May Be Right in Your BackyardDesign Ideas
It really doesn't get more organic and earthy than this.
Mar 18, 2022
B&A: A Basic Bar Cart Makes Way for a Luxe Feature Wall for About $500Projects & Improvements
The new bar setup is made from IKEA IVARs.
Mar 15, 2022
B&A: A $350 Dining Room Redo Features a Smart IKEA Hack and Other Custom DIYsProjects & Improvements
This DIYer's advice for renovating on a budget? "Get thrifty." She used secondhand finds and DIYs to get an expensive-looking dining room for less.
Mar 10, 2022
B&A: $1,500 Takes an "Empty and Cold" Dining Room to Warm and Layered PerfectionProjects & Improvements
This homeowner's DIY skills take her dining area from builder-grade to breathtaking.
Feb 8, 2022
If Wallpapering a Ceiling Is Too Much Commitment for You, Try This DIY InsteadDesign Ideas
Visual interest overhead without all the fuss!
Feb 4, 2022
B&A: A Blank Dining Room Gets a Warm $550 Redo Featuring 2022's Trendiest ColorProjects & Improvements
A few DIYs and some smart shopping turned this blank slate dining room into an inviting hangout.
Jan 22, 2022
Before & After: This Drab 2001 Dining Room Is Transformed by $550 DIY Built-InsProjects & Improvements
The project made the room more practical for the family who lives here, too.
Dec 20, 2021
B&A: An Imaginative Redo Makes a Bland Dining Room Feel Way More WelcomingProjects & Improvements
The designer-homeowner used a pop of color in an unexpected place.
Dec 11, 2021
These Handmade Pasta Bowls Are Perfect for Comforting Winter Meals — But They’ll Likely Sell Out Fast
Since I A) live in Brooklyn and B) basically live to eat good pasta, I was naturally very excited to learn of a recent collaboration between chef-designed ceramics brand Jono Pandolfi and celebrated chef Missy Robbins. Missy is the mastermind behind popular Brooklyn-based pasta restaurants Lilia and Misi (be still my heart), so this is one collaboration that feels like a long time coming.
Dec 1, 2021
B&A: A "Beige, Brown, and Boring" Dining Room Gets a Cheery Upgrade for $5,000
This dining room is full of custom DIY details that are totally copy-able.
Nov 29, 2021
B&A: A 1967 Ranch's Kitchen & Dining Room Get a Loving Mid-Century Redo
The reno makes everything look bigger and brighter, but still has mid-century charm fitting of a mid-century house.
Nov 17, 2021
This $45 Gadget is My Mom’s Secret to Stress-Free Holiday Serving
Because anything that makes serving easier is worth the investment.
Nov 16, 2021
B&A: Innovative Paint Projects Totally Transform a Blah Kitchen for Just $165
This paint-filled makeover has one of the coolest fridge transformations ever.
Nov 1, 2021
B&A: A Moldy, Rotting Vintage Camper Gets a Stylish Second Life for $4,000
After years of neglect, one couple gave this 1958 trailer the TLC it needed.
Oct 25, 2021
Before & After: A Dim 1990s Dining Room Gets an Unrecognizable Open Concept Redo
This airy, spacious redo will win over even open concept skeptics.
Oct 6, 2021
B&A: A $250 Project Adds Character and Elegance to a Plain Dining Room
This renter wanted to add some detail to her dining area, but there wasn't enough space for a buffet or other table, and, as a renter, she couldn't find any removable wallpaper she loved.
Oct 4, 2021
Before & After: A Dated Kitchen Becomes Unrecognizable After a Glam $19,000 Redo
Sixteen weeks of hard work turn a cramped kitchen with a strange layout into a sleek cooking and dining area full of modern touches.
Sep 7, 2021
Before & After: A Sophisticated Revamp Turns Dining Room Into an Artsy Oasis
A narrow and very beige dining area becomes a bright, light-filled space the whole family flocks to.
Sep 5, 2021
Here's How to Carve a Spot for Working or Dining From an Open Floor Plan
No walls? No problem. You can still have a dining room or a little nook in the middle of your open floor plan.
Aug 31, 2021
Before and After: This Bland Dining Room's Risky $450 Project Has a Huge Payoff
The new room is filled with character.
Aug 20, 2021
4 Ways to Make a Dining Table Look More Expensive
According to real estate experts.
Aug 16, 2021
B&A: A $350 Redo Takes This Dining Room from Thrown Together to Totally Glam
The after is 100 percent wow.
Aug 14, 2021
This IKEA Dining Room Staple Can Help You Build a Bespoke Custom Closet
This may be the cheapest, chicest closet ever!
Jul 23, 2021
B&A: A Dining Room Goes from Beige to Breathtaking in 5 Days (for $370!)
You can see this dining room from almost every point on the first floor, so it was important for the design to pack a punch.
Jul 21, 2021
B&A: A Smart Layout Change Makes This Kitchen Cook Space Twice as Big
The homeowners didn't need to knock down a wall for this reno — in fact, they put one up.
Jun 19, 2021
Before & After: This Living Room/Dining Space is Packed with Easy, Stylish DIYs
It's become the ultimate lounge spot.
Jun 13, 2021
These Bright Fiesta Mixing Bowls are Perfect for Serving and Storing — and on Major Sale
I'm obsessed with the bright orange three-quart one!
Jun 11, 2021
Before and After: A Dated 2000s Kitchen Becomes an Open, Airy Stunner
Taking down a wall between the kitchen and dining areas made a world of difference.
Jun 3, 2021
B&A: A 1983 Dining Room's Dramatic Redo is Both Luxurious and Inviting
Paint, wallpaper, and perfect fit furniture all work together to make this dining room a stunner.
Jun 1, 2021
B&A: A No-Demo Dining Room Has a Gallery Wall Trick You'll Want to Do
This dining room looks totally fresh without having to tear down a single wall.
May 10, 2021
B&A: Losing a Wall (and the Carpet) Makes this 1943 Dining Room Unrecognizable
Simple changes made the space feel so much larger.
May 1, 2021
B&A: A Dark, Dated Kitchen Gets a Smarter Layout and a Brighter Look
This redo sacrifices a less-than-functional mudroom, with gorgeous results.
Apr 28, 2021