15+ Ways to Shake Up Your Look in the Dining Room

15+ Ways to Shake Up Your Look in the Dining Room

Nancy Mitchell
Apr 12, 2015
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Bored with your dining room? So you've got a table and chairs in there, a chandelier, maybe a cabinet or sideboard, and... what else? Here are 17 ways to elevate your look.

1. Add a little interest by painting just the lower half of the room.

2. Liven things up with a colorful rug.

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3. Play with scale with an oversized lighting fixture.

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4. Add some really wild wallpaper.

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5. Make room for a low console, with books (or storage) below and objects d' art above.

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6. Shake things up a little with some off-center art.

7. Fill a vintage cabinet with vintage barware.

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8. Fill one side of your space with a wall-sized mural.

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9. Substitute a bench with comfy cushions for chairs on one side of your table.

10. Substitute a wall-mounted swing-armed sconce for a chandelier for a dramatic, modern effect.

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11. Paint a series of different chairs in varying shades to create an ombre effect.

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12. Paint your ceiling black (or a dramatic color).

13. Opt for a really funky light fixture.

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14. Combine a traditional table with modern chairs (or vice versa).

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15. Add an oversized piece of art.

16. Forget about matching — mix up those chairs.

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17. Or combine the same chair in a rainbow of different hues.

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