8.26.2016

SIX Ways to Update Your Dining Room NOW for Fall


Could your dining room use a refresh before the weather gets cooler?  These days, people entertain less formally and it's a good idea to have a dining room that feels approachable.  Like you could serve take-out pizza and salad as easily as a five course meal.  It's about making your family and friends comfortable!

Here are ways to help you achieve that.
1.  PAINT.  Don't have all matching furniture...definitely looks dated.  You could paint the chairs or buffet or china hutch (or even just the back of the china hutch) if you have a matching set.

2.  PLANTS (as a centerpiece or tree).  This will give your dining room some "life." 
Debbie and I have the same plates...
3.  RECOVER CHAIR SEATS (like I did below--it doesn't require tons of fabric).

4.  ADD UPHOLSTERED HOST CHAIRS OR A BENCH

5.  INVEST IN A LIGHT FIXTURE YOU LOVE.
Summer Thorton, photo by Luke White

Burnham Design

6.  TONE DOWN THE FORMALITY WITH YOUR TABLE SETTINGS
Petal glassware I would serve wine in the stemless glass.

We used these tips with a recent e-design.  This is a young family's dining room in Texas.  Nice furniture but needs some oomph.  I used her light blue art (not shown below) for inspiration.

E-design:

fabricchandelierwhite ceramic jarsDash and Albert rug host chairsplacematscandle sconcesartteak centerpiece


Are you thinking of freshening up your dining room for Fall?

Yesterday, the doctor removed my cast and now I have a boot (dog walking accident, in case you missed it).  Still need crutches and no driving, but I am healing!
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