If you’re looking for inspiration on what type of project to do that will renovate your house and make it feel like new again, you’ve come to the right place. Although today I’m only talking specifically about dining rooms, you will most definitely make good use out of these tips to plan your projects! Check them out!

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New look on the walls

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Blue makes a room look bigger too. Source: domino

One of the main things to consider when giving an old room a fresh look is repainting the walls. You can decide to paint everything with a unique color, paint an accent wall, an accent ceiling, or creating patterns with the paint. Of course, the paint alone won’t do all the job in renovating a room, but there’s no denying it’ll be an accessible and beautiful first step.

Remember there are many mistakes a DIYer can make when taking on a project like this, especially if you’re a beginner. It’s best to count on the pros to have better results and save extra time (and money) along the way.

If you ever wondered what is a good paint color for a dining room, well, here are some that can cause a (positive) impact on your guests:

  • White
  • Gray
  • Blue
  • Lavender
  • Coral

Lighting fixtures

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A unique light fixture will innovate your house. Source: luckythink

Getting a new light fixture is a common way to make your dining room feel different and renewed. But you don’t need to stick to the classical lights above the dining table, you can also innovate and install some modern wall lamps, or even use string lights! I recognize these aren’t the most common ideas, but hey, getting one step closer to uniqueness is what amazes every guest that comes into our homes, isn’t it? Take the opportunity to be creative!

Keep in mind that you’ll be dealing with electrical projects along the way, so hiring an expert might be a good idea.

Focus on small repairs

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Small repairs may be hard to notice, but they make a difference. Source: homishome

If you live in an older home, it’s very likely that there are a few repairs that need to be taken care of. I know how it is because I’ve been there already. It comes to a point where there’s so much to do you don’t even know where to start, right? Can be a bit overwhelming. But take a deep breath!

If you take it one thing at a time, it’ll all work just fine.

That being said, before focusing on any big changes in your dining room, look for the smallest things in need of repair and get those done. Things like a drywall repair, a cracked tile on the floors, even your furniture can be restored!

Decor tips

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Using pops of color can create a magical space. Source: hunker

There’s no doubt decoration is an endless road. There are many options and when there’s a possibility to combine more than one style you end up with even more gorgeous options! It can be hard to know what you want in the middle of it all, so maybe you could get professional help to decide with you.

Still, here are some of my favorite house decor ideas:

  • Scandinavian
  • Farmhouse rustic
  • Modern
  • Monochromatic
  • Using color pops

Dining room ideas for small homes

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A counter in your kitchen can create the perfect space to have dinner. Source: Hello!

If you ever caught yourself thinking “how do I decorate a small living room?, then this might be the topic you need. Even though I’m not exactly talking about decoration, the tips are still worth it if you want to make the most out of a small space.

It can happen that your house can’t handle having a whole room dedicated for dining, but there are several options that will create a nook so you and your family can enjoy a nice meal together.

For example:

  • Use a folding dining table
  • Install a counter and stools in your kitchen
  • Find a corner in your house to create a nooks for meals all together (instead of just a breakfast or dinner nook)

The open house concept

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Your open floor plan can be beautiful with a lighting trick. Source: amara

Even if your house has an open floor plan, there are still gorgeous ways to create a dining space for your family (and guests, when you need a night off to clear your head). The best thing you can do is creating some lighting tricks.

Installing new lights above or around the dining table plus a light dimmer to create ambiance when having dinner. It’s quite easy to do this trick when you have an expert dealing with the installation!

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