Easy dining room transformations

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Bearing in mind your dining room is going to be primarily used for entertaining, it should be one of the most inviting areas of the home. All it takes are a few little tweaks to get your dining room up to scratch, whether it’s freshening it up with new upholstery or injecting some personality with a feature wall of framed photographs or prints.

You can afford to be a little more daring in a dining room, so liven it up with some bold patterned or brightly coloured fabric, whether it’s reupholsterig your dining chair, adding some luxurious curtains or a simple patterned tablecloth. Try coordinating it with accessories in an accent colour to complete the look.

While storage is key, you don’t want bulky pieces of furniture disrupting the flow of the room so try going for wall-hung shelving. It’s an opportunity to show off collectables, fine china and vintage pieces, which will give the room a bit of character. If you’re dining area is in an open-plan space, a room divider in the form of a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf will help create a sense of initmacy while also providing a space to decoratively display books and objects.

Think about the mood you want to create in your dining room – simply choosing an uplifting or flattering paint colour can transform a dining room. While deep, rich colours are best if the room is being used mainly for evening meals, a bright and cheerful yellow or apple green could make the room an inviting space during the daytime.

Image credit: Trevor Richards

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