Making Your House A Home

Three Easy Additions To Update Your Dining Room

Your dining room is a very special place. It's where your family gathers for their evening meal. It's where you have friends come and sit for an afternoon cup of coffee. It's where you host holiday meals. For these reasons, you will want to ensure your dining room is warm, inviting, and comfortable. If your dining rooms needs some TLC, here are three things you can add to update this special room.

Add Cushions to Your Chairs

Adding cushions to your chairs not only makes them more comfortable to sit on, they can help give your dining room a whole new look. Chair cushions come in a variety of styles and colors which makes it easy to help them match the decor in your dining room. When shopping for cushions, it's a good idea to buy a few extras in case one of your guests spills red on one of them or your two-year-old draws on it with permanent marker.

Add a Picture on the Wall

Hanging a picture in your dining room is a great way to fill that large, blank wall. It's also a great way to way to add style -- plus it can be a great conversation starter. If you are going for a color-coordinated look, find a picture in a frame that matches your color scheme. If you are going for an elegant look, put the picture in a gold frame. If you don't have accurate picture hanging skills, you will want to invest in an easy picture hanging tool from a company like EXACTAC, which will allow you to hang your painting perfectly straight.

Add a Chandelier

A chandelier might sound like overkill at first, especially if you don't own a million-dollar home. However, there are many styles of chandeliers from which to choose and they offer a great way to add light to the room. You'll want to be careful to match the size of the chandelier to the size of room. For instance in a smaller dining room that's about 10' x 10', choose a chandelier that is between 17 and 20 inches in diameter. Also, to ensure your table receives the proper amount of light, hang your chandelier 30 to 36 inches above the surface of your table.

Whether you choose to update your dining room by adding chair cushions, a painting, a chandelier, or a combination of all three, your room will look and feel brand new to you and your guests.

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Making Your House A Home

You might like your house, but do you really feel at home? Although it might be easy to assume that you can just put up a few pictures and buy a nicer sofa, the real trick to interior decorating is knowing how to use what you already have. For example, how are you going to incorporate that lovely set of old books? How could you use that antique weather vane? I want you to make your home a unique, beautiful space, which is why I started this interior design blog. Read on to learn tips and tricks that will help you to make your space really special.