Dining Room Makeover: Easy Ideas for an Instant Face-Lift


Time for a dining-room refresh! Try these quick and easy ways to make the place you eat look more enticing.


Dress Up Your Dining Room Table

Giving your tabletop a little DIY love is easier than you thought. By using stencils and a little craft paint, you can customize your table in any number of ways. The garden-print design shown here would be perfect for adding a little floral cheer to your dining room.


Learn How to Make the Garden-Print Tabletop


Plateware Perfection

Switching up your dishware is always a good way to start your dining-room makeover. Choosing the right dishes is also an easy way to show off your personal design preference, as well as the meals you prepare. A simple white collection, like this one from the Martha Stewart Collection, is both classic and modern, and looks great when set against the clean lines and natural textiles of this tablescape.


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Easy Entertaining

Adding elements like a bar cart on wheels can really amp up the social factor of your dining room. You can find inexpensive wheeled carts at most furniture or department stores. Spruce them up with a few design flares, like spray paint, to make them your own! (Don’t forget all of your bar necessities!)


Learn More Ways to Update Your Dining Room


Add Pillows

Give your seating a more welcoming (and stylish) look by adding these easy DIY pillow cushions.


Make the Dining Nook Pillows


Photography by: Seth Smoot

Make a Wonder Wall

 Don’t forget your dining room walls! Give serving odds and ends new life by mounting them to the wall in a fun and interesting pattern. This is an especially good way to show off those flea-market and thrift-store finds.


Learn How to Make the Modern Plate Wall