You can afford to be always a little more daring in a dining area, so liven it up with some striking patterned or brightly coloured fabric, whether it's reupholsterig your dining seat, adding some luxurious drapes or a straightforward patterned tablecloth. Try coordinating it with accessories in an accent color to complete the look.
Even studio flats can have a table and chairs. Look for ultra slimline dining tables (that one even has a safe-keeping drawer) and second-hand chairs that you can customise. These old chapel seats are wonderfully distinctive and packed with identity. Whitewashed and treated to details of lilac, red and yellow metal they create a pleasant mix of old and new when teamed with the stripped rear table.
Small spaces can reap the benefits of clean, unfussy decorating schemes that don't fill a room with fuss. Choose pale, unpatterned ceilings, wall space, woodwork and surfaces and then look for furniture that will add the interest. Second-hand pieces can bring character and friendliness to your home and can be stripped back again and customised to lead a decorating scheme. Add a lick of any paint, renew upholstery or add pads in favourite fabrics for a personalised touch. Combination and match parts for a tranquil, eclectic feel. When you have the budget, another alternative is going for showpiece artist furniture that can convert a look sole handedly without you needing to do other things in the area.
Small does not have to mean ordinary. Where space isn't the wow factor, draw the interest with colour and routine. One side of this small dining room has been given to vibrant color and pattern. An attribute wallpaper requires centre level, flanked by fuchsia green alcoves in a wonderfully exciting decorating scheme. Bench seating is a wise choice for this small space, while pendant lights put in a little mood lighting come night-time.
The glad tidings are that statement lighting is hot this year. If you wish to update your dining room without spending a lot of money, exchanging a light fixture with something new could be just what's needed. However, installing on overhead light fixture by yourself is not suggested. Unless you have a history in electric work, you could be putting yourself as well as your home in harm's way. As a general rule, leave electrical tasks to the pros. The common cost to install a light fixture is $418, with most homeowners spending between $176 and $375.