It is not unusual for someone to move into a brand new home with lots of new rooms only to realize they don’t have the furniture to fit into these rooms! The dining room is a classic example, especially if you have moved from a rented apartment to a bigger house to start your new life as a married couple or to start a family. Thankfully however, you should use the new room to your advantage. It doesn’t have to cost you a small fortune to build a dining room a budget. For less than a hundred dollars or so, you can have a dining room that will marvel that of all your home-owning friends, and with the blank canvas that you have on which to work with, you can create a look that not only suits your budget, but also suits your tastes.
You can easily get your hands on a second hand dining room set for next to nothing. Look in the local classified ads and newspapers to see if there are any deals on. Alternatively, you can always go for flat pack designs which you can pick up for fairly cheap and even make the most of sales happening in the furniture stores around you. Before you try and say that these styles or colors of furniture do not match your tastes – think about renovating furniture. This could save you a bundle of cash in the long run, and let you create the exact dining room you have always dreamed of!
Just by painting a simple dining room table white, and painting the chairs to match, you have a very blank canvas on which you can create the perfect dining room for you. In fact, you can paint the table and chairs any color that you like – just take your pick!
To make your table match your room, you can paint one wall of the room to create a feature wall. A piece of art work on the wall, even one that you have created yourself, can make the world of difference, and you can even add miss-matched photo frames containing all of your precious memories to make a focal point for the whole room. You can get place settings, plates, cutlery, glasses and even vases to match to place on the table and hey presto – you have the perfect dining room for you on a tight budget. If you already have plates and cutlery, you can even paint these as long as you use paint that is suitable for food surfaces.
If you are looking for something a little more different, why not consider renovating an old door and making this into a table? You can stain it, paint it, distress it to look vintage and practically achieve any look that you like. If you want the dining room to double up as a study, why not make the legs of the table old books? You can make old books into place settings, coasters, and practically anything else that you like for an appeal that all book worms will simply adore!
Another way that you can make an old table look different, (once you have painted or stained it) is to make a feature out of it. Place a beautiful vase containing your favorite flowers on it, add candles and centerpieces, use unusual chairs such as bean bags, and you can even find a piece of old glass and place this on the table with lots of photographs beneath it, for a table that is both unique to you and beautiful at the same time.
How about the rest of your dining room, however? Can you create features out of the rest of the room if you want your table to be plain and subtle? Of course you can! Lighting, picture frames, art work, and even vases and flowers can make the world of difference to a room. Beautiful curtains at the window can frame the room, and with the right light bulbs, this room could be easily transformed from an empty, barren room, to one that is filled with style, class and everything that you love about life!