With temperatures rising and sunny days becoming more frequent, most of us can’t wait to get outside and welcome spring with open arms. Meanwhile, we’re also making lists of what we can do to welcome a new season indoors. It’s time to give your kitchen and dining room a little facelift to freshen things up.
There are many possibilities for dining room updates—not the least of which is a good deep clean! Check out the list below for ideas on dining room makeovers, from just a little new gloss to a full-fledged overhaul.
1. Change the curtains.
Pull back those heavy dining room drapes that provided dramatic elegance during the winter months and replace them with sheer, brighter colors. This will maximize the natural light that flows into your dining room.
2. Apply a fresh coat of paint.
Add a new accent color to your current scheme by painting baseboards and moldings, change the texture of the walls, or give your kitchen a true overhaul with a bright, fresh color such as yellow or light blue. Patterned wallpaper is a great alternative to paint.
3. Rearrange furniture.
How long has it been since you repositioned your sideboard or placed your dining room table at a different angle? Moving furniture is easily the simplest way to change things up in your dining room. If you don’t have much room for movement, add fresh color inspiration with a new lamp, table runner, placemats, or tableware.
4. Bring Mother Nature indoors.
Store fake plants, and bring in fresh garden flowers in their place. But don’t stop there—feathers, branches, shells and other outdoor treasures all make for creative seasonal table settings.
5. Remove heavy rugs.
Clean them, roll ‘em up, and store them until next winter. If the area under your dining room table looks naked rugless, consider replacing the thick winter one with a light cotton rug.
6. Add a mirror.
Mirrors are an instant way to make a dining room appear larger.
7. Recover or slipcover chairs.
Don’t shy away from color! Spring and summer are perfect opportunities to recover dining room chairs with the playful polka dot or bold striped patterns you’ve been eyeing.
8. Pick a new table shape.
If you’ve been holding on to that dark wood trestle table for many years, a new glass dining table may be just the change you’ve been looking for. Hit the furniture stores to see what new dining room furniture is out this season.
9. Stain or paint furniture.
Instead of replacing the dining room table you’ve already got, consider sprucing it up by adding a new stain or using paint to create a rustic vintage piece.
10. Clean, clean, clean.
We weren’t kidding—this is a MUST on the spring makeover list!
Check out our dining room furniture at Dinette.com—we’re sure you’ll find the perfect piece to complement your spring home makeover!