Your dining room may not be used on a daily basis, but when it is used, you want it look good for all those brunches and cocktail parties you’re famous for. But just because you want to make a good impression on your guests, doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on sprucing up the space. With a few well-chosen, eye-catching (and affordable!) statement pieces, you can make your dining room look *v* expensive. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to update your dining room for the ultimate relaxed, yet chic and inviting atmosphere where guests will actually want to linger. Scroll on to see how we’d style the dining room for a boho-chic space, the minimalist abode and a preppy home.
HOW TO DECORATE A BOHO-CHIC DINING ROOM
Since boho-chic style is funky, colorful and eclectic, it’s easy to pull off in a casual dining space. You can use almost any accessory to get the look: Queue up floral art, metallic accents and bring in lots of textures to amp up the coziness factor. Layer multiple rugs on the floor, or use faux fur as a cushion on the chair. Wire accents and faux taxidermy set the boho tone for a fun and free-spirited look that’s in touch with nature, but still edgy and modern.
Target Oh Joy! Floral Framed Art ($18), Target Metal Chandelier with Wood Beads ($264), Wayfair Aeon Furniture Garvin Side Chair ($189), Y Living Bend Seating Gazelle Geometric Animal Head ($200), Oliver Bonas Copper Wire Candle Holder ($25), IKEA RENS Sheepskin Rug ($30), Domino Caitlin Wilson Textiles Kismet Coral ($390), Houzz Solid Walnut Table with Powder Coated Hairpin Legs ($1450), Gilt Three Hands Ceramic Polished Vase ($162)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST DINING ROOM
You — yes, you! — can step up your average dining room decor with an affordable minimalist makeover. Be sure to keep the color palette neutral, but add one or two accent colors with either wall art or seating. Texture will add an extra dimension to the room, with either natural wood candles or a rustic table. Minimalism and metallics go together like PB&J, so don’t be afraid to mix gold, copper and silver together to add a touch of luxe.
Lulu & Georgia Ysabel Wall Hanging ($75), Wayfair Avenue Lighting Doheny Foyer Pendant ($258), Retro Furnish DSW Eiffel Chair ($463), Lulu & Georgia Sorell Double Old Fashioned Glasses ($49), All+Modern DwellStudio Faceted White Vase ($15), Spring Wooden Candlesticks ($38), Wayfair Artistic Weavers Hilda Gisele Hand Crafted Area Rug ($55), Gracious Style Sambonet Bamboo Copper Stainless Steel Flatware ($150), Bed Bath & Beyond Wooden Pedestal Potpourri Bowl ($30), CB2 Dylan Dining Table ($800)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY DINING ROOM
If pink seating, polka dot plates and mini pops of color make your heart skip a beat, than a preppy dining room is right up your alley. Between gilded pendant lights and color-dipped everything, your dinner guests will be swooning over your pretty space. For those of you who are thinking about adding a touch of prep to your dining room, you can’t go wrong with Kate Spade accessories, quirky patterns and plenty of bright colors (pink, obviously).
Minted Composition 4 Art Print ($20), Etsy Himmeli Light Diamond Cage Pendant Geometric Gold Matte Chandelier ($750+), LexMod Casper Dining Armchair ($174), Clarke Collective Bud Vase Dandelion ($45), Kate Spade Larabee Dot 4 Piece Place Setting ($70), Lulu & Georgia Zeno Rug ($65+), Walmart 10 Strawberry Street Lacquer Round Serving Tray ($20), Oliver Bonas Coral Colour Pop Bamboo Display Bowl ($26), LexMod Lippa Fiberglass Dining Table ($489)
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