As I’ve gone through the process of transforming my home from my previous, more neutral style to my current bright and fun style, my dining room has always been sort of a problem. I have other rooms that need more attention, so I’ve just sort of left it alone, piecing together things here or there to give it some personality. It’s become more or less an after thought. Since I’ve not dedicated my time to fully redoing this room, I’ve never wanted to spend much money in there. Like most people, I’m on a budget.
Since I am on a budget, one of my go-to stores for discount decor has always been Tuesday Morning (remember when I talked about my bedroom?). I think they have really great products for the home at lower prices than I find elsewhere. Today, I’m partnering with them to give you some strategies for refreshing your dining room decor on a budget. And guess what? There is no DIY involved.
Before we get started with the strategies, I thought I’d share before and after shots with you. I think that will make it easier to understand my thought processes. Here is the before:
It looks nice, but it doesn’t coordinate very well. The rug, which was previously in my living room, is too large for the space. The books in the china cabinet was a fun idea that I’ve grown tired of. I also think that the centerpiece on the table is overwhelming.
Now, here are the after shots with all of my budget-wise changes:
I’m so much happier with this look! I think it coordinates better with the rest of my home.