There is a common misconception that you have to spend a lot of money on a dining room to make it look good. That is absolutely not true as there are plenty of inexpensive ways that you can decorate your dining room and have it look very stylish and put together. Here are just some inexpensive decorating ideas for a dining room to get you started.
Decorate with Your China
If you have a beautiful set of china that you are keeping stored away, then why not put it on display for all to see? This is a great option to use something that you already have to decorate your dining room.
You can display your china in an armoire or china cabinet or on a shelf on the wall. If you have an old china set that you don’t use anymore, you can use wall hangers to hang the plates on the wall in a decorative pattern. China settings can also be used to set your dining table to give it more of a finished look.
Make the Window Treatments for the Dining Room
There are plenty of different ways that you can make your own inexpensive window treatments and some of them don’t require you to be a seamstress. Simply taking a long silk scarf and draping it over a curtain rod can be a great way to add a stylish touch to otherwise boring blinds or drapes. You can also use placemats and tablecloths for your window treatments so that they match the same design that is on your table.
Use Nature to Decorate the Dining Room
During spring, summer, and fall, you may just be able to find some décor items for your dining area outside in nature. If you have a large wicker basket, you can fill it up with all sorts of items from nature such as flowers, stones, leaves, fruits, and twigs.
Arrange the items in a basket and place the basket on the dining table as a seasonal centerpiece. This can be a good way to change up the look of your dining room for each season and not have to pay tons of money to do so.
Make Your Own Artwork
If you are creative, you can choose to save some money on decorating your dining room by making your own artwork. Pieces of art are probably the most expensive décor items for any room of the house. When you make your own artwork, you can save a substantial amount of money.
Even if you can’t draw, paint or you are not very creative, you can still create some sort of piece to place on the wall. Purchase a few inexpensive plain photo frames or blank canvases and fabric that matches the style of your dining room.
Simply place the fabric tightly over the frame or canvas and staple it in place to the back. You now have a decorative fabric piece to hang on the wall. Hang a couple different sizes and fabric patterns in a collage for a great backdrop.
Decorating your dining area doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. Look around your home and find items that you can recycle to use for the room. Also, get creative and use your sense of style to come up with unique ways to decorate the dining room so that it reflects your personality and looks like you spent a lot money even when you don’t spend a dime.
Source by Leon Tuberman