Beauty & Style

How to update your dining room without breaking the bank

Take your dinner parties to the next level with these simple styling updates.

Casual breakfasts with the family, romantic candlelit dinners for two and raucous dinner parties that go down in the history books – these are just some of the magical moments that can take place in our dining rooms. But if yours is looking a little drab and tired, or you’re just in the mood for something new, we’ve got some tips to help you freshen up your dining space without too much work or outlay.

Central to these updates are dining chairs and tables from Amart, which will transform your home into an oasis of trendy style. Your family will be flocking to your dining room once again, and thanks to Amart’s low prices, your bank account will remain largely unscathed. Here’s how.

Add bold pops of colour

Joyful bursts of colour have been having a moment across interiors and fashion. This new-found fascination with vibrant tones comes as we better understand the effect that home decoration can have on our mood levels. Amart dining room chairs come in a range of playful blues, pinks, oranges and greens. The added bonus is that these popping chairs will go with almost anything, and they’ll bring an extra dose of fun to entertaining. Pair them with timber, glass or even chrome tables for a style that will brighten any room.


Revamp your table

The way you decorate your table can have a striking effect on the overall vibes of your dining room. And all it takes is some tiny touches here and there. A fresh new set of napkins, a sumptuously textured table runner and a floral centrepiece will lift the luxury of the space. Luscious fruit bowls, pretty vases with dried flowers and clusters of candles are all details that will make your room more inviting, and bring everyone to the table well before dinner time.

Take it a step further by setting the mood with pleasant lighting. No one wants to be eating meals under harsh fluorescent lights. Instead, opt for a statement pendant or go fancy with inexpensive candlesticks that double as sculptural art pieces.

Turn up the drama with marble

Upgrade to a round marble dining table to deliver an instant hit of luxury to your dining space. The best part? A round table suits any shaped room and is a safe option for kids. Neutral coloured options will brighten up your space and pair seamlessly with almost any style. If solid marble is beyond your budget, a sophisticated marble-like finish will also do the trick.


Mix it up

Swap out your existing dining chairs for something new at the ends of the table to boost the personality and charm of the room. You won’t have to invest in a whole new set of chairs, yet you’ll still be adding some stylish interest. Mix up styles and patterns for a contemporary designer look. You can try classic French style dining chairs in white or go for texture with wood and rattan.

Embrace black and gold

This timeless pairing will elevate the luxe factor of your dining space. Try black leather upholstered dining chairs for a sleek, modern look that will last for years to come. Or choose dining tables with gold legs or black finishes to stay on trend. If you love to host dinner parties, this is a look that will be sure to impress.

Dont forget the ceiling

That blank real estate above you can go a long way to upping the wow factor of your dining space. Think adding ornate ceiling medallions to your light fixtures – it’s an easy DIY job that will freshen up the space and add a sense of luxury. Or consider painting the ceiling a bold colour, adding timber cladding or incorporating recessed lighting. It’s an often overlooked area, but giving your ceilings some extra attention will pay off big time.

Brought to you by Amart. Head online or in store to give your dining room the transformation it needs, with a great range of affordable chairs, tables, decor and storage to choose from.

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