Dining room updating
Of all the changes you could make to your dining room, boosting the light has the biggest potential to transform the look and feel of the space.Swap out a dated ceiling fixture for a pendant light or chandelier, and hang a mirror on the wall to reflect the light and make the room feel more spacious. Install a dimmer switch so you can control the ambiance. Declutter, replace the lighting, add a mirror and change the wall color. The right rug and artwork can bring color, warmth, texture and style to your dining room.The dining room chairs include two originals by Maison Leleu, from Maison Gerard, as well as reproductions, all covered in a nubuck from Cortina Leathers; the resin-top table is a custom design, the painting is by Christian Marclay, and five Italian pendants form a single light fixture.The dining table came from a Sotheby's auction, the antique chairs were purchased at Doyle New York, and the chandelier is a Paris flea-market find; the photograph is by Nathaniel Kramer, and the rug is by Stark.A set of 1954 chairs by Osvaldo Borsani surrounds the custom-made dining table; the light fixture is by Lindsey Adelman, and the painting is by Robert Melee." title="image" src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/edc.h-cdn.co/assets/15/35/4.jpg? The 19th-century dining table and chairs, with cushions in a Bennison fabric, are Italian, as are the 19th-century consoles and chandelier; the wood door frames are painted in faux marble, the antique painted chinoiserie wallpaper was duplicated by craftsmen in some sections, and the 19th-century rug is Persian.
If you’re not ready to spring for a whole new set, changing just the chairs at each end of the table can be a good intermediate step. Lighting, mirror, paint, dining chairs, a rug, artwork — next up is a new dining table.You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA's Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices.To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA's App Choices app here.For example, you could frame pressed flowers from your garden to hang on the wall, paint old wooden dining chairs or shop your house and bring in something from another room, such as a potted plant or table lamp.Get started: The Joyful, Clutter-Free Home: Dining Room5 Questions to Ask Before You Design Your Dining Room Swap out the lighting and add a mirror.