For sometime I haven't been completely satisfied with the dining room decor. To me it was feeling unfinished and uninspired, an extremely frustrating feeling! I knew the decor needed something extra, but I wasn't completely sure what that was.
A quick glance at my Pinterest board and I'm sure you'll agree that the dining rooms I've pinned are absolutely stunning - glamorous, effortless & chic.
Yes....I mean fake it 'til you make it.
The key is to incorporate elements of the look and feel that you so strongly desire, in a manner that works for your home & budget.
For example, I really love white, Scandinavian inspired spaces which lean more towards modern decor than traditional. My dining room table & hutch set was passed down to me from my parents and is definitely more traditional. It's not in my budget to purchase a new set, and the traditional style does go well with the older aspects of my home.
So, to achieve my desired look I incorporate the modern elements that work for me, including painting the walls using contrasting black and white and adding in chic decor, like the lamp and deer head.
I also like a space that is whimsical and relaxed so to downplay the formality of the dining room, I added some fun art (created by my lovely sister....shop here!) and a cute bar area which is more in tune with my decor style.
To further achieve my desired look and feel I incorporated textures through the rustic inspired antler light fixture and a faux-fur sheepskin rug.
So bottom line - you don't need a gigantic budget and all new furnishings and decor to achieve the home decor look and style that you desire.
Just be clever and include a few cheat items to help portray the overall image of a great room that looks good to you and that you love! As always, have fun and I would love to hear from you about how you make this work in your home.