Inexpensive Decoration Ideas for Your Dining Room Setting

Dining rooms are the hub of the home. It is the room where the family comes together to eat a family meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This room can be used for casual dining, a place for the kids to do their homework or writing down your bucket list! The dining room can be integrated into an open plan, which is a great way to connect to the living and kitchen areas. Or it can be a more formal room solely reserved for entertaining.

As a space that is used regularly, it requires little furnishings. However, you will require quality furniture. There are a number of things to consider when planning a new dining room. Anyone can display their own personal style in their dining room in an affordable way. Here are 3 things to think about when planning a new dining room.


How is my dining room going to be used?


The first thing you should be thinking about is how frequently you use the room. If you plan on using the dining room regularly then a basic set up with a sturdy table and long lasting furniture is important. Think about where you want your dining setting to be. It could be at the end of your island bench or in any unused space in your home. If you use the dining area as a more formal space, a dedicated space will be more suited.


If you want your dining space to accommodate the whole family and your daily activities. Like eating daily meals, homework, paying the bills and dinner parties then sturdy furniture is a must. Find pieces that are going to be versatile like hardwood dining tables. They are durable, perfect for the kids with sticky fingers and can be dressed up when you’re hosting guests.


What kind of dining table do I you need?


When choosing a dining table, there are a number of things to consider. You need to make sure all family members are going to be comfortably seated at the table with some room for additional guests. A good amount of space is 60 centimetres for each seated person. The right size table will also be determined by the amount of space your home has. To comfortably move around the space you should have at least 1 metre from the dining table to the next surface. This will ensure everyone can move around comfortably.


Rectangle dining tables are very versatile whilst oval dining tables are more traditional. If you have a small amount of space, a round dining table with one middle leg saves a lot of room. They are also great options to encourage conversation.


What kind of dining chairs do I need?


Once you have chosen your dining table, you should have an easier time choosing your dining chairs. They should complement the table and the existing room. Look for dining chairs that share a common design element. You will find a huge range online that will save you time and a lot of money! Consider the dimensions of the chair and remember comfort will ensure people enjoy spending time in the dining room.


Setting up your dining room with the fundamentals will ensure you don’t have to keep repurchasing furniture. Remember that shopping online can save you time, effort and money when you’re looking to save money on planning and decorating your dining room.

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  1. July 29, 2016 / 5:00 am

    I love the light hanging over that dining room table. I would like to decorate with that, for sure!

    • July 29, 2016 / 7:28 am

      It definitely makes the decor even more lovely

  2. July 24, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    Love the tips! Our dining room needs an overhaul right now but I am still saving up a budget for it.

    • July 24, 2016 / 4:59 pm

      Aw bless I am sure you guys will do it soon enough

  3. July 20, 2016 / 11:51 pm

    These are Great tips to setting up the perfect dining room. Great share thank you.

    • July 21, 2016 / 5:26 pm

      Thanks Kristin

  4. July 20, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Thanks for all of the tips! I’m currently saving for my own house and can’t wait to have a dining room of my own! xxx

    • July 22, 2016 / 9:36 am

      You’re welcome and good luck with the savings

  5. July 20, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    Thanks for these tips! I’m actually thinking about getting a new dining table in my house and I will take some of your tips into consideration when I start the hunting process. 😀

    • July 22, 2016 / 9:56 am

      Glad to hear it and good luck on your search for new table

  6. July 19, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    Loving these decoration tips. I’m not really good when it comes to decorating. Our dining room is connected to our kitchen and it’s a bit small. But I love our big family table.

    • July 21, 2016 / 7:56 pm

      I am not that good either lol

  7. July 19, 2016 / 6:24 pm

    Love your tips. We just moved into a new house and still looking for some decorating ideas

    • July 20, 2016 / 3:11 pm

      Hanks Rika

  8. July 19, 2016 / 12:12 am

    these are really some great ideas and I love that set up! I cant wait until I get a bigger place bc i seriously love decorating!

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:30 am

      I can’t wait to get a bigger place too and thanks Angela

  9. Rebecca Swenor
    July 18, 2016 / 6:09 pm

    These are great tips for decorating the dining room. This is indeed a gorgeous dining room. I do believe you are right when you said it is a room that doesn’t need a lot of furniture in it also. Thanks for sharing the tips.

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:19 am

      Thanks Rebecca

  10. July 18, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    Our dining room is very simple too. We opted for a pub style dining room table a few years ago. I want to paint one of the walls and accent color. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:17 am

      You will one day, one step at a time 😊

  11. July 18, 2016 / 4:55 pm

    We have the smallest kitchen, no dining room at all! I hope to have a lovely room and use this tips sometime in the future!

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:15 am

      Unknown the feeling, I hope to have a dinning in my next home

  12. July 18, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    Wow I love these inexpensive ideas to decorate my dining room. I will be moving and hope to have some decor inspiration within me as we join into one household (my boyfriend and I will be uniting our households – him and his dog, my kids and me together under one roof in a month).

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:14 am

      Awww that’s awesome congrats and happy for you

  13. Kita
    July 18, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Our dining room is simple. A neutral color with pops of color. It serves as our homeschool room to so we keep everything hidden away. Love your tips.

    • July 19, 2016 / 4:12 am

      Thanks Kita and thanks for sharing

  14. July 18, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    I’ve been wanting to give mine a good update, so I appreciate your tips a lot! Now I just need to decide which way to go.

    • July 18, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      I am glad to hear that, good luck with the update to your dinning area

  15. July 18, 2016 / 11:04 am

    I dont have room for a table and don’t have a dining room but I do wish it was one room we had, I enjoy sitting round a table to eat and chat x

    • July 18, 2016 / 12:00 pm

      I too enjoy that but I too have no space

  16. July 18, 2016 / 10:02 am

    This is a really helpful post! We are about to move house and I really want our new space to fit us!

    • July 18, 2016 / 11:58 am

      Good luck with the move luv

  17. July 18, 2016 / 8:41 am

    I must confess our dining room is a craft room at the minute – but I really want to make it in to a proper dining room – I would love a huge oak table and chairs in there.

    • July 18, 2016 / 11:57 am

      At least you have one. My dream home has a large oak table and chairs for everything family

  18. Bonnie @wemake7
    July 18, 2016 / 4:25 am

    Great post! I wished my dining room looked better then it does. I love these tips.

    • July 18, 2016 / 4:44 am


  19. July 18, 2016 / 2:46 am

    I ended up getting my dining set at Ashley furniture with mis matches chairs, I couldn’t decide so I did a bench and chairs 🙂

    • July 18, 2016 / 4:44 am

      I say whatever tickles your fancy and works for you lol

  20. July 18, 2016 / 12:07 am

    My dining room is definitely not the highlight at home. Hehe. So far, I always use round table. I am living alone and quite flexible if friends come.

    • July 18, 2016 / 4:42 am

      I song even have one at my flat but always nice to have one

  21. July 17, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    Great tips – my dining room is more of a playroom lol! We manage for special occasions though. Kaz x

    • July 17, 2016 / 8:26 pm

      Our family one used to be exactly that and then turn into a special room for special occasions lol

  22. July 17, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    Can you come to my home and decorate for me? I love your tips! I am SO NOT a decorator. I can barely match my outfits at times. lol.

    • July 17, 2016 / 8:25 pm

      Hahahaha lol

  23. July 17, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Oh how I wish I had the space for a dining room! I think the trick for me would be to keep it clean and clear of all the mess we might end up tossing on it!

    • July 17, 2016 / 6:28 pm

      Hahaha I think it’s the same for most of us

  24. July 17, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    My dining room is sacred to me. I have a theme each month and it’s phones down during dinner. My husband actually picked out our dining table and chairs and he did an excellent job, too LOL!

    • July 17, 2016 / 6:24 pm

      Awww how lovely is that, I love the idea of sitting together as a family and enjoying a meal at the table

  25. July 17, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    In the future I’d definitely love to have a huge dining table where my (future!) kids could do their homework and crafty things 🙂 I love being able to eat together as a family. Great tips!

    • July 17, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      Thanks Jess, I hope the same

  26. July 16, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    We don’t have a dining room but we have a dining space which is really important to us as a family. It is a hub for dinner, dumping parcels and shopping and at times somewhere for me to work!

    • July 16, 2016 / 9:47 pm

      I think most of us are using our dinning space for exactly that I know that’s what we do at my parents and in mine I don’t have a dinning room

    • June 28, 2016 / 9:00 pm

      You’re most welcome and thanks

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