During the festive season, your dining room will become one of the main, integral rooms in your home. As it plays host to the most important meal of the year, along with the little ones, countless aunts, uncles, grans and granddads.

If you’d been considering renovating your dining room and giving it a new lease of light, now may be the perfect time of year to do so. Not only will the state of the wallpaper and that stain on the carpet be fewer things for you to worry about, but you’ll also wow your guests and create the perfect, welcoming environment.

You wouldn’t be alone in thinking that there couldn’t be anything worse than a home decoration project at this time of year. However, we’ve compiled some tips to help this venture be as stress free as possible.


DIY where possible

As costs during the holiday may add up quicker than you can count, a great idea to cut costs (and get things done at the pace you want) is to do certain aspects of the room yourself. This doesn’t have to involve transforming it from ceiling to floor all by yourself, but even little things like stripping the wallpaper can save you valuable pennies, and will also speed up the process.

Have a clear interior design in mind

Being as prepared as possible for any decoration project will help endlessly when it comes to finishing it on time (and staying sane!). Shop around and do research on dining room interior design ideas to find the best ideas for your taste and budget.

Also remember practically aspects, which can be important if you have a large or young family. The dining room can get pretty hectic at the best of times, and Christmas is certainly no exception. Aim to keep it as bright and airy as possible, to reflect an ambiance of calm and relaxation.


Make sure you get the main aspects right

The main aspects generally being:

  • Flooring
  • Wall decor
  • Lighting
  • Furniture

If you choose a floor and wall design that you are happy with, chances are the rest of the project will seem a lot easier. These tend to be the most time consuming aspects of decoration too, but also the most satisfying.

Consider unusual yet fashionable flooring, such as parquet flooring UK with thesolidwoodflooringcompany.com, to create a timeless and sophisticated feel to your space. For the walls, why not have a ‘focus wall’, created by strong, patterned wallpaper to create an interesting element to the room? Focal wallpaper doesn’t necessarily have to restrict to floral patterns either. In fact, striped wallpaper can add a really interesting and modern element to any room.

Aim to keep clutter to a minimum in your renovated dining room, and you’ll soon see the endless benefits. As a ‘high traffic’ room in your home, where people come and go very often, you will want to keep the space feeling open and inviting, rather than cluttered, unorganized and busy.