Creative Ideas for Dining or Kitchen Updates

As we dive into winter and entertaining festivities are in full swing, you might want to consider a few dining room or kitchen updates that will brighten the room and make it feel like a new space. Even if you can’t afford to redecorate your dining room, some small changes might not be a huge financial burden and can really help to update your space and make it feel like a completely different room in your home.


If you’re not in love with your current kitchen or dining room table chairs, try adding cushions to them. Cushions are a great way to change the look and feel in your kitchen, dining room, or breakfast bar. Bright colored cushions add a pop of color, and you can even pick a new pattern or texture that brings life to otherwise bland chairs.

If you can, find new dining room chairs to match your dining room table. There aren’t a lot of things that are taboo in the design world nowadays. Pairing modern chairs with an industrial wooden dining room table works in some kitchens. If you can afford to, buying new dining room chairs are a great way to update your dining room, without financing a new dining room table.


It may seem silly, but adding something new, even if it’s small can change the way your dining room appears. Try adding some new accents on an end table or even to a dining room table centerpiece.

Finding a new table runner, candlesticks or even holiday decorations is a great way to spruce up your dining room, without a huge bill. If you always have your dining room table set , it can be a great time to find a new table cloth or placemats, in a new vibrant shade. This is the easiest way to add a pop of color to the room. You could also add a pub table in a corner of the dining room, this can add a more casual feel and offers guests additional seating during holiday parties. 


If you do want to invest in a new dining room table, it could be the perfect time to start browsing. The holidays are over so there’s no immediate need for a formal dining room for the next few months. Look at tables, chairs and even sets. Dining room sets can be a great way to get deals on chairs and a table, while also keeping the design similar.


Have you ever thought about adding a rug in your dining room or even in your kitchen area? It can be a great way to add some warmth and coziness to a room or add a new dimension to existing furniture. Perhaps you could add a rug underneath the dining room table and chairs to make the room feel larger…or add a runner rug to a hallway for some added texture and color.

Consider the type of rug you get for your dining room, as you will be eating over it. Dinner parties have the potential to create a mess, especially with children around, the potential for spilled dishes and drinks is likely with large groups. Make sure that the fabric of the rug you choose for this space, lends itself well to vacuuming or cleaning. The fabric also shouldn’t be thick and dense for the purpose of pushing chairs in and out. There are a lot of options for rugs and knowing what look you are going for will help you decide the style and texture of the rug that will be right for your space.

There are many ways to update your home whether you are on a budget or not. Small changes can make big differences when it comes to presentation and feel of a room. Start small and focus on one room at a time, try different things and don’t be afraid to add some color. At California Stools Bars Dinettes, we have a great selection of dining furniture for your next home update! Check us out and discover your perfect dining set today!