Updating Your Dining Room for the Holidays (Part 1)

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If you’re wanting to update your dining room for the holidays, there are some simple steps you can take to get started.

If you’re planning to host Thanksgiving dinner at your home, you might be looking at your dining room and thinking you’d like to update it before everyone comes over. Even if you love its current design, any room can become a bit stale if it’s not updated or changed around regularly. Thankfully, you can get your home guest-ready without needing to start a major project or do a full remodel.

Quick Fixes

Even very minor changes can make a big difference in any dining area. If you’re not sure where you want to go with it, starting small can lead you in the right direction, or you may find that it’s all you need for your space to feel rejuvenated.

Clean & Declutter

First of all, do a deep clean. Give the room a thorough once-over, getting the furniture and floors nice and shiny. This is also a great time to declutter—clear out any old papers or stray items, and remove any decor that just isn’t doing it for you anymore. Sometimes all a room needs is a good old-fashioned cleaning spree. The newly-cleared room will likely feel almost new and you’ll be much happier with it. You can stop there if you’re satisfied, but there is more you can do if you feel like it’s still not there yet.

Shop Your Home

If you do a clear-out and find that your dining room now feels a bit empty, one option available is to “shop your home.” This simply means going around to other rooms of your home and looking for something that will fit into your dining room decor. It’s a great way to update two rooms at once and save yourself some money by avoiding buying new home decor.


A fun way to update your dining room’s decor is to undertake a small DIY project. Press some flowers from the garden, paint some of the furniture, or put together a new centerpiece for the table. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or extravagant, just something to liven up the space and bring in your own personal flavor. Get the whole family involved for even more fun!

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