The pandemic has further changed the housing landscape as many communities adopted shelter in place orders that required almost everyone to renew their leases. With about 12 percent of the population living in apartments, that’s a large portion of society that found themselves staying put even though they may have originally planned to move sometime in 2020.
If you’re tired of looking at the same boring apartment day after day, you can easily beautify your space on a budget while giving yourself something fun to do to pass the time while you’re stuck at home. Move through the apartment room by room updating the furniture and/or decor. The dining room is a great place to start because you can get dining sets starting at $182 when you buy at stores like 1StopBedrooms.
Here are some tips for choosing a new dining set that instantly updates your look.
Cafe style dining sets for breakfast nooks
Cafe-style dining sets are a great way to give your small dining room, breakfast nook, or dorm room a cozy but elegant feel. The chair and tables will be small, seating only 2 to 3 people. Usually, they are of metal construction, painted black, and have a simple but elegant design to the back of the chair.
You can decorate your small dining area to complement this set for a very low investment as well. It is easy to find or make cafe or coffee-related wall art, and if you have room for a console table you could add a coffee station as well.
Fashionable outdoor dining sets
If you have an outdoor dining patio, the right outdoor dining set can instantly beautify your space and make it seem more sophisticated and refined without breaking the bank. Getting outdoor furniture that has a wicker or rattan base is generally preferred and reasonably priced, and you can maximize the effect by choosing dark brown furniture. You won’t need any additional decor to complete the look.
Bar and grill style seating
If you have a small dining area or you just like a more cozy atmosphere, bar-style seating is the way to go. These dining sets include a small round countertop height table suitable for two to three people and two to three bar stools or tall dining chairs. Choosing those made of polished wood and leather upholstery gives sophistication to your room. You can finish out the look by adding artwork or neon signs from your favorite beers or other brands, similar to a bar and grill.
Create an instant formal dining room with the right dining set
If you are finding yourself needing to entertain more frequently, getting a luxury dining set is the easiest way to instantly update your dining room. There are many sophisticated dining sets available of different sizes, most seating 6 to 8 people. Paint the walls with subtle but sheer color, or find a suitable fabric wallpaper, then hang elegant wall art. Top it all off with an interesting chandelier or overhead lighting. Suddenly your family dining room is perfect for any dinner party.