A stylish dining area can truly make an apartment feel like a home. As a place to gather, there’s nothing quite like enjoying dinner with friends in a calming setting.
However, dining sets can have a high price tag and it can feel daunting to invest in a piece that you’ll have for years to come. To create your dream dining room in a cost-effective way, here are some tips for sourcing pieces.
Thrift a Table
Thrifting is a great way to find pieces that are not only affordable but unique. They have a history, which can make them even more special. Head to your local consignment or antique shop to peruse their offerings. You can also see if your area hosts antique shows, which bring together local dealers who are experts at sourcing artisanal pieces. Or, sites like Facebook Marketplace can connect you to people in the area who are looking to offload their items for a fraction of their original price.
If you’re feeling ambitious, let your next DIY project be updating dining room chairs. Head to a consignment shop or find an affordable set at IKEA. Whether you’re staining, painting, or reupholstering, going the DIY route will let you customize your pieces. We are loving this informative video on how to reupholster your chairs.
Substitute Chairs for a Bench
The cost of chairs can add up. Typically, if you swap out chairs for a bench, you’ll save some money. Also, dining benches offer a rustic, farmhouse feel that will make your dining room stand out. We are loving these offerings from Crate & Barrel.
Once your dining room is all set up, why not host a spring brunch to celebrate? Click here to find a few seasonal recipes we’re eager to try. Or, if you’re seeking a new apartment that is ideal for entertaining, reach out today! We would be happy to arrange a tour of a Lincoln community near you.