People often ask how much they should budget for their dining room furniture, we list some sample budgets below. I like to stress that it’s good to shop for discounted furniture, and to make sure to allow for window treatments, art, rugs, accessories, and perhaps a new chandelier! By discounted I don’t mean the typical furniture store “clearance sale”. I’m referring to showroom samples, designer warehouses, etc. where you can get very high quality furniture at substantial savings!
They can also help you with mixing furniture from different collections…..to get chairs that compliment but do not match the dining table. For example, I saw a breathtaking Henredon dining table recently marked down from $3,400 down to $300! It was not damaged, it was just a return and the store had already made it’s money by charging the original buyer a huge restocking fee.
|Dining Room AFTER above|
Before buying a new dining set, keep in mind that furniture is only part of what the room needs to feel “finished” or cozy & welcoming. Below are two sample budgets with before and after dining room photos to emphasize the need to plan & budget BEFORE you shop!
Dining art, lamp, custom drapes, and a new paint color on the wall add to the look
Once the chandelier is upgraded the room will be complete!
|Dining room BEFORE|
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When it comes to budgeting for your dining room, know that even a bargain table from a consignment store or outlet can look amazing if it’s in a room with beautiful paint, fabrics, & art. A big dining budget doesn’t necessarily dictate whether the room will look amazing, it’s more the personal touches that count!