4 Tricks that Make Your Dining Room Look Like a Million Bucks

Planning on hosting meals during the month of April? These decorating ideas will have your dining room looking upscale in no time!


Custom drapery looks far more luxurious than store-bought curtains that often look limp and lifeless. Going for custom drapes will give you more options on print and fabric content, and can be given an interlining, which adds fullness. Here, designer Miles Redd creates a lavish statement with turquoise silk drapery panels and a cornice.

interior design by miles redd via verandaInterior Design by Miles Redd via Veranda

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Header TextBy choosing one color to riff on throughout the space, your dining room’s decor will look as if you’ve made a decisive look with a distinct point of view. Be sure to vary the textures, and possibly throw in a subtle print like Jennifer Lopez did in her California home, to give the look dimension.

jennifer lopez california home photo by laura resen via verandaPhoto by Lauren Resen via Veranda

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rugAdding a rug that coordinates with your dining room’s current décor is an easy way to amp up the luxe-factor in a dining room. It can hide stains or blemishes on the floor and makes the space feel more complete, like this dining area by designer Schuyler Samperton.

design by schuyler samperton photo byPhoto by Victoria Pearson  via House Beautiful

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artworkA large piece of artwork makes a strong impression. If you don’t have the budget to buy an original piece, opt for a large-scale print. We like how this dining room’s chairs echo the colors in the piece of art on the wall.

photo by francesco lagnese via house beautiful Photo by Francesco Lagnese  via House Beautiful

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