5 Minute Room Makeovers, Part 2: Kitchen & Dining Room

This week I’m covering some easy and quick makeover ideas that will rejuvenate your home. First I covered the living room which had a lot of ideas that could be useful in other areas of a home as well, such as the tips on accessories and wall art. Today, we’re going to focus on how to update the kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is usually one of the most expensive and most time-consuming rooms in a home to make over, but there are some easy ways to change it up without much work at all. As for the dining room, you don’t have to get new furniture to make it feel new. Check out these quick makeover ideas to see what I mean.


Fresh flowers do good to liven up any space. It is something we suggest during open houses because people are naturally attracted to them. It’s an easy way to bring in color; just let nature’s own beautiful design do the work for you.

Changing out the light fixtures is a great way to update a kitchen and change the look of it a bit. The style of the fixtures can help sway whatever style you want going in the kitchen, whether you want to bring in some contemporary flair or make it more rustic.

Some new barstools can breathe new life into the kitchen. With so many styles to choose from, they can help give your kitchen a brand new look quickly and affordably, especially if you choose to refurbish the stools you already have by refinishing or painting them.

Cleaning our your cabinets and reorganizing them can make you feel totally renewed when it comes to your kitchen. Get rid of expired food and place ingredients in matching labelled containers for a perfectly organized look.


If you don’t want to spend a lot replacing your dining room chairs, then consider putting slipcovers over them. There are tons of beautiful options out there that can rejuvenate any dining room and offer a fresh look without breaking the bank.

A new chandelier can make you fall in love with your dining room all over again. For some dining rooms, the chandelier is the focal point, so have some fun choosing a new one or refurbishing your own. Just get a can of spray paint and change out the candles or shades if it has any.

Many people change out their table’s centerpiece for holidays, but who’s to say you can’t change it more often? There are tons of easy and affordable options for centerpieces. Vases, flowers and beautiful bowls are just a few options that can be purchased inexpensively at places such as Home Goods.

Tired of the same place settings you’ve had for years? Update them with some colorful new chargers and new napkin rings. These simple changes can boost your settings into stylish territory that your guests will admire.

Which of these ideas would you like to implement in your own home?

Warm regards,

Images {Kitchen: 1, 2, 3, 4}
{Dining Room: 1, 2, 3, 4}