Give Your Dining Room Chairs Some Flair

You mastered the basics on centerpieces last week–now it’s time to learn how to give your dining room chairs some pizzazz (without breaking the bank!). Try these easy looks by mixing a few things you already have with some new budget-friendly items.

Step 1: Use your living room chairs in place of your dining room chairs! Or if you are lucky enough to live in a location where outdoor dining is an option, you can even bring them outdoors if the weather allows for it.

Step 2: Embrace your surroundings. For a nature-inspired party, use old tree stumps as dining stools. If you are feeling especially crafty you can spray paint them gold or a vibrant hue for an unexpected pop of color.

Step 3: Consider how formal or casual you would like your party to be. If you’re going for ultra glam get-together, for example, drape faux fur fabric over your dining chairs for a luxe look. One yard will be enough to cover the seat–no need to purchase throw blankets.

Step 4: In lieu of dining chairs, arrange cozy pillows around a beautifully decorated coffee table. Note: This should in no way resemble the overly casual “eating by the TV” routine you may occasionally get into!

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