If your dining room still looks exactly the same as when you moved into your apartment or home years ago, it may be a good time to modernize your table, chairs and accent pieces. Luckily it's not necessary to shop for a whole new dining room set in order to update your room. Here are some suggestions on how to update your dining room furniture without having to spend too much money on new pieces.
Nowadays, it is not necessary for the dining room table and all dining chairs to match one another. Wood tables are now sometimes surrounded by wicker or fabric chairs. Therefore, you could chose to replace your table but not your chairs and vice versa, depending on which is in better condition. Not all dining chairs around one table have to match one another anymore either. Therefore you could keep you current set but just add new armchairs on each end of the table. This can update the look of the current the set and provide you with add extra table seating for two more dinner guests.
If you like your current chairs but just think that they need a little extra care, you could add new seat cushions. You find cushions online or at furniture stores that you simply tie to the legs of the chairs. These will add both style and comfort. Another way to update your chairs is to add slipcovers, which are also available in a variety of designs. You could opt for plain white or even a fun modern pattern. If you want your chairs to all look the same, matching slipcovers can provide a uniformed look while masking any scratches or marks currently on the chairs.
A final way that you can easily make updates to your dining room furniture without altering your dining set is to add or replace your accent pieces such as your buffet or wine rack.