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5 dining rooms that prove you can transform a space with just paint

These dining room ideas will persuade you to get creative with colours and update your space this weekend...

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(Image credit: Earthbourne)

Looking for some quick dining room ideas that will transform your space in just a weekend? Well you are in the right place because we have rounded up five lovely looks that just use paint. Yep, easy peasy DIY updates right here. 

Unless you use your dining room daily, they can be spaces that get a bit neglected, or only used for special occasions like when you cook a fancy meal (read: the ones where you actually use a recipe). But we think they can sure be lovely spaces that deserve your attention for just a few hours by being given a bit of a makeover. 

Keep reading to get inspired and don't miss our dining room ideas feature for plenty more style advice. 

1. Go for soft creamy peaches in your dining room 

Dining room ideas

(Image credit: Earthbourne paint)

For those who love a light and airy feel but would rather have a hint of colour instead of all white, try a soft cream with a pale blush for your dining room colour scheme. These pretty tones from Earthborn, Up Up Away and Peach Baby are subtle and sophisticated, they will lighten up a dark dining room and the window border gives it a modern element. 

2. Pick a brave bold red with a clean white

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(Image credit: Benjamin Moore)

If you feel like being brave then go for a bright red like Benjamin Moore’s, Caliente, yes, it’s bold, but boy, look how amazing it looks! The key is to balance it out with white – the woodwork, table and flooring all stop this look from becoming too overwhelming. The stylish retro chairs add warmth, and we’re a big fan of fresh blooms here, so treat yourself and create a fab arrangement like this one.

3. Choose the classic grey and pink décor combo

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(Image credit: Annie Sloan)

The walls in this gorgeous dining room are painted in Annie Sloan’s Château Grey, a ‘greyed green’ that has warming tones and a trad feel. The table is a mixture of Scandinavian Pink and Old White, which gives it a beautiful aged look. Painting furniture is a great way to update a tired scheme, and Annie’s paints are no-fuss so you can paint straight on top of the wood. Give it a go and match your chairs to your walls! 

4. Create a sunny dining room with yellow paint

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(Image credit: Crown)

Missing your holidays abroad? Create a Mediterranean feel in your dining room with Crown’s Mustard Jar, a very cheery shade that will definitely lighten your mood. It looks great with black accessories and we love these woven backed chairs and Scandi style table. Look out for tableware that has a Med feel – textured earthenware and linear designs and team it with natural linen napkins. 

If you love this space, check out our yellow room ideas

5. Paint your dining room a stylish green

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(Image credit: Sainsburys)

Green is the perfect dining room colour, especially olivey, sage greens that add drama but still have quite a neutral undertone. This bold shade looks equally great with pastels and brights – like the cerise runner and electric blue chair. Brass will also look fabulous and why not add in some floral plates for an Old Masters look. For a similar green try Little Greene’s Sage & Onions. 

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