How to make your dining room your selling point

Minimalist dining room with wooden refectory dining table and black dining chairs with two hanging green plants and black ceiling pendant light

As a nation, we are in love with an open plan kitchen diner, but the traditional separate dining room still has its part to play when selling your home. Do not skip over this – here we look at some quick ways you can upgrade your dining room making it more appealing to a potential buyer.

Large reclaimed wood dining table with monastery style legs and bright blue velvet armchairsPhoto featuring: Boston Reclaimed Wood Monastery Dining Table

Invest in some new dining room furniture. This is a way to instantly inject some warmth and style into your dining room. If the room is large then make sure the new dining room furniture fills the space correctly. Don’t cram an 8 seater dining room table and chairs into the room if a 6 seater would fit and look much better, add a wooden sideboard if you have the space to illustrate that there is ample room for a decent-sized table, not to mention some handy dining room storage – you need to keep the room balanced. A reclaimed wood dining table is a feature in itself and can be styled to suit a traditional home or a modern dining space.

Grey velvet dining chairs with buttoned backPhoto featuring: Bladon Velvet Dining Chair

If your budget don’t run to all-new dining room furniture then you can just upgrade the chairs – look at some different styles of modern dining chairs – you would be surprised at how just this can transform a room. A mix of a dining bench and upholstered dining chairs is a quick way to give the room a more modern feel. When viewers look at your house they will be thinking about how they would use this room to entertain their own family and friends.

Rustic dining table with refectory style legs with grey velvet buttoned dining benchPhoto featuring: Colette Reclaimed Wood Refecorty Dining Table

If your dining room is doubling up as a home office, schoolroom or playroom then no doubt there are things in there that do not really belong – tidy all objects and furniture away to their rightful homes! Consider restaging the room on viewing days; if buyers are expecting to see a room called the dining room this is what they will want to see!

Maybe the room would benefit from a lick of paint – if this is the case opt for something neutral – potential buyers will see it as more of a blank canvas that they can add their own colour scheme to without redecorating it first. This will also work for you, as you can add some accessories in a colour you like and take them with you to your new home.

Blue and white tall vase with green leaves on wood dining table with white plates and green linens

Dress the table – pick out an accent colour and set the table ready for dinner – show homes generally do this to show buyers how the room can look when entertaining guests but just also a table runner down the centre and a vase of flowers or some candlesticks will just make the room look so much more attractive and used.