Dining Room Side Table Decor

Dining Room Side Table Decor

DIY Blogger Michael Wurm Jr of Inspired by Charm tells Glidden® you don’t have to choose between functional and stylish- you can have both!
Let’s talk about decorative dining room side tables. This room can be a very active place, so coming up with functional yet stylish side table decor is a must. Over the years, I’ve been able to create a system that works well for me. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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One area that I love in my dining room is the bar cart—a must-have piece if you like to entertain, and they’re available at most home decor stores since they came back in style. I was lucky to pick mine up at a local thrift shop for five dollars. It’s an old metal school cart that is both functional and decorative. It’s the perfect size for storing all of my bar essentials. Plus, I can throw in a few decorative items like books, a plant and other unique side table decor pieces that are easy to move around when I’m ready to entertain.

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For a fresh take on a side table, my shelf and cupboard combination does the trick. Here, I made two shelves using some brackets and boards that I painted white. These shelves allow me to display some of my side table decor items, along with nicer entertaining items like cake stands, pitchers and glassware.

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The cupboard below is handy for hiding any dining room essentials that I don’t want to look at on a daily basis, giving me the flexibility to display my side table decor. To paint this piece, I chose a bold green (similar to Glidden paint’s Misty Emerald Lake) for a pop of color against my dining room’s deep grey and white walls (for a grey, try Elegant Charcoal). The combination works beautifully.

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I also enjoy changing my side table decor seasonally. This past holiday season, I turned the area into a hot cocoa station for a warm and tasty treat that my guests absolutely loved.
These are just a few tips and tricks for how you can add stylish and functional decor to your dining room side tables. How do you decorate your dining room?