Bored with your dining room? So you’ve got a table and chairs in there, a chandelier, maybe a cabinet or sideboard, and… what else? Here are 17 ways to elevate your look. 1. Add a little interest by painting just the lower half of the room. 2. Liven things up with a colorful rug. 3. Play with scale with an oversized lighting fixture. 4. Add some really wild wallpaper. 5. Make room for a low console, with books (or storage) below and objects d’ art above. 6.