Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dining Room Decorating Ideas

I really have to say a big, HUGE "Thank You!" to all of you who gave me ideas for what to do with my dining room. I did have some ideas of my own going into this Dining Room Makeover, but as the saying goes, sometimes "two heads are better than one", and I really wanted to hear what you all had to say! It was so much fun to read through your creative suggestions, and imagine all of the possibilities!! So, Thanks! :)

This is an inspiration board I made up to share the "feel" of the new space:

Here's what I'm going for:

The look in my home is what I've termed "Fresh Classic". A more modern, clean, updated look with traditional bones. Add in a little dash of vintage and coastal and garden elements, and you have my style!

I really gravitate toward neutrals with pops of fun & seasonal color.

Wood floors and table will contrast nicely with light creamy colored walls and white slipcovers/clean-lined skirts on the chairs.

Full curtain panels with trim at the inside edges will hang floor to ceiling. Bamboo shades will also be used.

Add in color and texture with a possible sisal rug, artwork of pressed ferns, colorful fabrics & table linens, accessories & flowers.

Find a vintage/antique sideboard & paint (black? a color? who knows??), and hang a large mirror above with artwork and sconces flanking.

A new chandelier (still narrowing down) & lamps will go in the room too.

There you have it!

I can't wait to get started!!!


{oh, and if you're wondering what happened with the dropcloth project experiment....let's just say it didn't quite work! bummer. i was hoping to save a lot of money with this one, but hey --

as thomas edison said,

"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward."

so....guess i'll be trying something different & coming up with a NEW project for that dropcloth!!}

Have a great day!


Richella said...

It'll be such fun to see what you do in here, Stacey! It's nice that you'll keep the backdrop fairly neutral so that you can add pops of color seasonally or just as you want to!

MamaSue said...

The sideboard might look good in a robins egg blue...maybe. I love black too. Thanks for the inspiration...Susan

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I love your inspiration board! You have such great style that I know when your done it will be so beautiful! That quote is such a great one and I need to remember that.

Hugs to you,

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I know whatever you do, it will be fabulous!! :)

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Beautiful ideas Stacey! Love them all. :)

Nancy said...

It sounds like you have a great vision for what you want to do with that room. I can't wait to see how it turns out!


Cheryl said...

Have fun creating the new dining room. Looking forward to your finds and the end result. Sorry to hear about the drop cloth project.

Sarah Robbins said...

Looks like lots of great ideas! Love all the creams and neutrals, so pretty and timeless.