Hi friends! If you’ve been following along on my little dining room table journey, then you know we recently sold our dining room table, kinda suddenly. I did a table makeover – HERE – to fill in the gap of not having a table, and give me some time to finalize the design plan. Well I’m happy to share I have design plan. Two actually! So I’m sharing them with you today, two dining room design board inspiration plans, and while I may not have everything finalized until after the holidays (that’s ok, who likes to rush anyways), you will start seeing some of this plan unfold over the next week or so. Are you ready to see?!
First lets back up just for one minute and recap on what our previous dining room table set up looked like, just in case you are joining me for the first time.
Now to be fair, I do play musical chairs with how I arrange my chairs around our table. Sometimes I put my Ikea parsons chairs on the end, and sometimes I swap it up with different wicker chair varieties. But here’s what it looked like this past summer before I said buh-bye. You can read all about why and how I sold it HERE, and if I’m being honest I was just really craving change. You know like the kind of change where you end up wanting to repaint every room in your house. Umm yeah, but more about that later.
Speaking of paint, our dining room was the first room I painted when we bought our house almost 7 years ago. I painted it Woodsmoke Gray by Glidden, and it’s the perfect medium shade of warm gray. And seriously it has stayed the same color this whole time! That is a record my friends. Every other room in our house as been painted at least twice if not 3 times – YIKES! I still love the color, but have been toying with painting it a new color. Remember, I mentioned craving change??
I created two different design boards to give you an idea of what I’m contemplating. One option is to paint the walls above our board and batten a dark charcoal gray. I have been loving moody paint colors lately, and since we have the board and batten treatment in our dining room, it would be a nice contrast.
Take a look at option 1 :
Option 1 includes a darker shade of paint, and a lighter patterned rug with an heirloom design that leans more towards a traditional feel. I paired it with some contemporary curtains and a rustic farmhouse table to keep it from feeling to formal. The table is from my round up post I did a few weeks ago of 10 Farmhouse Style Dining Tables you will love.
Option 2 has more of a simplistic masculine feel that totally appeals to my neutral loving self. I chose a darker rug paired with darker curtains. Since the main accents would be dark, I would either stay with the same paint color on the wall, or go a shade or two of lighter gray.
Decisions, decisions. Now is the time for you to cast your vote! Option 1 or Option 2. These are things I’ve been contemplating the last few weeks, and I just can’t decide. There’s things about options both that I love, but ultimately I can only pick one design.
Cast your vote, and leave a comment.
Also remember our dining room is open to our living room, and while both designs can feel cohesive with our living room, keep it in mind when contemplating your decision.
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