(Closed) Dining Room Decor Advice

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 17
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@AnnieAAA:  Thanks!!


….also, you can post this on Houzz and they have interior designers on there that are SUPER helpful and have some amazing ideas

Post # 18
7309 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Don’t lower the curtains, as doing so will make the window look smaller. Instead, get another piece of fabric (maybe in a dark brown) and have a seamstress add it to the bottom of your existing panels so that they are long enough to pool ever so gently on the floor. And I would replace your curtain hooks or conceal them behind a cornice. They are too casual for that chandalier and ceiling medallion.

You could add picture molding to the walls or a chair rail, just to add some architectural interest. And you definitely need to add crown moulding, a thicker baseboard, and a thicker door frame trim. The scale of your current baseboard and door trim is just to small.  

Another thought would be to stencil a tone on tone pattern on the ceiling or wallpaper it.

And add dark patterned slipcovers to the 2 chairs that sit on either end of the table just to offset them. if you want to go bigger, replace those 2 chairs with upholstered wingback chairs in a dark color with contrast piping or nailhead trim. Drool.

Post # 19
126 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I really love what you’ve done so far and don’t find it looks monotone.  It’s a classic contemporary look.  If you want colour I would add a bright runner accross the table and a lovely centrepiece of some sort…  A two-tiered curtain could also be nice.  We also have heavy gray curtains but we offset them with a flowy see-through type material. It might be nice to add a lighter/brighter fabric to your curtain rod the same coulour as your table runner.

Post # 20
4369 posts
Honey bee

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@AnnieAAA:  instead of sewing, you can use iron on heming tape. 

Post # 21
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think your dining room is perfect! I love the curtains and I wouldn’t change anything except to put some art on the walls.

Post # 22
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Beautiful room

Accent color with photographs/paintings and flowers with table settings.

Post # 23
870 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hang stuff on The walls before you anything more dramatic. You’ll be surprised how much finish that gives a room. The next step would be painting. The room is neutral in pretty much the same tone which is what’s giving some of that blah feeling. You got a great room overall. Just needs a couple tweaks to spruce it up!

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