Monday, June 13, 2011

Weekend Dining Room Revamp

Over the weekend I was looking at some decor sites on-line and images of rooms with zebra rugs. I LOVE zebra rugs, I think they can add such a POP to a room and go with all colors! I've had one in our living room and while I love it there, I decided to try it in our dining room. I tried it and it looked SO good!! So now I'm going to have to keep my eye out for another rug for the living room.

Also in our dining room was a colorful/modern painting over the buffet. I have loved it there, but I had an idea of something else that would go better with the zebra rug. For Christmas M got me a painting that I had seen and fell in love with of a lady in a wedding dress. We have had it in our bedroom since Christmas and while I have enjoyed it in there, I decided it should be out where it can be seen more! So I moved that into the dining room as well, and along with the zebra rug, it MADE the room!!

I like to keep the room clean and simple, without a lot of clutter. On the other wall is a gold sunburst mirror which I also love!

Other things I would like to do to complete the look of this room:

  • Paint
  • Different chairs
  • New light fixture
  • Window treatments

There are 2 more chairs that go with the table, but I thought it looked a bit crammed and since it's just the 2 of us right now, I kind of liked having only 2 chairs. When we have dinners I bring in more chairs that go nicely, but for everyday, I just have the 2 chairs.

I think painting the room will really make everything come together too, and now that I think this is the look I want to go with, maybe I can decide! I don't know what it is with me and painting, but I am SO indecisive when it comes to picking out paint colors! I go look sometimes and try to pick something out, but then I get so overwhelmed with all of the options. I think I want something in the neutral family - while I do love color I usually like to add color in accessories. I was thinking something in the greys, maybe even a grayish brown or a blue-ish gray - since the painting has a hint of blue.

What color do you all think I should paint this room?


Ashley said...

WOW! Amazing!!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I am IN LOVE with that rug!

I'maNolaGirl said...

Color is my design Achilles heel. Our entire house is painted in the same neutral tone because I can never commit to color. I'm looking forward to seeing what you choose.

PS - we have a zebra rug in our dining room and I LOVE it!

Nikosmommy said...

Love the zebra rug, I'd consider painting the room either a light grey-violet colour, a warm lemony yellow, a spicy soft pumpkin colour or a light-grey blue like you suggested!

jennifer said...

Keep the color of the walls the same. I love how the butter color pulls out the bottom of her dress and the lamp shades. You could do a blue color (maybe slate) on the window treatments to tie in the blues if you wanted. Just some food for thought. I LOVE the painting by the way!!!

Stevie Leigh said...

LOVE the colors and that painting is gorgeous!

So glad I stumbled upon your blog!

- S from Following the Walkers