There are days when I have no desire to decorate or do anything different in my home. And then there are days (or months) when I’m chafing at the bit to open a can of paint and get creative. That’s how I feel right now and this time, my eye is on redecorating the dining room.
If you read my blog regularly you might know that I gave my big dining table to my daughter. The deal was that she needed to host holiday dinners at her house. I agreed to help cook though. I then ordered a round dining table to replace it. So now I’m looking at inspirational photos for ideas on redecorating the dining room once the table arrives. I love the scalloped light fixture and built-in shelves in this cozy space.
I’m still waiting for my table to arrive from Pottery Barn – hopefully before Thanksgiving. When I was a kid our family dining table was a really large, solid wood pedestal table. It comfortably fit all seven of us. So now while I’m planning the new space, I’m reminded of family meals from childhood.
Slipcovered dining chairs create a little more formality. I prefer them over upholstered chairs that are hard to clean if food gets dropped on them. At least you can easily remove the slipcovers and wash them. I still haven’t chosen my chairs yet. Mostly because I can’t make up my mind.
This dining space pulls at my heartstrings. I love its warmth but with all the windows, it’s not too dark.
Here’s a pretty dining room for those of you who enjoy coastal style. Light blue walls, linen slipcovered chairs, and a rich, dark wood table.
Windsor chairs (a favorite of mine) gather around a gate leg table.
Banquettes are a great option for round tables. This cozy dining nook can enjoy warm fires on wintry days.
Here’s another banquette with a pedestal table. The sailboat is a great touch against the brick wall.
Dining ’round this table affords views of the water outside. Pretty chairs, a unique chandelier, expansive windows, and vintage bottles in shades of green create a perfect spot to gather for meals.
There’s plenty of inspiration available for redecorating the dining room. Now I just need to choose some chairs to go with the table when it arrives.
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