Mix it Up! The Dining Room Perfected
I’ve been brainstorming decorating ideas for our dining room.
I already have a few things in place – a sand-colored sea grass wallpaper from Kravet on the walls, a chandelier from Ballard Designs, and my trusty teal sideboard that I nabbed at Horchow years ago. So far so good!
The dining room table is giving me trouble, however. I inherited it from my great-grandmother and it’s a perfectly nice table! But I seriously do NOT know what chairs to put with it. It’s a conundrum.
I’ve been looking at pictures of dining rooms for inspiration and I do think I’ve figured out a foolproof formula that will help me finish the dining room. I see it again and again!
Here it is: Wood Table + Upholstered Chairs = Dining Room Perfection.
See? That table isn’t glass on top – it’s a very shiny wood. Paired with a yellowed burlap finished in nail heads. Just lovely.
Another example below – wood table + upholstered chairs! I am loving the green stripe on these chairs – what a fabulous idea. You could even glue-gun grosgrain ribbon onto your chairs if you were going to go for a less expensive, DIY option.
The Wood Table + Upholstered Chairs formula works well for any aesthetic. Look at this awesome retro modern vibe:
A few people I’ve decorated for really do not like slipcovered chairs. Maybe they thought the chairs looked less expensive? Well, I love the look! I think something like this could be a great option for our dining room:
This may be one of my all-time favorite dining rooms. The orange is just brilliant.
My wood table + upholstered chairs formula also works in reverse! If you have fabric on your table (eg, a tablecloth), then non-fabric chairs work best:
Here’s the idea again. Love these wicker chairs paired with the tablecloth:
Have you ever decorated with what you already have and weren’t sure how to make it work? It’s so much easier to start decorating from scratch, isn’t it??