Remember when I shared my master bathroom remodel back in January? Well, I discussed in that post never feeling as if the room was complete with the decorating and finishing touches so I put off sharing the end result with all of you for months and months. Taking a house and making it a home can take plenty of time, money and hard work. Although we are more than willing to put in the effort, it’s the time and money that can sometimes leave us limited.
We finished painting our dining room a couple months ago now, but I haven’t felt comfortable sharing the reveal just yet. We would still like to get a rug for under the table, a new centerpiece, finish painting the baseboards and hanging the curtain tie-backs, but life is short and I don’t want to wait even another day to show the progress we’ve made so far. I don’t have any great ‘before’ pictures, but I thought the following would give you a glimpse into the dark gold paint that was in the room before and the new brighter blue we have now.
When I started researching paint colors for the dining room, light blues started standing out as a color I was drawn too. For the most part, our downstairs is filled with neutrals of tans, beiges, whites and gray, so adding a bit of color was a new concept to me. Although I still consider this more of a neutral canvas since it is so light, I love how it took a darkened area and completely brightened up one of my favorite rooms in the house. Plus, the light blue is a breath of fresh air by adding a subtle pop of color.
These table linens from Pottery Barn were the inspiration behind finding the exact blue I wanted for the walls. I loved the classic design on the placemats and napkins, and the light blue within the pattern was the perfect shade so we just ran with it. I purchased these linens for 40% off and am obsessed with the way the design ties the room together.
I found these ivory cotton window drapes at the Pottery Barn Outlet for more than 60% off a couple years ago and have been saving them ever since. At first I thought they would look a little boring, but with the blue walls and patterned table linens it brings back a nice basic and neutral canvas to the room.
Along with the blue, I really wanted to keep a southern and hint of coastal theme tied to the room. I found this huge sea grass mirror at Home Goods and completely fell in love. I was looking for a large rectangular mirror with a coastal appearance and it did the trick. The best news of all though was that it was only $60! A similar mirror that is half the size at Pottery Barn is $200+. This mirror is one of my favorite home finds for both look and price to date!
I wanted a rod with character and this one definitely has what I was looking for. I fell in love with the subtle Southern twist it contributes to the look! It’s funny how much charm something as simple as a curtain rod can bring to a room. I found this rod at Target for around $40. I purchased one for the dining room and one for my living room, which is right next to the dining room.
Other pieces I already owned includes my Crate and Barrel wine rack, which was a Christmas gift from my family that was on our wedding registry, the table and chairs set, and the pot rack my dad made for me as a Christmas present last December.
- Are you a Home Goods shopper? Tell me about the best piece you’ve ever found while Home Goods shopping!
- What color pallet is your home? Do you stick to neutrals or do you like to add pops of color to your rooms?
- Tell me about your dining room and what you either love or would like to change about the look?