My poor dining room is so overlooked. It’s the first thing you see when you enter my house, as we have an open floor plan. The room needs some umph! So, this week, we’re doing a home-fashion Fashion Friday on Julieverse, and I need your help.
Here are a few pictures of the surrounding area. There’s no wall between the living room and the dining room, and the hallway is also part of the open floorplan. The room is painted in a color called Monterrey–it’s a green. Our living room is so monochrome with the deeper green couches. The pillows have touches of blues and the art has touches of reds and blues.
The dining room has the same Monterrey paint color. The rug under the table has greens, really subtle oranges and neutrals. (It’s a very neutral rug.) The furniture, obviously, is dark wood and the trim, white.
So this is where I need your help. I want to bring a little more blue into the room for that umph I need. I ordered about a dozen swatches from Smith & Noble and can picture tighter Roman shades over the top of the bay window. I’ve narrowed that dozen down to four.
I’m also at a loss for what to do with the huge wall over the table, directly across from our entry. I’ve considered giving the kids canvases and a few colors of paint and telling them to go to town. I’ve looked for paintings. I thought about a tapestry. Or a series of sconces. It’s just a big wall, and I want to fill it right.
Can you believe I’ve lived here 12 years and I’m finally being realistic that it’s just time to do something to finish this room? It drives me crazy every time someone enters our home. It’s one of a few unfurnished areas and I’m just ready to get something in this house done.
I’m looking to you, Internet. Guide me in my decision. Which swatch do you like best for my window treatments? And share any other ideas, especially ideas for that big, blank wall.
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