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Dining Room Inspiration from Pinterest

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The dining room is the next room that I want to tackle decorating.  The only problem is that I can't seem to find a table that I either like or that I think is a good price.  I don't think it would bother me so much that the dining room is empty if we didn't have an open floor plan.  (You can look at the dining room here.)  I see it all the time and it's a constant reminder that it needs to be decorated.

Our large open space is painted with Sherwin Williams Lightweight Beige.  For the dining room, I went with Sherwin Williams Sea Salt cut down to 50%.  I looked up some pins that had dining rooms painted with Sea Salt (granted theirs is darker than mine).  These pins embody the design aesthetic that I'm aiming toward.


I love the different shades of brown mixed in with this room.  And their light fixture looks like it's the same as mine--an oil-rubbed bronze.  Instead of putting a china cabinet in the dining room, I'm going to put a buffet/sideboard.



This dining room is a lot lighter than the one before, but I'm loving the rug.  Everyone right now is going with the dining room tables that are solid wood and look a little rustic, but I like how this table is much different.  My problem is that I can't decide on a table style!



I thought this was a cute little corner--love the colors brought in...gold, blue, and the black (although I don't own any black furniture and doubt I ever will.....just not my style).



Or do I want to repaint with something lighter than the Lightweight Beige?  I love lots of things about this room--the wall color, the color of the table, and the fact that there is a deer mounted on the wall!  Once I get our dining room furniture and start decorating, I will be putting a deer on the wall--I love the mixture of masculine and feminine and have seen deer mounted on a wall with china salad plates framing it.  I've actually seen two different people in real life do that in their home and it's looked really good.


My favorite place to get home inspiration is Houzz.  I used it a lot during the home building process and will use it a lot more than Pinterest when it comes to deciding on a look for the dining room.  Has anyone ever used Houzz?

Linking up with Jenn and Jessi today!

17 comments:

  1. I have looked on Houzz before, but not in a long time. I think I came across it via Pinterest! Good luck with your dining room. It can be so hard to find exactly what you are looking for. Can't wait to see how it goes!

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  2. I love your inspiration photos! The dining room is the next "big" thing that I'd like to do. We don't HAVE to, but I want to haha

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  3. Love these dining rooms!! So many wonderful ideas!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  4. I have loved Houzz even before Pinterest!! Your dining room will be incredible, great inspo!!

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  5. muy lindo.
    elena from Chile
    cafradi@gmail.com

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  6. Houzz is great for house inspiration! I would love to have a huge table that can fit 10 people for large family gatherings. One day, one day. Sounds like you know the kind of dining furniture you like. Keep your eye out for sales!

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  7. It has seriously taken us forever to decorate our dining room! In our first house we had a couple of years of nothing, then a couple of years of just a table before we bought chairs, but I'm happy to say that we have a lot more decoration now! I love the pin that's a little more rustic with the deer and ducks! It really is the perfect combo of feminine and masculine like you said!

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  8. Fabulous pictures, lady! I love the feminine and masculine mix.

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  9. Oh I love that sea salt color! I seriously think your house is the cutest, makes me so excited to have my own new house soon :-) Have you ever thought of just buying an old table and refinishing it yourself? We were just in a furniture store last weekend and dining tables are SO expensive!! You could find a great classic piece and stain it how you like probably for a tenth of the price! :-)

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  10. Houzz has great inspiration, I just always forget about it for some reason! We finally put a table in our dining room in November and I love having that space filled now. We're still working on the decorations though so I feel your pain!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  11. My dining room is currently my least favorite room in our house - the space is just awkward. :/ I love all your inspiration! Until we move to another house I can just adore others.

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  12. I usually don't like animal head decor, but that last one is so rustic and perfect! I could swap that sucker out for a gold antelope head ;)

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  13. I love Houzz as well! I used it for back porch inspiration when we added on. There are some gorgeous pictures on there!

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  14. I swear sometimes I wonder if we were separated at birth, lol. The majority of our house is painted with Sea Salt...wait for it...cut to 50%. It's a great classic color and will work with any style and color of furniture you pick out!

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  15. Your home is lovely. Thanks for sharing your hopes and ideas for the dining room space.

    I only just recently heard of Houzz and was intrigued. After reading your blog post, I'll have to check it out. :-)

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  16. Oh I love pictures two and three - gorgeous!

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  17. I love that you want to use deer heads on your wall-no other bloggers that I follow have said that! And I can totally get down with that aesthetic, especially since my husband and I love to spend time hunting together (occasionally!)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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