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?