We are so excited to have our new light fixture up in the dining room & now it's time to decorate! The light fixture is from Lowe's, crazy affordable for a sputnik style light, but it only came in silver so we gave it a makeover with a few coats of Rustoleum Metallic Bronze! We painted the walls & will have the trim all touched up with a coat of bright white next week. I feel like this room has been one of the hardest, we have been in our house for over two years & I've never been able to figure out how to decorate this space. It is obviously set up to be a formal living & dining room, but nothing about our house is formal. The girls use this space more for playing, we spend a ton of time in it & the dining room table is mostly covered in art supplies. I want to make sure that this room is practical more than anything, which rules out pretty glass candle holders on the table or large trays full of fun accessories that end up taking up too much space.
I think that dining rooms are hard to decorate. Unless you have already beautiful architecture or large windows with lots of natural light, I feel like I never know what to put on the walls. I am torn now between doing a small gallery wall with mismatched frames, a gallery wall on a long photo ledge, or just looking for a narrow white sideboard/buffet. I love the last option because it would be nice to have a little surface area for lamps or candles, but the storage would also be nice. I have been scouring craigslist but no luck so far! ;) I love this wall mirror & think it would be so fun to pair with some more framed art propped up on a sideboard.
Does anyone else love flamingo/bird art? I have been obsessed with that last space forever!
What are your thoughts/suggestions? We have a blank slate right now ready for accessories!