See how we transformed our formal dining room into a relaxed cottage-style room with plenty of casual seating options for family meals.
We first began our dining room project in 2015, long before I had my decorating style nailed down. As a result, I decorated in a way that wasn’t completely true to my style, and it showed. In 2018 we painted the tops of the walls a darker color and swapped out some accessories to truly make the space reflect our evolving style. The bold contrast and wood textures truly allowed this room to shine.
dining room projects
Click the photos below to explore our family room project by project.
dining Room source list
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Wall Color — Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal
White Paint Color — Benjamin Moore Simply White in Eggshell
Flooring — Read my dark hardwood floors post here, Similar Look Here
Window Shades — No longer available, alternative here
Wall Treatment — How to Plank a Wall Tutorial
Curtain Rods — Amazon Basics (these are a favorite!)
Curtain Clips — here
Linen Panels — similar here in white
Chandelier — similar here
Basket Art — various sources, similar here and here
Ladder Shelves — set of two, natural finish
Table — similar here, natural finish
Dining chairs — warm finish no longer available, gray wash for similar
Bronze Round Mirror — here
Wood Buffet — similar here
Bench — DIY tutorial or buy it here(and paint it white)
Tuscan Urn — similar, large
Vintage Brass Candlesticks — various sources
Woven Rug — 9′ 6″ x 13′ 6″