Our dining room has been a trouble spot in decorating since we moved into our home almost four years ago (see HERE).
I have loved our stark white walls but it has been a major factor in the room feel unfinished from the get-go.
Then add two small children, Jane and Ben. After dinner the place looks like a war zone, so adding a large area rug, which was my first instinct was absolutely out of the question.
I then started adding things to the table. A runner and pretty centerpiece that had to be removed every meal time looked great but just wasn’t practical.
This led me to trim work. I played around with a few ideas of shiplap, board and batten, or a whole wall of squares and finally decided on a grid. It seems like a no brainer now, but just one wall of trim helped the room feel inviting, cozier and finished….just what I was looking for.
It definitely needs that area rug eventually, but for this stage in life it’s a huge improvement!
I’ve also concluded fresh flowers in the middle of our table is the best centerpiece there is. Calmness among the crazy!
Hurray for one project being checked off our 2017 list. Next up is the kitchen and I can’t wait!