Our new dining room is pretty much my favorite room in the house, which is why I decided to share it first! The kitchen is a close second, and will probably be numba one once it gets spruced up a bit!
So, the dining room is directly off of the main entrance way, I guess you could actually call it a foyer! Holy crap. I have a foyer.. you know what that means? That means I'm fancy. GUYS. I AM FANCY. **Pinky Up**
Okay, funs over. Pinky back down so I can continue typing. You guys keep yours up.
The reason that the dining room is my favorite has to be both the really pretty moldings, and the overall symmetry of the room. I love symmetry. When I was younger there was a house we always used to pass that was completely symmetrical. It was to me what that big ol' hot pink Dream House is to Barbie. I loved it. I wanted it. I needed it. Symmetry makes me happy. I am a self-proclaimed weirdo.
Now that we've gotten that settled, let's take a look at my new dining room!
So what do you think? It's a pretty nice space to work with! Especially since we've never had a formal dining room before yet we have hosted Thanksgiving for both my family and Aaron's for the past 2 years. THIS YEAR we will not have to move out the current table and chairs and replace them with ugly folding versions just to fit everyone. THIS YEAR we will not all be crammed into one tiny living area. THIS YEAR we will not eat on paper plates (maybe - HAHA). THIS YEAR we will still eat as much food as we did last year and the year before that!!!!! THIS IS MY YEAR PEOPLE! The year of the dining room. Can you tell I'm excited?
However, this will not be my year if I do not 1. Buy a dining table. 2. Paint/Beautify/Decorate the room.
I've got a lot of work cut out for me, but I am so excited about the possibilities! I also have already dreamed up the entire space in my head so now I just have to make it a reality!
I'm going to share my idea with you guys soon, but first wanted to get your opinion. I'm a little torn on what to do with the wall color. Do I go dark and moody? Or light and bright? If I went light and bright, I would do an accent color on the ceiling. If I went dark and moody, I'd keep the trim and ceiling bright white, and just paint the upper half of the walls.
What do you think? Do you prefer a dark dining room? Or something light? Or do I go totally crazy and wallpaper the upper half?! HALP!