This dining room makeover was so much fun for me that I went a little overboard. I hosted a giveaway on my Instagram account at the end of June. Sarah, the owner of this dining room won a free design board with sources.
I had such a fun time that I went a little overboard and gave her a little bit of a 3D dining room makeover as well.
Dining Room before Makeover
When I received Sarah's photos I was excited to get started because she has such a great base to start off of. Sarah's dining table and chairs set the tone already and I felt she only needed a few more items to really pull this space together.
Sarah also had some great ideas for what she wanted to see in this space. I think that's why I went ahead and did a mini 3D design as well. I wanted to see her ideas come to life and give her a little motivation to complete the space.
So excited! Attached are two angles of my dining room. I was planning on painting over the green with a light gray color, if that helps planning at all! The biggest things for me are the fireplace and the back wall. For the fireplace, I am planning on making a wooden mantle to retrofit over the brick shelf, and down the road doing a gas insert. For the back wall, I wanted to do something fun and bold. Either a darker, geometric wall paper or a picture frame wall! Also, the whiskey on the shelf is temporary haha I will be eventually need to re-stage it when those move.Sarah
Dining Room Makeover Inspiration
In my design, I brought to life Sarah's wood mantel idea, as well as the gas fire insert. As for the walls I went with a simple board and batten wall in a light gray to brighten the room and a fun geometric wallpaper on the top third of the wall.
I made sure to add the wall treatment to both walls in the dining room. Sometimes only doing one feature wall in a room can really make the space feel unfinished or temporary. Doing both walls really pulls the space together.
Sarah has great built-in shelving which is why I kept the back wall simple. The simplicity of the dining room will offset the busier shelves.
In the mood board, I added a white credenza piece that could sit on the back wall if Sarah needs more space. She mentioned moving the liquor so I thought a credenza would be a great spot to move it to. A credenza would also aid in serving when guests are over.
Dining Room Shelving Inspiration
I love a good built in and Sarah's are no exceptions. I would recommend painting the backs of the shelvings white to match the rest of the built ins. This will allow the items on the shelves to pop.
As for the built-ins, Sarah could use them to display a number of things; plants, water can, vases, dishes, cutting boards, picture frames as well as a few of her favourite liquor bottles.
My advice for shelves would be to keep it simple, empty space is key it helps the eye move nicely from one spot to the next! Less is more, just remember that and you will really pull this space together.
Thank you Sarah for the oportunity to virtually makeover your space! I really had a great time and hope this allows you to pull everything together and love your space again.