Hey everyone! The original reason I started my blog was to document and remember all of my life happenings & I wanted to do that with our new home, too! Over the next few weeks, I am going to post pictures of each room in our house (and our exterior) and show what we have done and also what our future plans for the rooms are!! Today, I am starting with our Dining Room! When we first got the house, the room was red, and there were popcorn ceilings which we hated (see this post for more information)! Our first priority was to get the ceilings smoothed out, and to paint the room. *This post contains affiliate links. That means if you click and purchase any of the linked items below(not including Pinterest links), I will make a small amount of money off of your purchase. This will NOT raise the price of the item for you. Thank you for supporting The Berger Bungalow!
This is what the room looked like when we first purchased the house:
Here is the dining room with new ceilings and paint! OBSESSED!
Plans & Inspiration:
The room was originally red and had popcorn ceilings as you can see above. We took off the ceilings and painted a more neutral color that we love!
2. Get new lampshades [short term] & a eventually a new fixture.
In the next few weeks, we are getting lighter shades for the current fixture. I just feel like these are too orange for the room, and they are super dirty too. In the next year or so, I want to completely change the fixture. Here are a few fixtures that I’m loving:
3. Add a rug.
I prefer lighter colors to brighten up the room, so I am thinking that a light, neutral colored rug would be the perfect addition to this room!
4. Add a dining room table.
I LOVE custom made farm house tables, so I that’s what we are going to go with for both our kitchen and dining room tables. We haven’t decided on the exact look yet, but I think for the dining room, we are leaning towards a darker color throughout, and for the kitchen I think I want white on the legs! We have chairs picked out that look similar to these, but we are waiting to make our final decision when we have a table color picked out. How pretty is the tufted look, though?!
5. Add some decor, furniture and a plant.
I think a large, green plant in a corner would look perfect in here! I love the idea of cleaning the air while adding a touch of nature to the room. Also, I am wanting to find a few pieces for the walls and to put in the center of the table. I also want to add a buffet or china cabinet to add some storage space.
6. Add plantation shutters.
I am just not a fan of blinds, so the options are either to keep these and not be completely happy, or take them off and either add curtains, or plantation shutters. I love the look of plantation shutters and it adds a [small] amount of value to your home, so I think we are going in that direction!
7. Add a dimming feature to the light switch
This isn’t a huge task. It’s pretty easy to do and not expensive, but it also isn’t a priority, so we will see if it gets done! We want to do this throughout the house. It’s a small touch that will update the home a bit.
8. Maybe think about re-doing the floors
Let me be clear by saying that I LOVE the floors we have now. They are laminate wood floors and I never thought I would like them, but I really do. They are easy to maintain and they do not get scratched up like traditional hardwoods do. While I love them, I think that we *might* consider re-doing all of the floors downstairs and putting down traditional hardwoods throughout because it would add value to the home. So, this is still up in the air. It would be a big project to take on, so I think we would only accomplish this IF we stayed in it long enough (which hopefully we will).