When I decorated my client Barbara’s dining room, she had too many chairs already and didn’t need anything more than new chair covers, an area rug and custom drapery.
But when I found this upholstered chair from Pier 1 (below) that would make her dining room feel much more collected and less ‘matchy-matchy’, she bought them right away.
Interior Design by Maria Killam
Barbara still has grandchildren who come for dinner so I suggested an off-white faux leather to re-cover her dining chairs.
Since her trey ceiling was so close to the dining room window, I recommended attaching side panels directly to the ceiling instead of a rod and rings since she didn’t need closing drapes here.
We chose a small scale blue and white check for the 3 1/2″ banding on the custom drapery.
Photos by Tracey Ayton
The wall colour is SW Agreeable Gray 7029 and the blue ceiling is SW Atmospheric 6505.
If you would like to inject your dining room with a new carpet and end chairs, here are some combinations to choose from:
If you still have yellow or pink beige in your living room but want to introduce gray, this is a good combination of both (above).
If your living room is decorated in gold, brown and rust shades from the Tuscan Brown Trend, this could freshen up your dining room.
If your decor is more muted with blues, browns and beige, introduce this chair and rug.
Decorating in silvery blues? Here’s a way to still keep warmth in the rug with the natural jute.
Stuck with pink beige but want to introduce a bright orange shade? Choose this combination to pull it all together.
OMG how awesome is this area rug from Anthropologie!
Remember to check the height of your existing chairs, there shouldn’t be more than about 2″ difference in height with your new end chairs.
In other words, it won’t look good if your regular chairs are 38″ high but then your new upholstered or funky, coordinating, end chairs are only 33″ high.
Here’s the good news about this post! If you missed the post about coordinating dining chairs and tables or you simply have a matching dining room set and want to make it more interesting, this is how you can freshen the whole room.
Which combination works in your house?
If you would like your home to fill you with happiness every time you walk in, contact us! We would love to help you choose colours, select the right combination of hard finishes or create a plan to pull your room together. You can find our fabulous e-design consultation packages here.