This before and after is a serious testament to how a little goes a long way. We kept a lot of our same furniture, layout, and color scheme and just updated some key statement pieces. I’d say it’s quite a big change with very little effort, which is partially a miracle because nothing else in our house came together this easy!
There aren’t a whole lot of configuration options that work for the space since our dining room is connected to the kitchen and living room on the second floor. It’s bright and has a wide open floorplan, which we’ve always loved. If you read our design plan post for this room, then you already know how attached I am to our custom dining room table, too.
What I didn’t love about the room was that it felt very random and “college-y”, if you will. Yes, I made up that word, but you know exactly what I mean! Everything kind of seemed like a temporary home for random furniture and tabletop decor instead of having a cohesive feel to it.
So without further ado, here’s the scoop on our dining room makeover reveal! Same cat, same house, same room, different decor…
You’ll see that we kept the same bar cart and dining table that we had custom made by Merge Studios, but I switched out the old chairs and bench for new dining room chairs from Article.
If you’re in the market for affordable new chairs, you will LOVE these! They feel super quality, are a chic matte finish, only cost $49 per chair, and they come in a ton of colors. I really can’t say enough about them.
Behind the table we went for a closed mid-century sideboard instead of open shelving so that a) we could hide all of our crap, and b) it would be tucked away from future crawling baby hands.
I’d say one of my two favorite pieces in the room are the custom, colorful wall weaving that we had custom made from Shop Leo which is huge and amazing! Totally brings the pop of color that you know I love! The second would be the statement chandelier that we snagged from Wayfair.
Previously we just had one dinky recessed light in the ceiling, and this made all of the difference for making the room feel intentional and complete.
We also added the modern white wainscotting to the room whenever we had it installed for the living room makeover and fireplace.
Other than those key changes, the rest was all about switching up the little details on the sideboard for styling and what not.
I love the way it turned out and think it flows really nicely with the style of our living room as well, what do you think?!
Wayfair chandelier // custom wall hanging from // Article gold large pot // Article aloe green dining chair // Article walnut mid-century buffet // custom print from Framebridge // Article black leather walnut counter stools // gold oblong tray // Sherwin Williams Emerald Extra White Wall Paint // bar cart, old from West Elm // dining table custom made by Merge Studios // pink and gold marble lamp //