Dining Room / June 22, 2018 / Laurette Gautier.
If your small dining area is tucked away in a corner, give it an instant update with a theme. Include flourishes of colour in accessories, soft furnishings and wall art to give the space its own character. Set against a white backdrop, a chestnut table brings a traditional, homely touch to the corner. Incorporate a bench, which can be neatly tucked underneath when not in use. It is also a great option for when you need to seat more than two people.
Mix it up style-wise for an eclectic country dining theme. Frame French windows with floor-length curtains in a cute teacup design then pick out a graphic colour-block rug in bold shades to tone with painted chairs and liven up the floor. To dress the table, throw on a chicken-themed tablecloth and offset with a selection of bright artisan ceramics in fresh blues and greens.
Set the scene for a casual dinner with a fun patchwork tablecloth in a design of checks, plains and stripes; you can recycle tea towels instead of using fabric to get the same effect. This dining room scheme of blues and reds continues with a retro style wallpaper, painted chairs and a patchwork cushion.
Warm up a rustic kitchen-diner with soft furnishings in a mix of disparate patterns and subtle autumnal colours to create a relaxed cottage feel. Mix warm tones that follows nature’s lead. Anchor the look with a signature tablecloth featuring a geometric pattern in burnt umber, then draw in the seating with a mix of cushions in earthy tones and different designs. Emphasise the lived-in and busy with plenty of glazed ceramics and kitchen accessories. Here, an ochre Roman blind adds a burst of warming yellow.
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