My dining space has always been tricky to decorate because it stands in the middle of a major freeway between the garage, family room, and kitchen. We don’t have a formal dining room – there is simply no need for our laid back family of five to have anything other than a casual dining space for evening meals. We nibble in the kitchen most of the time, don’t you?
However, I do like the idea of our dining space being dolled up for holidays or special guests. After all, it has a beautiful set of French doors and a view that leads to the rear yard. So a few weeks ago I decided to upgrade by adding some new window panels and a bench for additional seating. I’m returning to the peaceful calm of white because I find it so fresh and uplifting. Also, cream and white are such a nice contrast to rich dark wood, so I kept a purposeful neutral palette in our dining space. I added some taller silk curtains and a transformed Craigslist bench.
To some it’s plain, to me it’s perfect.