This is my dining room.
I like it.
Oh I admit I wish I had done some things differently.
If I were doing this room today I would do upholstered chairs.
When I was furnishing this room though our kids were younger and upholstered chairs seemed a bit risky.
The furniture here is quite formal.
I sometimes wish it were less so
but it kind of fits this old house.
The reality is I have bigger furniture fish to fry than my dining room.
Consequently, the furniture is staying.
But I am thinking about a new paint color.
I painted these walls red when we moved in ...
twelve years ago.
True I repainted them a different shade of red sometime after that
but they have been some version of red for twelve years.
I was hoping to get this room repainted before I threw a shower here last month
but it didn't happen.
Maybe that was a good thing though.
I was thinking a raspberry color.
Something like this.
a brighter spunkier version of what I have now.
Then again I am seeing so many pretty light and airy dining rooms.
Are red dining rooms over?
Some of these images have had me thinking outside of my usual color box.
I even like these blues. Now that is WAY out of my comfort zone.
Then again I really like this green with the yellow chairs.
and I would love a round table.
Here is a soft yellow.
Funny but it looks green when I put it on my blog.
Really, it was yellow.
But would a girl that named her blog Be Colorful be happy with beige.?
I don't know.
I do love some of those neutrals
and I liked the combination of yellow and green
I have to have some drama.
Not in my life
just in my decorating.
I think I usually like getting my wow factor from color.
Which takes me back to here.
I can always paint over it.
Then again, I kind of liked that blue.
What's a girl to do?