When we finished the extension work nearly 2.5 years ago now there was still finishing touches that needed to be made. What is the dining room now was being used as a makeshift bedroom for Thing 1 whilst his bedroom was being constructed! Once we moved him out into his new room we did paint the dining room and bought a new table but it was very bare and boring.
I've recently been scouring the internet, Instagram, Pinterest and lots of websites to find my inner interior designer! I'm thinking, with lots of help, I may have found something but Laurence Llewylln Bowen I am not.
I've had this image in my head and I am hoping to make a real effort with the dining room that will then rub off on the rest of the house. There are lots of rooms that need revamping but I need to start somewhere.
So, after lots of Googling and visiting lots of websites and discovering new and wonderful products and brands I think I've settled on furniture, lighting and accessories, or at least made a good start.
I'm going for a monochrome theme for the dining room. Keeping it simple and neat with lots of accessories, prints etc...
The dining room already houses the home PC on an Ikea Kallax unit which will stay but will be placed elsewhere in the room. I'm wanting the main focus of the room to be back onto the dining side of things rather than the home PC being the main attraction like it is at the moment. With just a small adjustment of new Drona storage boxes to go in the Kallax unit to match the black and white theme.
Our existing dining table is only a couple of years old but very rickety and falling apart and is also too small for all of us to sit around comfortably. I have found the Ikea Bjursta extendable table in white and grey eames style chairs on eBay which I think will look lovely and we will all be able to sit comfortably around the table together. I've also got my eye on a storm grey Stokke Tripp Trapp chair for Thing 5 so he can reach the table nicely and join in with family meal times.