Consider me a broken record because I’m heading back into our dining room to share some different thoughts….
First….I FOUND THE CURTAIN. It was basically a crazy man hunt for this one curtain panel. It forced me to clean out my linen closet (wasn’t there but I purged all the things) and then I went through all my fabric (also wasn’t there but now that is organized) and I even went through my closet thinking it might have somehow landed in there (still nada but my maternity clothing is now partially packed up and it gives me TONS of room so #perks). Low and behold, it was in the dirty laundry….wrapped up in a different blanket that we never use which is why I wasn’t about to spend time laundering it. So now it is cleaned and waiting to be hemmed.
So right now the dining room is dark gray (it’s painted Benjamin Moore’s Secret) and I do love it but as I was going over the photos from the post earlier this week, I got to thinking….would it be fun to do shiplap in here? Maybe halfway up instead of the super traditional box molding? Or maybe all the way up but not in a farmhouse distressed style but super clean? I don’t know. I know I need a rug. And then I got to thinking…hey maybe I should just make a moodboard.
And then I did.
I made a couple.
The first one is very close to what the room is currently – dark gray (although the moodboard maker on Wayfair is not easily changed for background colors. What they got is what they got.). I love that some comments suggested a picture light in the place of the sconces and I really AGGRESSIVELY love that idea. I popped some art under it just to see if flanking art would work. Also I love the idea of a more contemporary rug in the space since I have more traditional ones nearby.
The second idea is with a little color on the walls. Like I said – this is what they had. And more of the contemporary rug situation but I am digging the lighter color with all that dark heavy wood. And also this is kinda what the chairs would look like with black legs. Whatcha think?! Also – I had to put a white curtain in there just to emphasis the fact that I found the dang panel. SO happy about that if you can’t tell.
Not that I would have hated ordering new curtains. There is nothing wrong with that idea 🙂
SO what do you guys think? I am just spitballing here with the ideas. Remember – no idea is a bad idea….unless it’s no curtain panels…then you are the master of terrible ideas 🙂