Slowly room by room I am trying to makeover my house, it has been 8 years since I have painted/decorated and it is time for some TLC. My least favorite room in the house is my dining room, it is a disaster. I am trying to lighten and brighten the paint/colors in my home. I have a very open floor plan. I have attached pictures of the kitchen looking into the dining room (the kitchen color I like and plan to keep). The dining room color is a free for all. I would happily change it, the only thing that has to stay in the dining room is the table (cannot be painted- but I will refinish it in warmer weather), the chairs need to stay but can be painted and seats I will put new fabric on. The chair rail and picture molding needs to stay and I prefer white. So help!? I need a new paint color (if necessary) and some ideas for curtains, chair fabric, wall art and anything else you can think of. I like simple design, if I had to pick a style I suppose it would be casual country or cottage, but I am not a knick knacky person. :) Some of the other colors I have in my house are a very pale cream yellow, light khaki and a very dark brown. I really like red, turquoise, green and brown. I posted a picture of my favorite rug in my family room too.... so you could see my "style" if you will. All ideas are welcome!