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Dining room decor ideas

halliegirl75January 12, 2013
Here is another area I want to change. It is a fairly new piece for me in the DR and I need help decorating it. Tray? Bowl? I have a hard time changing seasonal items since I already do this w a bowl on my kitchen table. Having a crazy career and 3 little kids makes finding time to decorate a tad limited. I do plan on a light tan/ khaki trellis rug under the table. Ignore the hideous chandelier.....it's a rental and I haven't changed it out since we are moving yet again.
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Notice how the black compote or vessel is oversized and dominates the buffet mirror. The metal tea light tree disappears in the mirror. Adding some sutle color will draw the eye and not get post in the mirror. Try a pair of candlesticks,along with a decorative box. Adding a floral or some greenery can bring a space to life.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 4:59AM
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I will upload a pic of my buffet. I love my antique dining furniture which was my Grandmothers. Your pieces are gorgeous! My photo is a bit on the dark side. Hope you can view it okay. I will also add pics of the rest of the room for fun. This room needs work too (esp my window area-yuck) but I am pretty comfortable with it overall.
    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 5:41AM
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Scott. You are spot on with my esthetic. I will look for a box and a pair of candle sticks. I was thinking of adding a little blue in this room and maybe I can accomplish that with those accessories and draperies. My thought was to add burlap panels too, but maybe I can get a little blue in a rug to coord. w the objects. I also want new chairs with linen fabric. Did you see my other post for help decorating my antique record cabinet? I'd love your input.
    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 6:10AM
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I think I might start out with a beautiful "dresser scarf"--a crochet, or silk, or linen? That will really set off any accessories you place on top of it.
Then, I would think about the accessories on top in sets of 3--large, medium, small-- for example: 1 large "birdcage thingy" that's on the floor, 2 med. candlesticks, and a small decorative box.
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