We moved into our house about 6 years ago and have slowly been redecorating. From day one I have hated our dining room! The room itself is great but it is SO red that I call it the Devils Dining Room! The wainscotting is a deep red and the wallpaper above it is a red and tan plaid (old owners did this). We were given the dining room table, hutch and oriental rug as a gift so we will be keeping those. I would love to make the room seem light and bright but I can't get rid of the rug. What do you suggest we paint the wainscotting and what to do with the walls above? I would also LOVE to get rid of the sconses (and the ugly tree- please ignore that). They were installed unevenly anyway. The only problem is we can't really do a chandelier because there is a an A/C vent over the table!!! My living room is next to the dining and it is painted Touch of Grey by BM so if there is any way I could incorporate that color into the dining that would be great but not necessary. I basically would love for the rooms to flow but even something bold in the dining room would be a welcome suggestion. Just remember the rug must stay. I also have no clue what to do about the windows but I can deal with that down the road. I just really want to get rid of all of that RED!!! Thanks! I have many more pictures from other angles.