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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Three Ways: Adding Colour To Dining Rooms

1, Emma Lee | 2, Oliver Gordon | 3 | Sponsored by Direct Line | All opinions and layouts my own
I couldn't resist but brighten up these now all too familiar dark days with some colourful ideas for accessorising in the dining room. The dining room is a really great place to experiment with colour, especially with bolder hues, as you don't have to live with it all day, everyday. First up, why not experiment with your tabletop linens? By adding colour in this way through textiles you can swap out different designs and colours as you wish. The lemon hues seen here are perfect for livening up the dusky pink hue of the walls. Alternatively, you could turn your attention to the upholstery around the dining table. In the second space we can see how a nautical-inspired stripe fabric adds graphic colour to the all white space. Finally, if you want to add a surprise addition of colour then the third space is for you. Pulling out a chair for a guest to reveal this hot pink hue will give instant wow factor. Be sure to protect your dining room with home insurance. Which colourful dining room idea do you like best?

30 comments:

  1. I'm loving the reupholstered chairs. They are so fun!

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  2. I love the idea of contrasting or highlighting chair legs for that 'surprise' touch!
    We have a deep burgundy painted feature wall in our dining room and I always love its effect. A bit dated I suppose but it works for me!

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  3. I love all of these ideas for updating your dining space. The
    Striped chairs look fab but equally love the rustic feel of the first room xx

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  4. Love love love the last images table legs!
    Xo from NYC
    designmyheartout.com

    morgan

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  5. Although I love the upholstery & paint, I have to say the most versatile example is the tablecloth. Whether it is a tablecloth, china or accessories the easiest way to brighten a room is with pieces that can easily come and go with the mood or season. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. I LOVE gorgeous table linens, but they really can get so pricey. Thanks for the great reminder that a beautiful piece of fabric is all I really need to adorn the table!

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  7. i love that tablecloth! i can't wait for you to see the plans i have to bring color to our dining room soon! cheers, sarah yates

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  8. I love the upholstered chairs! I wonder if I could do the same with mine for our new home... Thank you for the beautiful inspiration, Will!

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  9. Love the idea of painting! I also love the chandelier in the first pic- fab!

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  10. I'm about to paint my dining table lettuce green...black just isn't cutting it this rainy season! Love that yellow dip-dyed table cloth...great ideas!

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  11. I like the third idea best -
    love surprises and colors! And that blue rabbit..
    could come live with me any day!

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  12. @Laurie, Rachel - Aren't they just; the bold mix of blue and red work so well.

    @Maryann - If it works for you then that's the key! :)

    @Morgan, Hannah, Banebakken - I know, such a fun idea, right?!

    @Jackcynredesign - Yep, it's true, linens are a fab way to bring a new feel to a dining space.

    @Camille - I often use fabric instead of buying tablecloths, like you say they can be so expensive!

    @Sarah - I'm so excited to see!

    @Maria - I'd love to see your chairs if you do decide to reupholster them!

    @The Old School Market - Sounds fun! I think the yellow dip dye works so well with the black accents.

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  13. Love the yellow/white tablecloth. Definitely looks DIYable x

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  14. @Claire - I agree! Let me know if you try it out! :)

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  15. Brilliant ideas, I love the last one, painting just the legs of a chair, it looks really striking. I have those exact chairs, I might have to try it.

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  16. Its all about number one for me. That light fixture? Agggg, I die!!!!

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  17. Loving all the ideas but if I could have that exact first look I'd be sooo happy! Well, maybe with different flooring ;)

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  18. All fab ideas Will! Love those chairs but am particularly digging that great antler light number in the first shot! Have a great day :)

    Abbey x

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  19. That gorgeous all the photos we like ...

    http://idehadasinteriorismo.blogspot.com

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  20. The tablecloth is my cup of tea! Love it.

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  21. Love the first one..so simple and perfect! xx meenal

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  22. I found your blog through Oh, Hello Friend blog. I am so glad I clicked on your link.

    Your home decor ideas are awesome!

    I look forward to your posts. :)

    www.sewlola.etsy.com

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  23. That ombre tablecloth is by far my favorite thing on any blog, anywhere this week. Amazing!

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  24. Adore the fun antler's chandelier. So unique and playful!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  25. Loving that whole Dip- Dyed trend that I keep seeing popping up - great tablecloth

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  26. oh, the tablecloth is amazing. I love the top pic xxx
    leah @ sangthebird.com.au

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  27. I love the dyed cloths and that one for the table is beautiful

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  28. Totally agree with this - used a tablecloth on our white high gloss table for the first time this weekend for the halloween party and was so surprised at the impact it made to the room. It looked so cosy - will be doing it again for sure!
    Rachie xo

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