Although more and more of our meals are eaten at the kitchen counter or just standing up, special occasions almost always celebrate the meal in a carefully thought out dining room. The room may be big or small, but sitting and eating leads to longer conversations and a more enjoyable dining experience. And that often leads to even more leisurely time in the living room.
Nine projects created by Homebyme users are each centered around a beautiful dining area or living room. Enjoy them and also get some ideas for your own home. Bon appétit!
A neutral color palette is popped wide-open with well-placed zings of bright yellow!
The ceiling rafters and their shadows add drama to all three “rooms” in this long layout.
One bright green wall accentuated with just enough plants livens up the whole area.
Beautiful rich woods and just-the-right-shade of gray walls are used with classic black seating and intricately patterned rugs for these slightly more formal areas.
Here the accent color is powerful enough to dominate the room. The accessories and even the plant on the coffee table help keep things in balance.
Large abstract paintings are visible from the kitchen, dining and living areas. The dining chairs bring some of the color from the paintings into the room.
The armchair colors and textures are a great play that work together with the warm wood used generously in each space..
Bright rugs with a darker carpet keep the high contrast color scheme consistent. Each piece of furniture and accessory fits into a vibrant whole.
Here the strong abstract paintings use the bright blue chairs to keep the room from becoming monochromatic and help the different styles work together well.
It’s your turn!