Below is my favorite change. Its amazing what a little paint can do! Our dining room was dark and dull, so I added a focal wall with $15 dollars of benj moore paint. Big difference. (One tip is, always think about light reflectivity. The back wall just died in the dining area, so I used an eggshell paint to add something for the light to bounce off of.)
(getting new lamps by the way)
In real life, the paint is a lot more turquoise. So you remember my console that i redid here? Well, it got redone again! This time in white lacquer. It took me 6 coats total to get it where I wanted it! I was up at 8:30 in the morning before work frantically rolling on my last coat! (See, in my ideal home, this is where my parson console table would go, not this piece which I am totally over. But it works)
Kristen's fab drapes for in here.Excuse the boring wall color and yucky carpet. Nothing I can do there! Below- drapes to come soon. Dont' you love them!