Decorating a Mis-Matched Dining Room

 


Article by: Kathy Burns-Millyard

Many of us start our adult lives with hand-me-downs. These items are usually given to us so we'll have a place , Home Improvements – Get Your Envelope In Order to start, and they're usually neccessary pieces of furniture, , Why Hardwood Flooring is a Good Investment appliances, and utensils or dishes so we have ways to cook and eat. As we get settled into our adult lives though, we start desiring a more pulled together look for our homes. , All About Renovations Often of course, we can't always afford to go out and buy all new furniture, , Planning Permission Tips UK - Pre-application Enquiries to the Council - Is the Delay Worthwhile? appliances, and china though... so creating a nice decorating , Library Ladders theme can be a bit tricky. It's not impossible though, and you can actually create a unique decor , Painting Concrete Basement Walls - Add Colorful Spice to Your Basement ating theme by using a lot of what you already have. Let's look at the dining room , ba Vacuum Cleaner – The Fun Way to Clean as an example. Keep in mind of course that these tips , What's So Special About My Front Door? apply to any eating area you might use: Breakfast nook, eat in kitchen, , A Short Installation Guide Of Solid Wood Countertops And Islands or formal dining room. , Garages, Some Ideas for Building and Improving Them The Furniture: You most likely have a table and chairs, , Architecture Designs but they might not actually match... and that's ok. Here are some easy ways to pull them together: 1. Paint , Preventing Basement and Crawlspaces Mold the furniture. , Outdoor Patio This is easiest with wood furniture, , How To Grout Your Tile And Stone but I would not recommend it if you have anything that could be antique. 2. Create or buy chair , Anti Static Bars cushion covers. Matching chair , Polarized Sun Glasses - Good Looks and Excellent View cushion covers will pull the ensemble together quickly, easily and inexpensively. 3. Chair , De-humidify Immediately for a Safer Home - Your Children Will Thank You back covers. Another quick, easy and inexpensive option is to cover the chair , Closet Organizers - Bringing Order To Messy Closets! backs. This can be done in addition to covering the cushions, or instead of. The Accessories: Adding accessories , Top 5 Tips On Keeping Your Furnace Air Filters Clean to a table is quite easy, and you have a wide variety of things to choose from. Here are several: 1. Placemats. Choose placemats that match one or more pieces of furniture , Roomba Vacuum Cleaner – The Fun Way to Clean , or choose them to match the chair , Painting Concrete Basement Walls - Add Colorful Spice to Your Basement cushions. If you've put cushion or back covers on the chairs, , Painting Concrete Basement Walls - Add Colorful Spice to Your Basement you can match your place , Painting Concrete Basement Walls - Add Colorful Spice to Your Basement mats to those as well. A little thought of technique is to match the color , How To Choose Locking Mailboxes or design , Different Types of Water Filters of your placemats to something you have hanging on the wall. , Seven Dry Finishing Tips 2. Centerpieces and Vases. Neither of these has to be elaborate to add a little decorative flair to the dining room. , Where's the Care Label for my New Bedspread? The flower , An In-Depth Home Improvement Article on Everything in the Bathroom (Part 2) vase can be kept maintenance free by creating an arrangement with dried or fake flowers. , Home Improvements – Get Your Envelope In Order I personally have my kitchen , Do-It-Yourself Garage Floor Epoxy System decorated with red and chrome, but my dining room furniture , What's So Special About My Front Door? is a honey yellow wood color. , Building a Deck – Selecting the Right Nails, Screws, or Fixtures To pull the two rooms , Preventing Basement and Crawlspaces Mold together, I have an old-fashioned milk bottle vase sitting on a red placemat in the middle of my table. The vase holds fake flowers , Top 5 Tips On Keeping Your Furnace Air Filters Clean of red and white. , Home Improvements – Get Your Envelope In Order (See a Picture Here: http://www.diyhomedecorating.co m/articles/2005-12/302/decorating-a-mis-matched-dining-room/) 3. Table Settings. I love mixing and matching dishes, and it can create a wonderful, unique look you wouldn't expect. Using my red and white , Guide To Hiring A Roofer example above, you could have solid white , Building a Deck – Selecting the Right Nails, Screws, or Fixtures dinner plates sitting on the table with a smaller salad , Your Futon and Your Personality plate on top that has red flowers , Building a Deck – Selecting the Right Nails, Screws, or Fixtures in it. Or have a nice, festive, southwest style dinner plate with reds and oranges, and solid red or orange cups sitting on top. Regardless of how mis-matched your dining room furniture , Curb Appeal 101: How to Enhance Your Home with Siding and accessories , Anti Static Bars seem to be, all you need is a little ingenuity and creativity to pull it all together with style.

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