So I’ve been looking around at colorful rooms and dreaming, even though most of these would never fit in with the rest of my house.
Still, it’s fun to imagine what you might if you started from scratch.
I always like these modern chairs and it’s cool that the homeowner used several different colors. It adds a lot of fun to a room that could otherwise be very stark.
Of course, colorful doesn’t have to mean primary shades like in the dining room above. It can be pastels too, and I found these two very different but fun rooms. They’re both from Better Homes and Gardens.
The one above right once again is done simply by using different colored chairs. You could recreate this look with some inexpensive chairs and some spray paint.
The room at right – another from BHG – starts with a neutral base. But colorful upholstery and art gives the room a dynamic and very contemporary feeling.
This wouldn’t be too tough to recreate either, especially if you have chairs that only would need the seat recovered.
You could even make some DIY art by framing bright wrapping or scrapbook paper or some fabric remnants.
What do you think? Do you like a colorful dining room? Or something a little more calming and sedate?