Dining Room Inspiration

I’ve never had a formal dining room before. Sure, I’ve had the type of eating area that’s connected to the kitchen, but never a formal dining room. It’s always been something that I’ve wanted. Just the idea of having a formal dining room excites me. My husband thinks I’m weird, but I think it’s cool to have a specific room to gather and enjoy memorable times with food and family. When we were picking out our floor plan I was adamant on having a formal dining room. He wanted to turn the space into another bedroom or an office. I wasn’t sold on the idea. I mean, the space practically begged to be a dining room. Why my hubby couldn’t see that I’ll never know.

Lately I’ve been in the “Dining Room” mood. In all honesty I don’t have a clue what that means either. I just happen to love spending time in the space. It’s like it wants to get to know me. To feel me out. To make sure I’m worthy or something. I’m rather sweet on it too. And when you’re sweet on something you want to show it a little TLC. Dining rooms included. So, I created an inspiration board with all of my jumbled thoughts in one organized place. Am I positive that I will use all the items on my “board”? Heck to the no. I like everything that’s included (obviously, cause I picked it) but I just don’t know if that’s how she will want to look yet. We’re still getting acquainted. I could find something that I like better. But I had to have some sort of finished image in my head.

So far, this is what I have come up with.

I’ve already started gathering up a few of the items. The dining room table, chairs and sideboard are still waiting for me to buy them. Honestly, I would have bought them months ago, but our garage turned storage unit is filled to the brim of all of our other stuff. There’s simply no room for anything else. I’ve now reverted to praying that these items are still available when we’re ready to make the purchase. I have to ask myself if I’m feeling lucky?

Because today is dedicated to all things dining room, here are a few of my favorite inspirational pictures. They practically make my dining room lovin’ heart sing.





See what I mean? They’re just pretty. And oh so motivating! I could stare at pictures like this for hours. All of the small details really make a huge impact.

I’m also running into a problem… it’s called “I can’t remember all of our belongings because they’ve been in a box for 9 months”. It’s kind of putting a damper on my creativity. Unpacking really will be like Christmas morning as a child, but probably cooler. If you can even image that.

See below for the source list details on my inspiration board.

-Dining Room light: Home Depot

-Dining Room Table- American Furniture Warehouse

-Sideboard: American Furniture Warehouse

-Wicker Chairs: Pottery Barn

-Drapes: Ballard Designs

-Rug: Ikea

-Wall Sconces: Ikea

-Silver Leaf Lamp: DIY from Goodwill Lamp (tutorial coming) Image from Centsational Girl

-Glass Cloche: Can’t remember… My bad!

-Fabric: Habitat by Michele D’Amore

I can’t wait to see how this room comes together. I’m sure it will be better than I could have ever imagined!

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