Your dining room is an integral part of your home that most people will see. It is where you are going to making an impression on your guests more than any other room. What you are going to do to your room will depend a lot on the size and shape it is. The color you use will depend on what you like as well as what theme you have in your home.
It is best if you draw up a design before you start decorating and redesigning your dining room to you could end up with something that you don’t like. Try not to have it clash with the rooms that are adjacent to it especially if they share a wall. It will also help to create a mood that is booth attractive and professional looking. Matching the right colors together is a great way to create harmony in your design.
Sometimes it helps to look at things that are already in the room for ideas. It can be almost anything from vase with cut flowers to a chair or table. Have it become your focal point and inspiration piece then let your imagination fill in the rest. Use a color you find in your focal piece to choose your primary color for the walls.
Clearing out the room will ensure you don’t get paint on any of your furniture and will help in the cleanup as well. If you are replacing the floor you don’t need to worry too much about paint spilling, but if you’re not I suggest using a drop cloth. Use extra care not to get paint on any surface you don’t want to paint. By using painters tape to create a barrier you will have a much better edge on your paint.
Stains or dark paint can easily be covered with a coat of primer before you paint. It is also advised that you prime any new walls as well.
Some paints dry really fast and you may be able to give it a second coat on the same day. Try to create a balance and not go to bold on any one color or it may be a little overwhelming. Bringing your dining room to life can easily be done with an accent wall.
It also helps if you don’t leave any walls completely bare. This is especially true if it is a large space. Hanging pictures or paintings is a great way to break it up a little. If you find yourself lacking in ideas you can always watch a couple of design shows or read a magazine.