I love Pinterest and like most people who use the site I can lose many hours looking at pretty things and pinning them. Back in October 2013, I wrote a post about a particular board I was loving. The board was to be the colour scheme of my bedroom when we finally get our new home. Fast forward 18 months and I am still loving this colour scheme.
On a previous blog I used to do a regular post every Friday about 5 favourite things I’d seen that week. It was fun to look back and trends and also some varied items I had discovered. I’d love to recreate similar posts here but feel that every week is a little too much and I am hoping I can try and get a Pinterest love post up every couple of months.
One board I have been visiting quite a bit lately is my ‘Dining Room’ colour inspiration board. I want rich tones with mismatched painted chairs in different colours around a huge farmhouse style table, nothing too formal, just everyday relaxed family dining.
These are the colours I envisage:
I’d love the space for a large painted Welsh dresser, perhaps something like this:
If room is an issue I could settle for a smaller dresser as long as there is space to put vases, crockery, photos and nic-naks but with large cupboards to hide junk away.
I’d love pale grey walls, possibly one an aubergine colour with painted floor boards. In the middle, a farmhouse table with odd painted chairs. Us eating off retro looking crockery matching the colour scheme.
I love the idea of galvanised buckets and glass bottles and vases decorating the space all with a shabby retro quirky feel.
If room allowed a nice squidgy sofa or chair would be lovely.
I’d love french doors opening in to the garden with buckets of flowers on the steps helping to bring the garden in to the house. Top of the wish list would be an open fire or wood burner with a quirky twist.
My spice coloured dining Pinterest board can be found here along with the credits for the above photos.
What are you taking inspiration from right now? Do you have dreams about how your perfect home would look?