Dining Room Reveal + How to Size a Dining Room Rug
Today is the day I finally share my dining room reveal and tips for how to size a dining room rug! Now, I have given you peeks inside my house here and there on Instagram (Follow the hashtag #LauraLilyHome for behind the scenes.) My first room reveal was the patio back in May and I had to wait a bit to finish a few other projects like this DIY hutch in the dining room. Check out how I transformed it with just some paint and wallpaper in this post!
One of the items I waited to find before revealing this room was the perfect rug. This beautiful coral rug is from the Loloi.x Justina Blakeney collection. It was a tough decision between this Cielo Coral area rug and the berry/tangerine combination from the same collection.
The trick to sizing any area rug for a dining room is that the rug should be about four feet wider and longer than the table. That way when the chairs are pulled away from the table, they will still be on the rug. Any larger than that, and you risk the rug looking too large for space and making the table look smaller.
My dining table is only 53 inches and so the smaller 5′ x7′ rug was the perfect fit.
These acrylic chairs from Poly & Bark have been with me for about 6 years. My family calls them the “Cinderella Chairs” since the chairs remind them of glass slippers. I have my eye on a pair of velvet dining chairs from Tov Furniture. I just haven’t pulled the trigger on those just yet.
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The art piece you see on the far left is another Z Gallerie piece. I shared affordable ways to update your living room on a budget here. The flamenco dancer next to the hutch is a print I ordered off Amazon years ago and framed myself. Here is a link to all of my favorite Amazon Home Decor finds.
This mirrored cabinet is great for storing extra trays, candles, and miscellaneous items. The three drawers you see behind the cabinet are built-in and store my table linens, napkins, and placemats.
Never before have I owned an orchid. I received my first tome for my birthday and just adore how elegant it looks. Not to mention that it lasts forever! Now I understand why people adore these flowers.
Another charming addition the previous owner created for the home was a peek-through window from the kitchen to the dining room. As much as I love an open concept, there is something nice about being able to hide the mess I am making in the kitchen from my guests who are out in the living/dining area.
The light fixture is currently a Hunter Douglas ceiling fan. I had wanted to replace it with this light fixture similar to the one I had in my condo, however, the fan has been a lifesaver during this hot California summer.
A few of the original charming features of this home include the built-in hutch, a small shelf where a telephone may have been hung, and vintage doors with the original crystal handles and keys. The lighter hardwood you see in the hallway is original to the house. While the darker hardwood is from Lumber Liquidators.
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