Are dining rooms really necessary today? If you have a large family and love to have big dinner parties, I would say yes. But for us, Holidays are the only time we use the dining room. We are always in the kitchen. The reason I am questioning this now is because of our new home. Here is how the previous owners had the room set up:
But, I am thinking what a waste the room will be if it is only used once or twice a year. Here is the room now, (remember we only moved a week ago haha):
The fireplace is in the middle of room, so if we kept as a dining room, the table would have to go in the middle of room to make the space look cohesive. Here are a few dining rooms that have a fireplace:
They can be beautiful. I could turn the room into a library:
We also have a pool table we are not sure where to put in the new house. How about turning the dining room into an entertainment room?:
We already have a bar area in the living room, so a bar would not be an idea. One idea I am thinking of is a pretty sitting room:
I don’t even know why I am thinking of the dining room! So many other rooms to get settled first. I do know that I want it painted. This house has a mix of white and stained trim which I will write a post about soon. Any other dining room ideas I have not thought of?
PS What do you think of Sherwin Williams color of the year, Cavern Clay SW 7701? :
I like the color for a Fall accent piece, pillows, throws, etc. but not loving as a wall color. Although, this would look really nice as a kitchen color with oak cabinets. What do you think? Yay or Nay?
Have a great weekend everyone!