** Your dining room has ideal dimensions and rectangular shape ** - Move your sideboard located on the head wall to the left wall when entering: this new location will lighten the room, while giving it character. - Choose a table in harmony with this space, that is to say a long table that will match the volume. Prefer it oval, because it is more user-friendly and more pleasant for circulation in the room. - Shift this table towards the window to provide a comfortable passage from the entrance to the room. It is now easy, since the sideboard no longer occupies the depth of the room. ** Make a console to dress the right wall when entering the dining room ** - Attach a wooden cleat to the wall that will serve as a support for the console table. - Screw the medium tray onto this cleat. - Attach the 2 wooden legs turned under the console table. - Paint the console table in gray, leave the legs in raw wood or paint them in white. Let dry 2 hours, pass a second coat. - Place beautiful objects on it. - Top it with a mirror that will reflect your table and the lights. Light tip: the mirror will return natural light and make your room even brighter. Decorative tip: if you are more flea market than DIY, bargain-hunt a console that you can repaint to your taste.
** Warm up the atmosphere ** - Transform the atmosphere with paint. The walls are the backdrop to your decor and represent a surface with a strong visual impact. - Using a stripper, remove the mural wallpaper; let the walls dry and repeat the plaster if necessary. - Create a base: paint a strip 1 m high on the lower part of the wall with an off-white or cream paint. Above this strip, paint the walls in a soft, warm color like linen. - Accessorize to establish the country house style. - Dress your windows with linen and cotton curtains to reinforce the country house spirit. Add blinds if you have too many vis-à-vis. - Favor light and soft colors and wooden furniture. Add chair covers to make the space more user-friendly. - Use pretty objects to compose "still lifes" and perfect the decor. ** Lighten the space ** - Your buffet has a fairly dark shade. Give it a makeover so that it harmonizes with your new decor. - Sand it then apply an undercoat coat. - Then apply an off-white paint. - To give depth to your furniture, you can paint the interior of the furniture in a darker shade, for example gray or taupe. This will highlight your trinkets. Highlight the cutaway (the head wall) to make it the highlight of your dining room. - Decorate it with a multitude of frames like a herbarium. Take natural wooden frames that you will paint in gray or white. This vegetal touch goes well with country house decor.