A country dining room can really use a lot of red. It can be paired with blue and white if you want to get an Americana kind of design style to it. However, there are interesting ways that you can really incorporate this kind of color into the space with a lot of the furniture that you already have. This is a gender neutral color palette that the whole family can enjoy. You are going to need to incorporate the ceiling and trim colors that you have in the rest of your house so you still get a cohesive look but you’re using an entirely different wall color.
One thing that we really see a lot of in the country design style is going to be painted pieces that will match apartment decorating ideas or small living room decorating ideas. This allows you to pick up a lot of furniture at thrift stores. This could be a hutch or buffet that doesn’t match your dining room set and so you just really embrace this and give it a bright red tone.
We are also really seeing a lot of different furniture sets. This means that the chairs usually don’t match the tables in a lot of the designer magazines that are out right now. In this case, you can really just counteract it by going with painted chairs. Usually this could be in a traditional black and white but instead you can try going for a combination of painted tones along with natural wood tones.
You don’t have to do lot of DIY projects in this color in your room. Instead, you may just want to stick with a really staple white dining room set. This is going to be one of the few themes where it’s okay to paint your walls red but you might really want to counteract this by going with some white beadboard on it as well.
This tip is so simple; you can implement it immediately and start seeing results you want! But it doesn’t stop there.
You can actually take this a step further and increase your understanding using another simple technique. The problem is, I don’t have the space here to share it. It is, however, on my website.
Most probably the room is relatively small compared to other rooms. So we need to make it look and feel larger than it is. This is why painting the walls in white or other light color, such as light yellow or other pastel should work nicely. Avoid painting it in dark colors because you will make it feel like a cellar when the light is off.
Also most probably you are the one that usually goes in there. So you can have fun with this room, make it to whatever you want it to be. There will be no guests here, no one to complain that it’s too funky, or childish or crazy, or anything else at all. It’s your space. Add some funky stencils designs, or paint a mural on the walls. Take out your old paints and get creative. Or put in funny posters and art prints. You can have this room look like anything else but a laundry room. Paint the walls in a beach style, or imagine you’re in the fields and you need to add some flowers and grass. Whatever you do, stop thinking of this space as a boring laundry room where you have to go to do those ‘women chores’, and start thinking of it as a fun place where you’re on your own, without disturbance, where you can be creative and be yourself. Use it to your advantage.