Recently we gave our dining room a tiny facelift. With just the update of end chairs, a rug and a statement chandelier, the look was changed.
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I realized that much of our home has modern furniture combined with traditional pieces. The dining room didn't flow with that. So mixing and matching was the answer there as well.
• First I added tulip chairs that I found on Amazon. I felt the old black and white upholstered chairs were nice, but didn't flow with the rest of the house.
• Next, I added a plaid black and white rug for a bit of pattern.
• Then I added the curtains with a floral pattern for a more eclectic look.
• And then the big statement piece came in: the chandelier.
Rules are Meant to be Broken
Here I broke a scale "rule". If you look up the size a chandelier should be over a table, you'll find a rule of thumb that it should be no larger in dimension than 3/4 the width of your table.
But I had a feeling that a larger chandelier would give the space some serious POP. And I can't say I was wrong.
Mixing patterns and styles will always make for a well curated look that's all your own.
Here are my top tips for an eclectic modern look:
1. Try a geometric print with a floral.
2. Leopard print anywhere is always a good plan.
3. Don't worry about style mixing. If you like it, it will work.
4. Do think about how things flow from one room to another.
5. While, I don't think a chandelier at just 3/4 of the table is necessary, I wouldn't go any wider than the table.
Wall: Handpainted by Bari J.
Curtains: IKEA curtains trimmed out in vintage fabric and lined by J and M Designs
Tulip Chairs: Amazon
Table: Crate and Barrel (2001)
Leopard Print Pillow: Ballard Designs