Have you ever enthusiastically jumped into redoing a space only to end up with a mess on your hands and no clue about what you want to do with it? This is me with my dining room right now.
I started working on our dining room just before Thanksgiving… so about 5-6 months ago. I knew, without a doubt, that the wallpaper had to go. I also knew that we’d replace the lighting, add some curtains, and hopefully get some white wainscoting on the walls with a fun color painted above.
When I started I felt like I had a plan, but once the walls were bare (yay!) I realized I don’t know what color I want to go with. I want something that coordinates with our rug, feels fresh, and doesn’t make the room too dark. It also has to look good with the family room and foyer because the room is visible from both.
Truthfully, choosing colors has never been my strong suit, but grabbing samples in easy enough. Just throw them on the wall and see what we like, right? Well now I’ve complicated things even more…
We’re planning to start homeschooling soon (in the fall at the latest), and I can’t help but see this rarely-used dining room as a potentially great school space. I’m really torn on what I want to do, which has left me completely paralyzed. Paralysis by analysis, I guess I could say. I’m probably over thinking all of this because I feel like I have to get things right the first time, but isn’t that part of the joy of home ownership? Our home can grow with us and change to suit our needs.
I think the best way to move forward is to just do something. All of my thinking is getting us nowhere now 5 months later. Hopefully, I’ll have an update soon with lots of beautiful pictures of whatever we decide to create.
What room in your home has given you the most trouble?