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Lifestyle - My Dining room makeover

Hey you guys, you may of seen my incoherent ramblings on Twitter about my recent decorating en-devour, my dining room, now the term dining room makes it sound grand, it's not, the room is fairly small and for some reason when the room was last decorated 8 years ago I thought it was a good idea to have it wallpapered, mmm hindsight is a wonderful thing. 
Despite being at the front of the house with a good size window the room needed brightening up, so that wallpaper had to go, and if you have ever stripped wallpaper you will know it is a massive pain in the arse to remove, and this task alone nearly broke me........

Desenio gallery wall

Desenio gallery wall
Now the room is light, bright, clean and fresh, its been decluttered and now feels like a calm relaxing room to enjoy my morning coffee and our family meals of an evening.

So what did I do 

After the room was prepped, ie wallpaper stripped and walls wiped down, I set about painting I went for brilliant white on the ceiling, a white satin on the woodwork and radiator and the walls I choose a gorgeous pale grey shade (White Petal), so I could really show off the artwork I had chosen for the room. Now we are on a budget so choose all out paint from B&Q own paint range, and we where not disappointed despite being reasonably priced the paint is excellent quality and was easy to apply, so I would highly recommend.

Desenio gallery wall

I decluttered my dresser it now displays things I love including pieces we have inherited and old family photo's, of course I added a modern touch with the lightbox and fairy lights my style is quite eclectic, I like old a new to sit side by side.
Now for the element that really makes the room in my opinion, the prints I have chosen from Desenio. I have seen a few accounts on instagram sharing prints they chose from Desenio, so being the easily influenced person I am, I took a look, I must admit it took me bloody ages to narrow down which prints to buy as there are literally hundreds of designs to choose from. In the end I went for a black and white theme to complement my colour scheme, and I cannot tell you how pleased I am with the end result I love how they look and how the room now feels, If you are looking for some prints check them out. 
Desenio gallery wall

Desenio gallery wall

Desenio gallery wall
I hope you don't mind me adding more lifestyle posts to Kate's Closet its something I have really been enjoying lately.

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1 comment

  1. Looks really great! I love the wine bottle candles.

    Gemma x


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