White is the main color of this chic dining room, but accents of orange and brown prevent it from appearing cold.
Don't have the budget for your favorite designer piece? Look for reproductions. Instead of buying a high-end chandelier at DWR for $2,000, RMSer jak1975 finds a replica in Germany for only $80. A few of her other great buys are the $25 glass table and $40 artwork.
Mix DIY projects with smart buys. RMSer sherij87 heads to her local superstores, purchasing the black-and-white dishes at Target and wall color (Palm Grove) at Wal-Mart. In addition, she did some DIY work by painting a vintage table, chairs and desk a glossy black.
The Perfect Accessories
This bold floral centerpiece brightens up what is already a rather colorful dining room.
Deep rich browns are the order of the day in this smart dining room. The white floral centerpiece is a nice touch.
Make your own artwork. RMSer mysweetsavannah handpaints the sign above the buffet and frames black-and-white photos to create this family-friendly dining room.
This elegant space features a dark wood round table, chairs with white slipcovers, and an oversized mirror, which makes the room appear larger.
The bold painting, antlers on the wall, and octagon table give this living room a unique, chic look.
Light and Airy
The wall of windows in this smart, chic dining room lets in plenty of light. Translucent white curtains offer privacy while still admitting outside light into the room.
This dining room space manages to have country cottage elements yet remain chic and contemporary.