One of the first rooms in my house that you can see coming in from the front door is my dining room. Unfortunately, without having a foyer or some kind of drop zone at my entryway, my dining room has quickly become the catch-all place.
Before I began my Makeover
One of the most important steps in the design makeover process is knowing what look you are trying to accomplish with your makeover. Creating a mood board or vision board can really help you to envision all of the makeover details needed for your project.
Before I began my makeover, I created a mood board from a creative design tool called Canva. To help me get started with my mood board, I browsed one of my favorite places to shop for some inspiration.
I absolutely love POTTERYBARN and knew that I wanted to create a look very similar to that style, so I picked out pieces of furniture and decor from their online site that spoke to me.
I then, added similar pictures of each item to my mood board such as curtains, chandelier, chairs, etc. and created a dining room makeover draft as you can see in the below picture. I even included a sample of my paint color.
Dining Room Makeover
How to get the POTTERYBARN look
It was time for a change, so I refreshed my dining room and I can't wait to share with you the inspiration behind my makeover.
I knew I wanted my dining room to look elegant and magazine ready, so I gained some inspiration from one of my favorite places to shop.
Although I wish I could own everything that POTTERYBARN has to offer, I just personally can't afford to buy the whole POTTERYBARN look. So, I purchased a few pieces from their store that was within my budget (because I love their brand so much), and then searched for decor dupes by comparing prices with other stores.
Decor Tip: Budgeting in some of your favorite higher end brands and mixing it in with decor dupes can not only save you a lot of money, but it will create an illusion of a big brand makeover without the decor looking like a knock off version. You can really fool people to think you spent a fortune on your makeover because the decor replicates bigger branded products.
Decor Dupe #1
White Curtains: The first thing on my makeover list was to add long linen drop cloth curtains. I chose an over sized length so the curtains would puddle at the floor. I love that look!
Decor Dupe #2
Linen Table Throws: Because my dining room table is so dark and it is competing with my mom's wooden piano that was passed down to me, I knew that adding a pretty table throw would help to break up the harsh wood tones. Plus! Table throws are the perfect layering piece for creating a gorgeous centerpiece.
Decor Dupe #3
Centerpiece Vases: I love adding florals to a dining room tablescape, so I wanted to add glass vases to help lighten up my dining room table. I knew that incorporating glass would help to draw the eye through the room which creates a light and airy look.
I am so happy with how my dining room makeover turned out. It was so fun to see my mood board come to life. I just have one more thing to add to the room and that is these gorgeous linen chair covers. I am currently deciding on which one's to buy, but I'm so excited to pair up the white linen covers with the dark wood table. POTTERYBARN got me hooked on that look!
I will update this post once my linen slipcovers arrive and will do a dining room slipcover review for you.