Technically, this room is not a room but more of a designated space. We eat the majority of our meals here as a family. It’s a few steps off the kitchen so I can get my girls eating and keep cooking or start cleaning up while still keeping a close eye on them.
For the design of this room I started with the curtains. We were unsure what type of blinds or shutters we would be using so I invested in some thick quality curtains for privacy. Patterned rugs and curtains can be a great place to start.
I found these gorgeous beauts on Overstock and fell instantly in love with the big, bold, paisley pattern. They feel really soft and feminine but add some texture and color to the room.
I get so many compliments on them and they are probably the best quality curtain material I have ever had. Because we have such an open floor plan it’s mostly the same color throughout the whole downstairs to avoid looking choppy. Amazing Gray (Sherwin Williams 7044) has proven to be a great neutral color and looks great in this area and with the curtains.
I wanted to keep the light fixture as casual as possible and found the most perfect chandelier at World Market and for less than $200 it felt like fate. Our built ins in the living room even have an identical honey comb pattern metal mesh. I didn’t even realize it was the same until my friend pointed it out so I’ll just pretend it was planned.
Our table was a great price and was exactly the style and size I was looking for. Pedestal tables are so charming and the gray weathered wood finish is beautiful. The chairs have a neutral linen fabric and are comfortable for everyday use. Both the table and chairs are a great quality even with dirty little fingers constantly touching them.
With the curtains having such a bold pattern I wanted a natural looking rug that would blend and not stand out too much. I found this one at Target and on it was on sale which is always a plus. It comes in all different sizes and shapes but I ended up going with the 6′ round rug. It’s perfect for the everyday grind and has been holding up great and cleans easily, even with a Rottweiler and cat shedding all over the place.
Our light needs some help hanging in the correct spot so I know our rug and table are still a little off center so look away if it burns you up and you need things symmetrical. It really bothers me, believe me, my big strong hubby has some work to do to get it all on target.
The cute little planter boxes came from Decorsteals.com and were bought with no intended location. I think they add the perfect farmhouse charm to this area and get plenty of light for real plants. Keep checking their site to see when they feature them again!
All the sources for our breakfast room are listed below. What room do y’all want to tour next?