Decor Tips: Making Mismatched Furniture Work

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To give the dining room decor a more pulled together look, I painted all the walls in a shade of off-white that matched the drapes.  Matching the wall color to the drapes in a room helps to open up the space and make it seem larger.  Using the sewing machine table as the inspiration, I chose black as the accent color in the room and painted the chairs and the hutch black.  The curtain rods and chandelier are also black, neatly tying the whole look together. As the dining room table is almost the same shade of stain as the sewing machine table, I left the table as it was.

The new chandelier is now hung at an appropriate height (chandeliers should be between 30 and 34 inches above the surface of the table) and is a better size for the table than the chandelier I used to have.  The style of this chandelier compliments the new decor in the room and helps to pull the look together.  I spent under $500 for all my furniture, the chandelier and the paint and I got exactly the look I wanted.  A steal of a deal!

Black and white dining room with pedestal table

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