monochrome dining room

 

monochrome dining

I think my dining area gets more love on my instagram than any other room in my home, so I thought I’d finally give little a tour, I say tour – this is pretty much it! Tour over! But that’s kind of the point, I had a small space to work with after I had my kitchen renovated and despite not needing a huge dining table, I wanted to make sure I had enough room for dinner parties when I have guests without it looking too cramped.

I knew a year before I even had my kitchen ripped out that once it was all day I wanted a dining bench. I love dining booths, they’re so cosy and a little bit different to your bog standard dining table and chairs. I was never going to be able to fit a built in bench either side of the dining table, but eiffel chairs on one side make an interesting balance and open the space up a bit. Luckily for me I didn’t have to get anyone in to build the bench for me – my handy other half whipped it up in a few days and I painted it white (obviously.) The black wall was a bold move, probably the boldest paint I’ve ever gone with but I think it works with it being just one feature wall and with the rest of the kitchen being white, the units, the walls, the bench. Contrast is always great but there is nothing quite like black against white. Monochrome perfection.

Finding the perfect table on a budget. I had spent so much money on having my kitchen done that I was desperate to get the dining area finished but I was at the end of my budget – I didn’t ruin the overall look of the kitchen by buying a cheap table that didn’t go, I wanted good design, good quality but not with the sky high price tag. IKEA. Duh. The only problem I found is that despite the huge range of tables and sizes, when you’re working with a small space you need the exact length and width table to fit your space. This table was too long. Luckily for us we knew it would be pushed up against the wall so we were able to get away with sawing one end off so that it matched the length of the fitted bench. The table legs are Ikea too – I love the Scandi look they offer and table top and legs are always going to be a cheaper option than a dining table that comes with legs – so that was a win win really. The table is very sturdy but is secured to the wall with brackets too.

Feature wall. I knew I wanted picture ledges from day one and they originally held recipe books which was a different idea but my eye for perfection was craving a little bit more monochrome to finish the corner off. As soon as I had all of the photo frames up filled with black and white photographs I knew immediately that this was the finished look.

I’ll link everything at the bottom of this post but if I miss anything just leave me a comment below and I’ll get back to you!

Thanks for reading lovelies x

monochrome dining room

monochrome dining room

monochrome dining room

monochrome dining room

monochrome dining room

monochrome dining room

monochrome dining room

monochrome dining room

monochrome dining room

Table Top

Table Legs

Eiffel Chairs

Picture Ledges

Picture Frames

Brass Vase

Copper Ceiling Light

Cushions

White Cotton Ball Lights