10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren’t Boring

When most people hear the word “neutral,” they associate it with the not-so-desirable word “boring.” The truth is, though, that neutral decorating is only boring when it isn’t done right.

Neutral dining rooms, for example, can be some of the most chic and elegant. It all comes down to the way you layer different shades, use texture and patterns, introduce contrasting elements, and accent it all with charming decor. As a professional home stager, I’ve worked on a lot of neutral dining rooms and it’s always interesting to see what new things we can do with this classic palette.

In many ways, a neutral space requires you to be even more creative in how you bring in visual interest, but the results can be spectacular. Here are 10 examples of some beautiful neutral dining room ideas.

Neutral Dining Room Ideas

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comSome simple studding along the edges of the chairs bring some edge to this dining room, along with the eye-catching light fixtures.
Source: ProfessionalStaging.com

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comThe stunning texture of the flooring looks like sand beneath this neutral dining room table, creating a lovely monochromatic design.
Source: ProfessionalStaging.com

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comThis dining room is bohemian chic with a mixture of modern and rustic elements.
Source: Adore Magazine via My Domaine

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comA gray wood table brings some texture to this space while keeping with the cool, modern flair.
Source: Luxe

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can’t get any more neutral than lucite! The clear chairs really open up the visual space to make this dining room feel larger.
Source: Southern Living

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack walls are a bold choice but pay off in this ultra luxe dining room where white accents contrast beautifully with them.
Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comElegant white chairs add a feminine flair to the rustic table in this chic dining room.
Source: Home Bunch

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comUsing bold contrast like black and white is an easy way to create a dynamic look without even using color.
Source: Style At Home

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comA reclaimed wood bench, modern chair, and chandelier are all so different but bring so much character to this eclectic space.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens

10 Neutral Dining Rooms That Aren't Boring | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack accents against beige and white are a great way to bring depth and visual interest to a neutral space.
Source: My Domaine

Neutral dining rooms have an elegance to them that is clean, sophisticated, and anything but boring.

Warm regards,
Megan

Decorating with Colorful Chairs to Add Pizzazz

Color can do some amazing things in design. Using it in just the right way can be the difference between a bland space and one teeming with style. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to use this trick. You just have to get creative on where you infuse color into the space.

Chairs are a great outlet for this. You have to have them in your home, so using them to also serve as a colorful accent will ensure that they are both functional and stylish. The colorful chairs in your home could be the dining room chairs, bar stools, an armchair, an office chair, or even your vanity seating.

Another great aspect to using colorful chairs is that they are easy accents to switch out when you get tired of the color. You could also invest in recovering them or use slipcovers for an easy switch, especially for the seasons.

Here are 10 examples of decorating with colorful chairs to inspire you.

Decorating with Colorful Chairs

Decorating with Colorful Chairs to Add Pizzazz | HomeandEventStyling.comWe used these elegant, sky blue chairs to bring some dimension and color to this neutral kitchen.
Source: ProfessionalStaging.com

Decorating with Colorful Chairs to Add Pizzazz | HomeandEventStyling.comThe light blue chairs with a subtle sheen create some contrast against the dark wood in this home office and add a touch of elegance to the masculine features.
Source: ProfessionalStaging.com

Decorating with Colorful Chairs to Add Pizzazz | HomeandEventStyling.comHot pink looks ultra chic when paired with a black and white palette and makes this traditional chair more modern.
Source: Style Me Pretty

Decorating with Colorful Chairs to Add Pizzazz | HomeandEventStyling.comPink chairs are an unexpected touch that give this dining room a burst of personality.
Source: House of Turquoise

Decorating with Colorful Chairs to Add Pizzazz | HomeandEventStyling.comThe fun, vivid blue pattern on this arm chair adds a touch of character to this office corner.
Source: Interiors by Studio M

Decorating with Colorful Chairs to Add Pizzazz | HomeandEventStyling.comNothing is quite as cheerful as a bright yellow arm chair! It especially pairs well with the mellow purple wall.
Source: My Domaine

Decorating with Colorful Chairs to Add Pizzazz | HomeandEventStyling.comBanana leaves are the ultimate Palm Beach chic pattern that creates an interesting juxtaposition when paired with the ultra modern, geometric wallpaper.
Source: Domino

Decorating with Colorful Chairs to Add Pizzazz | HomeandEventStyling.comTwo emerald chairs look so sophisticated flanking this modern wood table. Even the metal chairs look more glamorous at their side.
Source: Southern Living

Decorating with Colorful Chairs to Add Pizzazz | HomeandEventStyling.comGold and pink can always be counted on to bring a feminine, glamorous edge to a space.
Source: Lonny

Decorating with Colorful Chairs to Add Pizzazz | HomeandEventStyling.comJust a touch of purple makes this beautiful bathroom feel even more royal and luxurious.
Source: At Home Arkansas

Where in your home could some colorful chairs transform the space?

Warm regards,
Megan

Increasing Storage & Style with a Freestanding Bathroom Cabinet

When it comes to spaces in need of storage, the bathroom ranks high on the list. It is one of the rooms people most often complain about not having enough storage in. There are a few ways you can increase storage in a bathroom, such as hanging shelving along “dead space” such as the wall above the toilet, or better organizing your vanity.

One of my favorite ways to instantly increase the storage in your bathroom in a big way, though, is by introducing a freestanding cabinet. If you have some space, this piece of furniture will not only provide you with copious amounts of storage space, but it will also infuse a lot of extra character into the decor. (It’s a win-win!)

A freestanding cabinet could be a hutch, chest of drawers, or even a bookcase. They come in a variety of different sizes and styles to suit what you need. If you’re on a budget, you can look through thrift shops and garage sales and then personalize them with fresh paint and hardware. Just make sure you measure the space to make sure you get a piece that is the right size.

To inspire you, here are 10 freestanding bathroom cabinet ideas to show you just how effective and stylish they can be.

Freestanding Bathroom Cabinet Ideas

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comA simple antique hutch brings some character and warmth to this clean bathroom.
Source: My Domaine

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comAn antique hutch painted in white looks elegant against the blue walls and provides tons of storage for towels and other bathroom necessities.
Source: At Home in Arkansas

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comGlass doors help keep the items free of dust while still helping the small space feel open.
Source: Desire to Inspire

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comBaskets help keep a freestanding cabinet organized and from looking cluttered.
Source: Country Living

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comThis enormous hutch brings a ton of rustic, masculine character to this bathroom and gave the homeowner a place to house all of their toiletries, including a wide cologne collection.
Source: My Domaine

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comIf you want to add a unique flair to your bathroom, a funky color of pattern on the freestanding cabinet could do the trick.
Source: Architectural Digest

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comA simple glass cabinet frees up a lot of visual space and white towels keep it looking chic.
Source: Domino

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comBlack contrasts beautifully against all the white in this elegant bathroom.
Source: Elle Decor

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comThe unexpected green wallpaper in the back of the hutch provides a great touch of character.
Source: Elle Decor

Increasing Storage & Style with a Bathroom Hutch | HomeandEventStyling.comThis piece fits perfectly in this corner, making sure every inch is working as hard as it can to provide extra storage.
Source: One Kings Lane

If you have some empty space in your bathroom and not enough storage, finding the right freestanding cabinet for it could be just the thing it needs.

Warm regards,
Megan

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools

One of the easiest and most effective ways to infuse some new personality into your kitchen is with bar stools. Even the dullest, most drab kitchen can benefit from the style they can offer. What’s great about these pieces is how versatile the selection can be. You can play with the height, shape, color, pattern and texture to bring tons of character to the space.

Worried they’re outside your budget? Thankfully, you don’t have to spend a fortune on them to get great style, either ─ you can usually find some at thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales for a fraction of the cost of retailers and then get creative with some simple DIY projects. Some spray paint and new cushions can make a world of difference.

Here are some inspiring examples of bar stools in a variety of different styles to give you some ideas.

Kitchen Bar Stool Ideas

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comBlue and white chevron bar stools with a natural base bring some great color and fun to this all-white kitchen.
Source: One Kings Lane

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comA bold pop of blue in the bar stools is an unexpected touch that gives this kitchen some personality.
Source: House to Home

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comRustic bar stools suit the reclaimed wood accent on the island perfectly.
Source: Harper’s Bazaar

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comElegant detailing and shaping in the stools compliment the Morrocan tiles.
Source: My Domaine

 Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comHow charming are these two bar stools? The unique shape, natural fabric, and studded detailing bring a great, unique touch to the island.
Source: Style At Home

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a country chic kitchen, these metal bar stools fit perfectly into the subtle yet charming story that’s going on.
Source: Lonny

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comThese bar stools are as basic as they come, but one creative detail in the “dipped” look of the paint job elevates their style.
Source: Mim Design via My Domaine

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comDo you love macaroons? Then you may love these eccentric and colorful bar stools that are inspired by the French treats.
Source: Crowdyhouse

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comArt takes on a new form in the kitchen with these eye-catching bar stools.
Source: Home Designing

Choosing the Right Kitchen Bar Stools | HomeandEventStyling.comNothing says “luxe” quite like metallics, especially with a contemporary edge like these beauties.
Source: Style Me Pretty

If you already have some bar stools, there are lots of DIY projects on the internet that show you how to spruce them up. Have fun with it!

Warm regards,
Megan

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces

When working from home, whether it’s for your day job or for fun, it’s important to be in a space that inspires you. The process of working and creating is much more fluid when you have a space that is functional, organized, and beautiful. Your environment is important!’

Organization is paramount in a craft room or work space. You need to be able to reach all of your tools easily so you aren’t slowed down while searching for them. A clean space is an inspiring space. When you pair this with stylish storage solutions and beautiful decor, you’ll create a space that intuitively inspires you every time you step inside.

To give you some ideas, I’ve gathered up 10 of my favorite craft rooms and workspaces from various blogs and magazines. They all have found that perfect balance between style and function.

Craft Rooms and Work Spaces

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comPretty baskets help keep the many shelves in this gorgeous work space tidy and clutter-free.
Source: Lonny

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comWhite decor has an innately clean look to it which is perfect for a work space. Use colorful accents and patterns to bring your own personal touch to it.
Source: Style Me Pretty

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comShelving next to the desk provides the perfect storage for fabrics in this craft space.
Source: Living with Punks

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comA giant mood board behind the desk offers a place for inspiring photographs, textiles and even to-do lists.
Source: Domino

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comGreen walls bring this work space to life and contrast nicely against the white desk area.
Source: Rambling Renovators

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comSoft gray walls provide a more soothing appeal in this craft room, where the colorful tools pop.
Source: Studio M Interiors via Home Bunch

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comA polka dot board provides a charming spot to pin inspiring pieces and notes.
Source: Cosmopolitan

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comThe mood board is the focal point in this office to keep its user on track and inspired.
Source: Decor8

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comStorage bins are labeled with pretty numbers so it’s even easier to keep track of what you need at a glance.
Source: Domino

Inspiring Craft Rooms and Work Spaces | HomeandEventStyling.comColorful curtains are a great way to bring in some personality and color to a space.
Source: Best Friends for Frosting

If your craft room or work space isn’t inspiring you, I hope these rooms have given you some ideas to help you turn it into a space that will.

Warm regards,
Megan