Budget Room Design: Colorful & Modern Scandinavian Dining Room
It’s Friday and we thought what better way to head into the weekend than a colorful and modern budget dining room. You may have noticed that bright and saturated tones are having a major comeback and we are very much into it! It’s fun, fresh, and makes a room (and the people in it) happy. The dining room typically isn’t a place where people think to bring color in which is exactly why we did it here. Everything from your chairs to your water glasses are great opportunities to show off your ‘colorful’ personality. So with this space, we really went for it with the color and then balanced it out with hits of graphic black to give you the ultimate “grown-up-yet-still-cool enough-to-drink-out-of-multi-colored glasses” dining room where the food is always delicious and the conversation never boring. Let’s get into it.
Our first version comes in just under $5000 and is giving us big style and lots of color! These dining chairs might be our favorite thing in the room. They are simple in shape but then turn very playful with the blush seat cushion. Win-win. That chandelier is also too good. It’s understated with its two smaller pendants but as a whole piece completely striking. We decided to give the room some more visual interest and keep it casual and playful by using benches instead of 6 chairs. This helps give the room some levels. And speaking of visual interest, let’s talk console. You know we love a piece a furniture that doubles in function and this console does just that. Not only is it a great spot for a lamp and setting out glassware but it also holds 77 bottles of wine. Yes those squares are for wine! We all decided that we would never be able to keep it stocked due to our inability to keep wine in our homes for more than a week (because we drink them) but stocked or not it’s a very cool piece.
In this next version, we chopped off 2k but switched out only a handful of items. The dining table was switched out for a slightly softer and lighter toned version. The chairs are still simple but with a bigger dose of blush. We aren’t complaining:) And while the console no longer holds all that wine it’s still very cool and has the same feel. Let’s also talk about those water glasses. Like we said before glassware is the easiest (and usually cheapest) way to bring in fun and unexpected colors. This set is colorful while still feeling modern. Shall we move on to our final and most budget-friendly version?
Your eyes don’t deceive you. This is an entire dining room for under 2k. Once again we switched up the chairs. Still with our favorite blush color but this time with some arm rests. We might actually prefer these to the one’s in the previous version. The rug was swapped out for a less textured and grayer one and the benches for a simple all black version. The colorful glass set was changed out for these VERY affordable ones that are mostly sold individually. We kept the chandelier and art for all three because of their neutral tones and beautiful details. Overall we think this version holds up quite nicely to the original and most expensive one:)
What do you think of all this color? Are you on the color train or staying in the neutral world? Could you handle drinking from multi-colored glasses and being the person that entertains in this room? Either way we hope you have a colorful weekend full of delicious treats and great company. In the meantime let us know what room and style you want us to pull together next.