It's sad that our dining room doesn't get used as it should for dining. Mostly, it gets used as a giant desk and place to hang a random jacket or hat on a chair. I hated coming through the front door to see this:
So, this week I resolved to spiff it up and remove the computers and clothing. I found a pretty runner on clearance at Tarjay - $5.38 down from $17.99!
Its' probably a spring design, but since birds are around all season long and the weather here is like perpetual summer.... cute birdy print has red in it, and a pomegranate motif, too. Me like.
I cleaned and polished the top of the table, swept and mopped underneath, cleared the crap out of the area...I left the hurricane with the scroll-y candle in the center. I ordered some beige burlap ribbon, and when it comes I will change out the ribbon on the hurricane.
Tarjay also had some beautiful red curtains on clearance, but I could only find one panel. They were marked from $24.99 to about 7.50.
Might have to visit another store and look for them.
For now I pretty much love the look of a real dining room.