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Navy Blue Dining Room REVEAL!

March 15, 2021

Our navy blue dining room is done and I'm not sure I've ever loved room this much. Come see how it turned out and why I now want to wallpaper alllllll the things!

Happy Monday, y'all! We started our navy blue dining room makeover 1 week ago today and I am happy to report that it's DONE! Let's take a look back at what it looked like before we got started. It was very brown/beige (much like every room in this house started–you can take  part 1 and part 2 “before” tours of our house if you haven't already).

beige dining room with coffered ceiling

And here's that same view now.

modern navy blue dining room with wallpapered ceiling

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Now that may seem like it moved at warp speed to y'all, but I started designing this room LAST YEAR after I fell in love with this wallpaper that we used on the ceiling and ordered it during a big sale. The wallpaper served as my crucial element for the dining room (something I talk about that is a CORE principal of my design process that I set out in Designer in a Binder®).

With the wallpaper as the crucial element in place and the fact that we re-used all the major elements (rug, furniture and even this giant piece of art) from our old dining room, it wasn't hard to make the rest of the decisions for this space! So I made final lighting, art and miscellaneous selections about 5 weeks ago and got everything ordered. We tested paint samples & made our selection several weeks ago, at which point we went ahead and bought the paint.

The point is, we were ready to rock and roll last Monday morning once we got our girls to school. We got the painting done in one day. It helped that we really only had to paint the walls. We kept the existing trim color (Divine White by Sherwin-Williams) and only had to touch it up a bit. Then last Tuesday we wallpapered the ceiling panels, which went a lot more smoothly than I expected. It helped that I was able to pre-cut all of the wallpaper panels to the exact same size (since the ceiling coffers were all the same size).

This is what the ceiling looked like before we started.

traditional coffered ceiling

Joe and I aren't big fans of super traditional coffered ceilings, so we wanted to do something to make it feel a bit more modern and funky.And here's what the dining room ceiling looks like now. I can hardly handle how much I love it! The wallpaper did the trick (and the new light fixture helps, too)!

wallpapered coffered ceiling

Once the painting and wallpapering were done, we just had to hang the shelves, art, etc. and put the rug and furniture into place. Believe me, it really, really helps to have everything planned out ahead of time. Designer in a Binder® not only includes worksheets for you to list out everything you need to do and purchases you need to make, it also has a worksheet for you to plan out the timeline of your project. And it works! This was a very smooth room makeover because we were prepared!

Now here's a few more views of the finished space plus a complete source list for you!

dark blue dining room reveal
Gale Force blue dining room looking into foyer

Dining Room Source List

The rest of the sources can be found below. Just click on any of the product images for full details!

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