Dining Room Update: A Pop of Color from Wayfair

Disclaimer: I received free products from Wayfair.com for the purposes of spotlighting them in this post. The ideas and opinions below are my own.

We are a beige family.

I recently had the chance to choose some items to bring a “pop of color” to our home from Wayfair.com and when I looked around I realized that the only room in the house with color in it is the office/playroom. Absolutely every other room from porch to living room to bathroom is either white or beige. We are color deficient.

I think in my decorating scheme, I was thinking that it made sense to stick with neutrals so I could change the accents and shift the look of the room occasionally. The only problem is that I never did add the accents. (Unless you count a multitude of kid toys as accents, in which case we’re featuring a heavy dose of Doc McStuffins purple around here.)

After browsing Wayfair and realizing that I was really going to have to narrow it down to an area, I decided to redo our porch. I sort of missed last summer being stuck indoors on pregnancy bedrest, so I am beside myself at the prospect of spending lots of time outside this season. Right now, we have some dark brown furniture with beige cushions sitting on a tan rug. (See what I’m saying with the neutrals? It’s no wonder that most of my closet is brown.)

Here’s what I decided on while I was shopping:

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Sunrise Flourish Lantern // Zuri Doormat // Indoor/Outdoor Diamond Canary/White Rug // Circle Lattice Garden Stool // Outdoor Living Pillow in Tangerine // Monti Outdoor Pillow in Leaf // Citronella Yellow Tea Light Candles

Then, this funny thing happened. I was just about to check out when I spied a little photo link to the sunniest, happiest set of cushions I’ve ever seen. They were bright yellow, looked wildly comfortable, and reminded me of all the yellow I loved in the inspiration photo I used for our dining room when we redid it two years ago.

That’s when I realized that we’ve been using the same sad dining room cushions that I whipped together two years ago, even though they aren’t comfortable. They were made quickly with the idea that I was going to replace them once I found the right fabric and had time to make cushions. I make plans like that sometimes when I forget that I have young children and don’t have time to shower. So, the sad little cushions hung around.

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We spend a huge amount of time at the dining room table since we eat together for pretty much every meal and I sit at the table to work while Eva does crafts or workbook pages. In fact, we spend more time in the dining room than we do in the living room ever since we got rid of Netflix and Hulu.

I had to have them. The porch will happen soon, but the dining room was far too overdue. I mean, look at the difference!

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Talk about a pop of color changing the house! I don’t think I realized how drab the dining room looked until I saw the photos. It helps that I swapped out our grown up fancypants marble eggs in neutral colors for a basket of cheerful plastic Easter eggs. Eva was quite excited.

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I really feel like the space woke up. It’s also much more comfortable to sit on the benches now so we’re doing a pizza and board game family night to welcome the new cushions. Plus, they’re really easy to clean because they’re suited for being used outdoors so the kids won’t completely destroy them before the month is out. Yay for little updates that bring so much joy!

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What do you think you could with $100 to bring a little joy into your home? One of you is going to find out, because Wayfair gave me a gift card to give away to a lucky reader. (Thanks, Wayfair!) All you have to do is leave a comment and fill out the entry form below. Bonus entries if we’re connected on Facebook and Twitter!
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NOTE: Be sure to put an actual link to a product on Wayfair.com for your comment to count as a contest entry! (If you left a comment without a link, feel free to comment again.) Thanks, guys!

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114 thoughts on “Dining Room Update: A Pop of Color from Wayfair

  1. I love those cushions! Since my husband and I got married a couple years ago, we’ve been trying to find “our” style and find was to merge our pre-marriage furniture. So far we’ve done pretty well with the bedroom and living room but our bathroom is a wreck! I would use the gift card to get matching towels and accessories for our bathroom.

  2. We had a LONG winter – I’m excited to see bright colors like your dining room. Can’t wait to do a refresh in our home!

    • It was a long winter, wasn’t it? I think it’s making me twice as excited about Spring! (Well, that and the fact that I missed Spring last year…)

  3. I suck at decorating and never realized how just adding a touch of color like the yellow cushions could transfer a room!

    I love Wayfair! I am now pregnant and have been looking online almost daily and dreaming at all the things I could get…I’m crossing my fingers 🙂

  4. This is beautiful Carly! I just re did our guest room to accomadate for my nephew who should be here from a few days to a few weeks. He is a tricky little boy who can’t make up his mind when he wants to meet everyone. The only thing I don’t have is somewhere to keep him when I steal him from my sister! 🙂

    • I worked on our back patio today and now I’m wishing I could win this gift card. So many beautiful things on that site that would help!

  5. Oh our dining room needs color too! I have a new house and no money to decorate. I’m thrilled to be where we are but I can’t wait till we get it to feel more homey.

    • I have to admit that we’ve started house hunting and I can’t decide between getting the bigger house or the smaller house with the extra cash cushion for filling it up!

  6. Everyone who sees my FB knows my dogs are spoiled rotten. So I definitely need two of these nice pet loungers to help keep them cool as the days get warmer.

    http://www.wayfair.com/Coolaroo-Elevated-Indoor-Outdoor-Dog-Cot-LgPetBed-CLR1044.html

    In the interest of something for ME, I think I found the perfect piece of decor to finish my kitchen (after four years!). This little sign would be fabulous!

    http://www.wayfair.com/Artistic-Reflections-We-Ought-To-Be-Opening-A-Bottle-Of-Wine-Print-Art-MR313-AETI1172.html

  7. i would love to update my house! i have a new house and more room so i have some empty space. this chair would go PERFECT in an “entry room” type environment i want to create 🙂

    • I know, I need it too. Not sure if I can sneak it under the household budget radar but it would be PERFECT for summer…

  8. Love the pop of color! I’ve been working on bringing in color lately, too. I had the same idea you did, of a neutral room with colors as the accents…but somehow those accents never happen!

    • Accents are kind of intimidating. I always feel like it’s such a commitment to pick something out that’s supposed to represent who we are… (maybe I’m overthinking things like bookends and mail trays just a bit…)

  9. Its nice to see warm spring colors again. I’m so excited for warm weather and days outside. This brings the warmth and sun inside.

  10. Great giveaway. I love your yellow cushions. I recently discovered wayfair and would love a gc to actually buy something.

  11. This looks like a great place to get stuff…thanks for the tip, I have been looking for ways to make a big impact in my house without breaking the budget…and this is something I will definitely be looking at! 🙂

    I would love to win, but either way, I have some great info 🙂 So I win either way 🙂

  12. Love your decorating style. We just bought a house and I am struggling with decorating the super late ng living room!

  13. I love makeovers that don’t break the bank. Your choice of yellow really brightens the room. And, I know exactly how I’d spend $100 from Wayfair if I win: a pop of color in my formal dining room. Color seat cushions would really help pull together my purposefully mismatched dining room chairs.

  14. There are so many cute things from their site, and a few that I have pinned just waiting for some spare change to show up so I can splurge. However, I am going to post the one thing I have wanted for a while (and might, with the help of tax return money, be able to convince the hubby to let me get).

    http://www.wayfair.com/daily-sales/p/Spring-Ready-Storage-Essentials-Brennan-Entryway-Bench-%26-Shelf-Set-in-Black~JIY4538~E10294.html

    Our coat rack just snapped a few weeks ago, so all our stuff sits in a pile by the door. Not exactly the first thing you want people to see. lol.

  15. Love it!! We just moved to LA (from Australia!) so a little bit of help re-setting up a home would be perfect! 🙂

  16. I love the way the adding the cushions made the room look so different! we are moving next month and i would love to add something like that to the new house!

  17. Love this! You did a great job! We just bought a house and I can’t wait to start decorating! (after the wedding next month of course 🙂 )

  18. I LOVE the yellow cushions. It is amazing what a pop of color will do to a space. I am getting married this summer and can’t wait to combine our lives and start decorating our new home. Regardless of if I get the gift card or not, I will be checking out Wayfair for some great stuff.

  19. After starting to build our dream home, we had to back out and move into an older home that is in some desperate need of redecorating/remodeling. There is nothing on the walls yet and there are no pillows on the couches. The coffee table is from my college days (I am now 37), is falling apart and has teeth marks and hot wheel skid marks from three very active boys. There are so many things I would love from wayfair.com but to start off I would purchase some bright, fun pillows like these:

    http://www.wayfair.com/DENY-Designs-Khristian-A-Howell-Nolita-Drops-Woven-Polyester-Throw-Pillow-13005-thr-NDY2452.html

    Even though I know my wild three boys will probably have a pillow fight with them, at least it will be a stylish pillow fight. 🙂

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