A few months ago we moved into our rent house and have been SO happy with our new central location in Fort Worth. The main draw back is the smaller square footage, but as I’ve said before, that’s just another design challenge that I get to take on:)

Since this dining room is significantly smaller than our previous home [here], I had to change things up a bit. I wasn’t able to use our very large dining table and opted for a round one instead. I actually ended up using our old outdoor dining table and gave it a little facelift with a refreshing coat of light blue paint. You might recognize it from this post [here] when I used it on my back porch.

I also wanted to make this room nice and colorful since the space is so small. I wanted the room to give off a “happy” feel rather than a bunch on neutrals getting lost in a small space. I had a blast working with pattern and texture and {of course} had to incorporate a bit of a “beachy” feel as well.

What do you think?!

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Thank you for stopping by The Blissful Bee! I'm Amy and I'm the writer and designer behind the blog. I have a passion for interior design, fashion and simply living a stylish life. I hope you enjoy your "stay"!


  1. I love it and the colors are stunning! Would you mind sharing where you got your curtains from??? Thanks : )

  2. And what a wonderful job you have done getting your dining room snazzied up, what a beautiful room. The first thing I noticed were the gorgeous drapes, the red and white is so peppy in there. I love all your wonderful goodies to give it personality. It might be smaller but you sure made it welcoming.
    Happy Days

  3. Amy, your dining room is beautiful. I love the red chest and I am a huge fan of the natural look of wicker. Just lovely. Stoppin by from Wow us Wed. Have a great week! ~Wanda

  4. I love it! Magazine worthy for sure with your printed curtains, colorful decor, wicker furniture…it’s to die for!

  5. Super cute!!! I love all the little details. I love that dining table as well. Did you paint it? If so what colour paint did you use? I’m now following you, found you at twelveOeight link party! Can’t wait to see what else you come up with.

  6. What do I think? I think you need to give me those drapes! Love the whole room, casual but elegant. Enjoy!

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