How lovely has the weather been lately? After months of dark, dismal, dreary days, I've welcomed the sun with open arms (and a few more freckles and a slightly pink, sunburnt nose). My bones finally feel warm again and I'm able to throw open the french doors and let the boys play in the garden without any fear of them ending up a damp, muddy mess. It's almost as though the sun's rays have sprinkled magic dust over the earth and made everything and everyone lighter, brighter and a whole lot happier. It's a wonderful time of year. And perfect for a bit of DIY or sprucing up your home.
When we bought our house a couple of years ago, even though it was off-plan and we weren't actually able to see the real thing, we fell in love with the layout and in particular, the kitchen/dining/sitting room. It's the most amazing family space with doors opening directly on to the patio and out in to the garden. Even though we have a separate living room, it's rare that we use it preferring to chat away while we cook or relax on the sofa in the sitting area and look out on to the fairy lights twinkling away in the garden.
The dining table sits in the middle of these two areas and is a little bit lost, to be honest. It's a beautiful walnut table and while we're not looking to replace it, I'd really like to add a little bit of colour to its surroundings. We have white dining chairs, a pale floor and magnolia walls so it's crying out for a pop of colour. And I'm thinking that by changing the chairs for brighter ones and adding a few accessories, it could really make the space come alive.
While doing my weekly shop a couple of weeks ago, I picked up the Tesco Home magazine and found it full of ideas for adding colour to colourless rooms. And the dining room furniture? Perfect! The chairs come in all shapes, all sizes and a whole manner of colours. Looking on the Tesco Direct site, I've managed to narrow it down to four possible contenders. Two green and two pink, as both colours would work well with what we already have in the room. What do you think?
Top left: Ava Lime Green Gel Acrylic Dining Chair - £49.99
Top right: DSW Acrylic Pink Dining Chair - £59.99
Bottom left: DSR Acrylic Pink Dining Chair - £49.99
Bottom right: Charles Eames inspired Eiffel DAW Green Dining Chair - £39.99
I must admit, I'm leaning towards the Ava Lime Green one. That colour's almost edible! Because our dining table seats eight, it would mean an investment of just under £400 so I'm wondering if I could replace two or three of the white chairs and have a mixed set round the table. It could be enough to brighten things up without blowing the (non-existent) budget.
This post was written in collaboration with the lovely people at Tesco but all words (and love of green and pink chairs) are my own.