Look closely at this dining area and you’ll find several ideas worth stealing. First, slipcovers in two colors fit over the
chair backs. (The big buttons are just for show.) Mixed seating looks like it was collected over time―one chair has barley-twist
legs, and a dark wood bench sits along one side of the table. Distressed wood and weathered paint finishes impart a subtle
Trade in your chandelier for an oversize lantern to keep a pattern-heavy dining area from looking fussy. For unexpected flair, customize it with a splash of color. Look for spray paint specifically made to adhere to metal.