Good Questions: Ideas for the Dining Room?

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You may remember Tiffany from her good question from a few weeks ago about using the "Woods" paper in her bedroom...well, she's written to us again.

She says: "I hate to throw such a major wrench into everything, especially after all the great ideas, but... certain people are convinced that the "Woods" wallpaper would look much better in our dining room than in the bedroom. (We have been at a loss at what to do with the dining room since we bought the place over the summer, I hate how it is now-wood & white.)

I really don't want to paint all the lovely wood, but am considering possibly painting only the decorative mouldings, maybe black or a darker color to go with the "Woods" wallpaper, which would go inside. Thoughts? "

Tiffany adds, "BTW, all the great ideas for the bedroom are not going to waste, if I don't do the "Woods" in there, I still am planning on wallpapering with perhaps a pretty French, boudior-type damask print."

We love the idea of the "Woods" paper inside the moldings only - we'd go for an amazing color on the little bit of surrounding wall space. There isn't all that much of it left outside the moldings, so the color could be pretty saturated and intense. We would not mess with that ceiling, and in fact, might lean toward leaving the moldings the same tone as the wooden ceiling beams to tie all the planes of the room together. Between the "Woods" paper and a fabulous wall color, you can totally modernize the space without covering the wood.

Tiffany had tons of response to her original bedroom question - please offer your thoughts on the dining room redo as well...Comment away...

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.