Moody Boho Dining Room Plans | NYNR Refresh Challenge

It's the first Tuesday of January which means the New Year New Room Refresh Challenge is kicking off today! I love taking on a room refresh at the beginning of the year. It feels like such a great way to start the year. This year I'm taking on a room that's mostly done on a surface level but it has so much more room for finishing details. I'm excited to be adding moody layers and finishing some DIY projects to create a moody bohemian dining room.

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Moody Boho Dining Room Plans

If you're new to The Boho Abode, I wanted to quickly introduce myself as I hope we will get to know each other a bit better over the course of this challenge. My name is Corinna and I live in a 1954 brick rancher. It's 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. My mission has always been to create a beautiful home designed for living in. I love vintage, color, globally sourced decor and patterns, and I am a lover of easy to care for houseplants.

I want to give a special thank you to Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living for coordinating such a fun challenge every year. She puts so much work into this! At the end of this post I will have links to all of the bloggers refreshing spaces this month. And we welcome you to refresh a room, too! Use #NewYearNewRoomChallenge on Instagram so we can visit your posts too.

The New Year New Room Challenge is sponsored by amazing brands and I just wanted to take a moment to introduce them and thank them for their sponsorship.

Moody Boho Dining Room Plans


We have original pine wood floors in the dining room. They really need to be refinished but that's not an immediate priority right now. I'll be adding a layer of pattern and texture beneath the dining table with a Mohawk Home area rug. I have been a fan of the designs and quality of their rugs.  From bright and colorful to modern and neutral to vintage and global inspired there are gorgeous rugs to compliment every style. I've narrowed down my favorites to these three:

Floret by Patina Vie | Aloma by Under the Canopy | In Bloom by Patina Vie


The moody bohemian design just begs for a dramatic light fixture. I'm really loving something like the Octavia Chandelier from Sazerac Stitches. I love that it has an overall modern look to it but the flowers add a vintage touch that reflect the details of the french provincial style table I have in the room. And to match the chandelier, the Octavia Adjustable Sconce would really tie everything together framing art above the fireplace mantel. Either way, the room needs beautiful lighting in a dramatic style to compliment the rest of the room.


I would love to add a wallpaper above the decorative trim. I'd like to go dark here since it's only a small portion of the wall. The wall below the decorative trim will stay white to keep the room feeling large and bright. Spoonflower has peel and stick, removable wallpaper that would be perfect for us. I love that it gives us the freedom to easily remove it if we end up moving down the road. There are so many incredible designs that I wanted to use for the moody boho design but the one that spoke to me the most is the Eyes Adorned in black and yellow by littlearrowdecor.


I feel like it's easy to over look the smaller hardware details of a room. Little things like switch and light plates really elevate a room when they're upgraded from boring and basic plastic ones. I plan on installing white architectural style plates throughout the room. Liberty hardware has these as well as other style plates, cabinet hardware, mirrors, bathroom accessories, furniture hardware, and hooks.

Outlet Switch Cover | Coaxial Cover | Single Switch Cover


Many of the Spoonflower designs are also available in decor for the home. There's bedding and throw pillows and curtains and dining table textiles. All available in trendy designs. Since I'm refreshing my dining room, I looked at their dinner napkins to see what designs would compliment the fresh new vibe of the room. I love many of the designs by littlearrowdecor and couldn't resist sharing some of the designs available from them on dinner napkins.

Mudcloth Cross on Dark Olive | Adorned Palm on Ginger | Arcadia Dashy Chevron on Honeycomb

DIY Projects:

I have 3 main DIY projects I want to tackle in this room. The first is to finish off the fireplace mantel project. I want to add more to it to make it more substantial. I used Velvet Finishes Luxurious paint to paint the mantel surround and will use the same color on the piece I'll add at the bottom. To give it a faux tile look, I'll add lightweight MDF board to the opening and cover it with a peel and stick wallpaper in a tile look like this Encaustic Tile Peel and Stick wallpaper from Spoonflower.

Then to hang on the fireplace, I want to make a pink tassel garland using gold chain and Smithhonig Pink Silk Tassels. The gold chain will reflect other gold elements in the room and the pink tassels will bring the color to this side of the room.

The third project I want to tackle in to refinish the dining room table. It's currently grey but it's been painted badly with a poor quality roller so there's hairs stuck in the paint all over. I'd love to paint it minimalistic by Velvet Finishes and use their Enhance Dark Glaze to bring out the french provincial detail on the legs.


And that's where I'm starting this year's challenge. I'm really excited to get started and to follow along with the other blogger's room refreshes. It's going to be a month full of inspiration so make sure to check out all of the links below.


  1. It's going to be amazing! I love that you kept these awesome curtains and are including them in your boho-licious design. I can't wait to see it!

  2. Oh I'm so feeling the lighting and that mantel makeover!! Can't wait to see!

  3. That light is a stunner and I can't wait to see your fireplace makeover!! It's all going to be gorgeous :)


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