Take a good look at this furniture. I wish I had a before picture, as I'm sure that table and those chairs were completely mundane and depressing in their former lives. What a difference spray paint in unexpected colors can make!
Painted the same color as the wall, the box molding is not a distraction for the large patterned wallpaper it frames. The result is big on drama.
More ways with molding:
Molding: Add Texture by Detailing Your Detail
Like the idea of wallpaper but not willing to commit to an entire wall? Framed wallpaper panels are a great solution. Paint the frames the same color as the wall to give the panels the effect of molding.
Do you have a traditional wood dining table and chairs? Consider your set to be the new source of bold color! All it takes is paint: choose different shades for the table and chairs for contrast. Consider painting your walls a complementary color to finish the look.
Dining table. If you want to get the kids to the dinner table, make it enticing! A dining table painted in high-gloss may not get them to eat their vegetables, but at least it will be a treat for the eyes.
Jan could pull a color from her living room pillows and paint the table in that color in a high gloss finish. Keep chairs dark wood for sophtcation or paint white to be bright and cheerful. And of course change seat cushions in a pattern.