Before I got into doing DIY projects at the beginning of this year (2019) I have practiced Interior Design for the past 15 years. A designers house is always the last to get put together...This is my dining room. When we built our house we went "standard" in our finishes knowing that I can paint or add wainscott far cheaper myself than the builder could. I also know that starting plain gives me a blank canvas to do what I feel like I am in the mood for once I have lived in the space for awhile.
The few days before we moved in our furniture, we had already painted all the bedrooms and decorated them how we wanted and the week after we moved in I had my fourth child which left a few rooms in house plain for the past year until I could get into the swing of having three kids under two at the time!