Rustic Dining Room Design Ideas

A dining room is a space that may seem simple in function and design, but it is a very important part of the home. It’s a space where meals are shared, conversations are had and maybe even a day of work is completed! We think there is something so comforting about gathering around a rustic dining table, in a space that is oh so cozy and stylish. Rustic dining room design is undoubtedly welcoming and a great style for many people and dwellings.  When you think of rustic dining room design and what that may look like, it could be a few things. Perhaps a rustic dining space would consist of a big and hearty wooden dining table, or a stunning natural fiber area rug, or even artwork that is directly inspired by nature. All of that would be correct! Rustic interior design is all about enhancing the natural beauty of materials found in nature, like wood, stone, cotton, etc. The color palettes are soft, with earth tones dominating the style, but neutrals, both dark and light, are welcome as well. How would a rustic dining room design be put together? The first thing would be to establish what level of rustic design you want. When looking at rustic dining room design ideas, you will see styles that have a bit more of a farmhouse flair, or the opposite, a modern rustic feel. That is the beauty of rustic design, it can be used in its pure design style or incorporated in so many other styles! Given the nature of rustic design, it makes it a very durable style. This means it’s ever popular in households with kids or pets! Nothing makes parents more happy than a dining room that won’t be destroyed by sticky fingers and crumbs. Whether you need help with your rustic dining room layout or just gathering rustic dining room design inspiration, we have ideas for you! With different sized spaces, needs, color palettes and budgets, we hope you find some images to inspire you in our Design Ideas gallery!

Refined Rustic Style: Dining Room Design

Refined Rustic Style: Dining Room Design

Refined rustic is all about organic and rugged materials but adding a classic touch. This dining room feels welcoming and comfortable like rustic style does, but has a sense of sophistication with its dramatic floor mirror and muted color palette.

Like Clockwork

Like Clockwork

Like Clockwork An oversized skeleton style clock adds a bit of industrial-inspired whimsy to this attractive and low-key rustic dining room making for a space that feels stylishly casual and charming. This combo will truly stand the test of time.

Large and Light Dining Room Design

Large and Light Dining Room Design

The Barbosa dining table is large enough to seat 6. Still, it's a simple and slender silhouette feels light and stylish, making it perfect if you want to have a big dinner but like an open feeling space.

Simple but Impactful Changes

Simple but Impactful Changes

We love the way a few accessories can change the vibe of a room. In this space, the addition of a table runner and some reefs has transformed the modern space into a rustic fall paradise.

Round Table Discussion

Round Table Discussion

Just because a dining space is small doesn't mean it can't be mighty. Here a round dining table saves space by cutting corners, but it's vintage finish and ornate base gives it a regal charm that is further elevated by the pristine white slipcover dining chairs—making this dining room not only space-savvy but also refined.

Southwestern Dining Delights

Southwestern Dining Delights

Are you looking to go low-key but stylish for your dining room? For a look that feels effortless and chic, add some Southwestern influenced decor to your space. Southwestern style incorporates rich earth-tones, colorful ceramics, and woven textures for an approachable look that will add warmth to any dining space. 

Rustic, Ravishing, and Ready to Entertain

Rustic, Ravishing, and Ready to Entertain

Get the most out of your holiday decor with a tablescape that delights the eyes with pops of bright autumn color. Here a long table runner in an enchanting shade of red-orange adds a touch of drama to a rustic dining tableau that will have guests drooling before dinner has even been set.

Natural Touches

Natural Touches

This dining room takes a delicate spin on rustic style, thanks to woven materials and restful neutral shades, giving it a soft and approachable vibe.

Rustic Spring Dining Room

Rustic Spring Dining Room

This rustic dining room is simple and understated. We love adding candles and fresh greenery for a pop of ambiance and texture!

Head of the Table

Head of the Table

Want to add an air of formality to your contemporary dining space? Try placing upholstered chairs at your table's head. They'll recall dinner parties of a more romantic era, making each meal feel like a fancy affair.

Eclectic Rustic Dining Room Design

Eclectic Rustic Dining Room Design

This dining room takes direction from old world charm and modern boldness. The mix of woods in the table and chairs adds an eclectic flair that is both timeless and new age.

Welcoming Woodwork

Welcoming Woodwork

Black and white color palettes can make a room feel bold and exciting. But, sometimes, this high contrast color combo needs some softer accents to make them more inviting. Consider using light wood finishes, to add a welcoming organic feel to your bold B&W space.

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