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30 Rustic Dining Rooms That Radiate Refinement

Rustic decor can have a wonderful warmth about it, making it the perfect decor style to bestow upon a dining room, all set for feeding the family or entertaining guests. Although, rustic style can also be injected with many different influences, such as industrial chic, tribal, geometric, modern or traditional. With so many directions to go in it can be difficult to know which one is right for you and your home. So to help we have put together an extensive selection of rustic dining room decor schemes that include a multitude of rustic dining tables, accent dining chairs and wooden benches, oversized dining pendant lights, and rustic wall decor.


Visualizer: Lib Team  

This rustic dining setup is part of a kitchen diner layout. The dining area is anchored in front of a beautiful architectural alcove with the help of an oversized rattan pendant light. The woven shade complements the style of the six dining chairs that encompass a glass topped table.


Designer: Eric Aust  

Sitting beneath another rattan shade (though this one being of a smaller scale), a chunky wooden dining table looks the part with a beautiful live edge.


Visualizer: Tomas Sciskala  

An eclectic mix of colourful rattan dining chairs and an upholstered banquette bench seat sets this dining suite apart from the rest.


Visualizer: Angelina Alekseeva  

This mediterranean rustic chic decor scheme has a wonderful sense of sophisticated refinement about it. The roaring fireplace set atop a large store of cut logs makes the perfect accompaniment.


Visualizer: Jenya Lykasova  

Rustic decor is mixed with coastal flavour here. Driftwood artwork is mounted on one wall, and two mother-of-pearl chandeliers shimmer over the elegant dining table.


Designer: mode:lina architekci  

Three simple white dining room pendant lights with rustic style light up a wooden dining table. Beneath a raw wood dining surface, the legs have been painted white to give a clean and fresh modern finish.


Visualizer: Serhii Seinov  

Rustic and industrial are two aesthetics that meld perfectly together. Here a set of stools have been teamed with a long tressle table. A concrete and metal planter decorates one end.


Visualizer: ReFL Studio  

This rustic industrial dining room uses a mixed bag of dining chairs and stools, each with their own patina.


Photographer: Wertovoll Fotografie  

Faux fur throws give this dining room a cosy rustic flourish, and softens hard wooden seats. Over at the other end of the room, a daybed receives the same treatment. Festoon string lights zigzag across a glass panelled ceiling, all set to add twinkling light overhead during late evening meals and nighttime festivities. A natural weave rug keeps things a little toastier underfoot by creating a barrier over a cold stone floor.


Visualizer: LOGOVO Design Group  

Unique rattan basket chairs surround a whitewashed tressel table. A large geometric pendant light adds a contemporary edge.


Visualizer: Nguyễn Thanh Tùng  

This dining space has a tribal influence, brought in the form of a monochrome tribal print wall hanging and matching cloth napkins. A set of four chairs are made up from two black painted wooden seats and two in natural rattan. The slight mismatch brings a good dose of personality and individuality.


Visualizer: Lien Nguyen   

In this space, a sleek dining table and geo dining chairs look particularly modern, but teamed with a distressed wooden feature wall and a steampunk clock the suite settles into a rustic vibe.


Designer: atelier Rua  

A dining table with drawers provides perfect on-hand storage for cutlery, placemats and napkins. The basket of fruit and vases full of garden flowers make a particularly sweet rustic centrepiece.


Visualizer: Plasterlina  

These sleek modern dining chairs work brilliantly with the shape and colour of the industrial style lighting.


Visualizer: Lyubimova Kate  

Rustic wood and metal shelving units provide a great backdrop to this refined dining area.


Designer: Mario Stoica  

A large wall clock can also fill up an empty dining room wall. This colourful one looks great beside the authentic barn door and cluster pendant lights.


Visualizer: Catherine Domracheva  

This small scale rustic dining room ensemble sits atop a bold geometric tile floor.


Designer: Estudio Valdés Arquitectos  

Amazing exposed wooden rafters do all the talking in this lofty rustic interior. In the centre of a long wooden table, two tall candlesticks are almost tall enough to touch the trio of slim pendant lights.


Source: Neptune  

Rustic dining benches are a great way to go if you have a very large family or a fluctuating number of guests – there’s always room for one more when you can shuffle up a little closer! Dining benches offer a laid-back minimalist look, with no chair backs or a multitude of legs to clutter up the visual.


Visualizer: Koj Design  

A pretty tablecloth adds an unexpected pop of delicate colour over an industrial dining set.


Source: NYT  

More dining benches, but this time rather than just two extra long seats we have four smaller pieces.


Source: Zoho Shop  

Classically upholstered chairs bring a touch of tradition to a rustic space.


Designer: Locati  

This vibrant area rug steals the spotlight beneath a pale dining set.


Visualizer: Alesya Kasianenko  

The dining set in this home would fit in with many different styles of interior decor but the towering cut log feature wall positively screams rustic. The logs, teamed with two huge rattan lampshades and a red accent dining chair, really warm up a cold white kitchen diner space. The tribal print rug finishes off the tiny but tenacious dining spot.


Visualizer: Home D  

This modern tribal chic home has a pale wood dining bench tucked neatly behind a sofa, coupled with contrasting black bar stools.


Designer: Renée del Gaudio  

Metal chairs work well alongside wooden ones.


Visualizer: Ivan Zaichenko  

Exposed bulb pendants on extendable wires can be spread as far and wide as needed.


Photographer: Kadir Asnaz   

Consider opting for brightly coloured wiring for an extra eye-catching lighting installation.


Designer: Jauregui  

Candles add drama…


Designer: Tineke Triggs  

… And a little romance!

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The Defining a Style Series: What Is Modern Farmhouse Design?

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Ready to embrace modern farmhouse design? We’ve got all the info you need to pull this look off. Image: Gardner Homes

There’s a reason why so many of us continue to fall head-over-heels for farmhouse style. Its unique take on comfort and simplicity creates an aura that could make anyone feel at home, even if they’ve never set foot on a farm. However, some people shy away due to the assumption that this aesthetic can feel a little outdated.

We’re going to prove those people wrong. Below is our guide to pulling off modern farmhouse design. Read over these tips and keep them in the forefront of your mind as you work on your own interiors. With any luck, you’ll achieve the perfect balance between classic comfort and modern flair.

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Practicality is the cornerstone of farmhouse style. Image: Ken Linsteadt Architects

Put practicality first

When you consider the ins-and-outs of farm life, it’s no surprise that practicality reigns supreme. While you should always consider functionality and usage as an integral part of any design, in this case, it needs to be your first point of consideration.

As for how to make that happen, planning is key. Before you start getting into the nitty-gritty of your redesign, take some time to look at the space. Consider details like the flow of the room, the lighting, and the furniture arrangement. Consider what’s working and what isn’t, as well as what changes you can make in order to make ease-of-use your first priority.

Then, once you’re ready to start gathering your design elements, remember that function should be your primary focus. Let your furniture and storage options take center stage in the room, above any decorative elements.

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Stick to neutral colors for a modern twist. Image: House of Jade Interiors

Choose a neutral palette

The colors you choose will be crucial to making this look work. Gone are the sage greens and buttermilk yellows that harken to older farmhouse styles. These days, a neutral color palette is a crucial part of any modern design, and including one in your farmhouse-inspired space will be the thing that helps keep your fresh, clean, and totally current.

As always, you’ll want to keep the 60-30-10 rule in mind. Here, white is the natural choice to fulfill the role of your dominant shade. For your other two colors, think about using earthy shades like grays, tans, and browns. Bare in mind that your accent shade should be the boldest of them all.

In a farmhouse design, the finishes you choose will also play an important role. Rather than choosing crisp, bright shades like you would in a truly modern design, you may want to consider choosing colors that have a bit of a vintage or antique feel to them. This will provide a small nod to classic farmhouse style without feeling too over the top.

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Comfort is also key. Image: Jennifer Robin Interiors

Mix and match furniture

Next up, it’s time to focus on furniture. Traditionally, farmhouse designs relied heavily on simple wooden furniture to fill up the bulk of their interiors. You should include that in your space as well. The type of wood and finish that you use is up to you, but whenever possible, opt for pieces that feature clean and simple lines.

To give the look a more modern twist, you’ll want to infuse another layer of comfort into the space. Think about balancing out the natural materials in the room with things like plush couches, comfy accent chairs, and cushioned bar stools. You can also enhance the feeling of the room by layerings items like throw pillows and blankets into your design.

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Finish the look off with industrial accents. Image: Irwin Construction, LLC

Add industrial accents

Lastly, you’ll want to think of the purely decorative elements your design. Here, we’d suggest leaning strongly on industrial-inspired pieces. Not only are industrial pieces commonly based on the machinery used for farming, but they also happen to be experiencing a spike in popularity right now, making them the perfect common thread to finish off your look.

With that in mind, keep an eye out for hanging barn doors, wooden mantles, iron-inspired light fixtures, and galvanized metal storage buckets. In farmhouse design, the best accents are the ones that also play a functional role, so look for pieces that serve a purpose.

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Use this guide to bring modern farmhouse design into your interiors. Image: Sita Montgomery Interiors

Farmhouse style has been around for decades, but that doesn’t mean it has to be synonymous with grandma’s house and days gone by. Take this guide on modern farmhouse design as your inspiration. The tips and advice in this post are the keys to creating a farmhouse-inspired space that feels equal parts warm, welcoming, and current.

What do you think of modern farmhouse design? Would you be willing to try out the look in your own home? Share your opinions with us in the comments below.

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Three Homes Using Exposed Brick, Wood Panelling and Grey To Their Advantage

Have an exposed brick wall, but not sure what to do with it? These three inspirational homes – sized as smaller apartments or more luxurious two-storey dwellers – use exposed brick, wooden paneling and shades of grey to create modern spaces. Long lines of wood construct kitchens with grey benches ending in exposed brick walls. Wooden doors shake off their natural grooves to reveal bookcases. Exposed brick tiling holds a faucet, and wooden shelving a sink top in a stone bathroom clothed in grey. Get inspiration and design ideas for your exposed brick facades, with these three homes combining brick, wood and grey.


Visualizer: Polygons  

Our first home uses grey, brick and wood in a loft for an IT specialist, a home designed to repel negative thinking and clutter. Opening to the living room, spaced wooden rafters cling to the ceiling, while a relaxed grey couch offers a seat beneath. A base in grey – spreading from two different paint shades in the walls, to a floor rug, coffee table vases and extractor fan high shelving – keeps the mood calm, refreshed and not too busy.

As we zoom further out, the Menu Willmann vases on the coffee table find friends in other small, grey-hued things. A row of aluminium camera lights draw squares around the ceiling; door handles shine bright in silver; a grey abstract houses smaller shades, on the wall opposite. An exposed brick wall makes an appearance to the right.

Looking towards the TV, more exposed brick meets the eye. A standing lamp harks to the rows of camera lights above, boasting a similar style. Wide windows to the right open up the room, lighting a fern and making reflections off the screens. A large grey panel beneath ensures red brick doesn’t dominate.

The dining area wows with modern dining pendants in a lighter grey. Wooden panels show themselves in a reclaimed table and warmer kitchen cabinetry, harking back to the paneling in the kitchen. Two in-built stoves and a mini potted plant also catch the eye.

A front-on view reveals open kitchen shelving, indented stools and a community of lines that stretch across the island, cabinetry, rafters and upper shelving. Here, wooden paneling and grey stone mingle seamlessly, equally sharing the visual impact.

The concrete-walled bedroom offers a similar schematic, with a wide, open space joined by horizontal lines. A low concrete platform raises the futon, which boasts a headboard in brown leather. Grey curtains hide and reveal outside light, while a rough abstract painting harks back to the lounge. A distressed wooden side table holds a Buddha talking to its owner’s beliefs. More camera lights tie in the rest of the interior.

A row of dark glass cabinets form the wardrobe, artfully keeping clothing in whilst alluding to more space.

The office, once hiding behind Japanese doors, makes the most out of more grey and wood. Varnished wooden planks cover one floor and wall, while a concrete door, wall and ceiling keep it from feeling too boxed-in. A high shelf and modern leather chair are welcome elements.

Shrouded mostly in concrete, the bathroom wows with a standing bath in porcelain. Accentuated with black pendant lights, a wooden towel ladder, one-walled shower and dressing chair, it pairs a feeling of elegance with an absence of clutter.

Similar in style, the toilet pairs exposed grey brick tiling, a wooden bench and concrete finishes into a perfect use of space. Lit by a dangling pipe and enlivened by potted grass, it makes this potentially-tiny corridor feel more spacious.

Paired with a mirror to expand the space, wooden paneling and a porcelain block toilet complete the look.


Visualizer: roomdesignburo  

Our next interior, this time a two-floor apartment in a former art studio, uses exposed brick, grey, wood and a dash of turquoise to create a couple’s haven. Inviting us in, the main living space blocks out walls in turquoise and exposed brick, using a layer of white to keep the look open. Grey covers the furniture in an ottoman, island bench and rug. Black joins the party in a stylish accent chair, here the classic Wassily chair, which matches the cactus pots and a squared-off coffee table.

From side-on, a few more black elements make an appearance. Modern end tables with black stencil legs and a wooden top accompany the sofa. A black TV occupies a plinth, while the panel underneath gives it structure.

Looking towards the turquoise wall, two levels emerge. A zig-zagging wooden floor keeps the look cohesive, while white, glass, black and grey play.

Another column in brick meets the eye behind a bevy of kitchen bar stools. Turquoise shows the way upstairs, while full-length white windows illuminate.

Above zig-zagging wood, beside exposed brick and leading up to a room in white runs the staircase, a series of classic steps that almost appear to be floating. A touch of turquoise to the back reflects off a pane of glass railings.

Unframed glass barriers keep the view unobstructed. Framed by a L-shape in white, grey elements in the kitchen island, rug and sofa reappear.

Stretching along the bedrooms and towards the study, the lower level’s zigzagging wood connects the interior. Glass doors and a white wall at the end make its corridor appear bigger.

From a bedroom to the study, the interior’s central elements become more prominent. Turquoise covers a wall to the side, as exposed brick stretches from the ground floor to the ceiling. Curtains in grey tie in the couches, while wood constructs a row of low-down bookcases. White adds light to the rest.

Closing off the space, a model for double workspaces looks out. Exposed brick covers the one side, black stencil door frames the other, as white cubby chairs work together on a shared wooden desk.


Visualizer: Sikora Wnętrza  

Our final space, a 100sqm apartment in Gdansk, Poland, combines exposed brick, wood and grey with a bevy of comic strips. Opening naturally to the living room, exposed red brick meets with black dining room pendants, large wooden panels and furniture in light wood and grey, which together exude a relaxed attitude. Small details in pop-art fridge magnets, an open comic book and a bookcase lined with vinyls foreshadow elements to come.

As a round light hugs the ceiling, a strip of comics heads the kitchen, an unusual surprise above a black iron frame. Whilst the dining table turns industrial with steel legs and bolts, more exposed brick reveals itself in a small wall by the door.

Looking towards the kitchen, the comic strip dominates. Its frame over the kitchen makes the people within seem characters, performing real-life charades in their everyday business.

As we glance in the bedroom’s direction, a multitude of browns become apparent. Light wood connects the rooms, creating space. Grained wood covers the kitchen, storage cabinets and entrance. The bedroom’s door frame is coloured in dark brown paint, a subtle shade that keeps the look eclectic.

Although the rooms seem ever-changing, similar materials and shades ensure they don’t look busy. In the living room, monochrome plays in the light fixture, wood covers the bookcase, and grey offers a seat. In the kitchen, monochromes play in the kitchen frame, wood covers a bench, and grey offers a washable concrete floor.

Details in the comics also add contrast, with illustrations juxtaposing against smooth surfaces.

A scattering of books shows the owner’s character. Pin-up girl clippings cover the coffee table, while a diary shows usage in a place on the couch. The feature bookcase provides an opportunity for snooping.

Dull and shiny materials add depth to the interior. Shiny black appliances, hanging pendants, a fridge and splashback tiles work well in the kitchen, where long swathes of rough or grainy wood make the space feel more traditional.

As the door to the bedroom beckons, we find ourselves in a room peppered with Japanese-style windows, a bedside drum and modern wall sconces. A dark grey feature wall plays beside a wooden bed frame and almost-matching floor.

Leaning in closer to the bed, similar shades play with textures in a wooden headboard, polished wooden drums and light fur pillows. Black elements in the wall sconces and window frames polish off the look.

A bath lurks from afront the bed, in an adjacent bathroom. Snuggling into the corner, its grey walls mix with a thick white towel rail and Japanese windows, which slide to enclose the bedroom.

Harking to the bedroom’s feature, another grey wall holds a set of drawers reminiscent of the bookcase. A couple of framed paintings evidence different artistic tastes.

Another sitting room peeks around the corner, filled with musical instruments and entertainment. Afront wood shrouding a wall and door, a violin relaxes beside its case, while the bedroom’s bedside table holds the latest magazines.

As the sitting room offers more musical fixtures in an electric guitar and amp, its black wall and wooden floor link back to the bedroom and corridor.

Wood closes off the wardrobe and covers a side table, a perfect place for a weary diary and hat from yesteryear.

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Wood Covered Industrial Interior Accented With 1940’s Inspired Palette

The visually warming effect of wood tone can make for a very inviting interior. Most popularly lately, we have seen expanses of wood tone working beautifully alongside shades of grey and white. Monochrome always looks chic but what if you fancy a splash of something a little more playful? The colourful elements of this wood covered interior, designed by Olha Wood, come in cheerful tones of coral pink, sunny yellow, muted red, pale turquoise and azure blue. The 1940’s inspired palette is juxtaposed with industrial styling, such as raw concrete accent walls and minimalist lighting fixtures, plus a selection of much heavier looking black pieces that appear throughout.

Starting in the living room we get a flavour of the 1940s colour clash right off the bat. A coral pink upholstered sofa sits in the same space as two cheerful yellow chairs and a roof red bookcase. The scene is set against a wooden backdrop that looks onto concrete columns, between which a flat screen television nestles. Matching the grey of the concrete columns is a stout grey coffee table by the sofa.

A black swing arm wall lamp lights the chaise part of the four seater pink sofa. The Counterbalance Swing Arm LED Wall Light is well situated for use next to the book collection.

The herringbone floor has a wonderful striped effect.

The yellow modern outdoor chairs have an open weave that allows the line of sight to move on into the kitchen area with little obstruction, though the colour of the Acapulco Chair does coax the eye to linger a little.

Modern pitchers make easy decoration in an open plan lounge-kitchen-diner.

The kitchen is another imposing installation of wood tone, forming almost a mirror image with that found over in the lounge. Here the expanse of brown is broken by a crisp central kitchen island.

The concrete pillars run the full length of the open plan room.

Behind one of the concrete pillars nestles a wooden dining set with Scandinavian style chairs.

Gold coloured industrial style lighting decorates the space above the dining table. Here we can also see the extent of the built-in bed of shrubs that runs the entire length of the room, situated beneath the large windows. A concrete beam runs above it.

In the kitchen we find muted red shelves that match the bookcase in the lounge.

The layout of the apartment is designed around taking in the view.

A black sink is camouflaged against a black countertop to one side of the kitchen.

A patterned multicoloured floor rug brings all the hues of the apartment so far together in one place.

Here a bookcase doubles up as a room divider between a sleeping area and a small bedroom lounge where the spectacular views can be enjoyed, or a book can be read from the bookcase in bright natural light.

A wood console stands against another wooden dividing wall. This time the other side of the divide takes us into a closet.

An industrial style pendant light hangs by the bedside, and lights the way to an ensuite bathroom.

One wall of the closet is lined with mirrors, which makes a narrow hallway appear more open and bright.

The closet doors are fully glazed, and the contents are able to be viewed from both sides of the closet volume that backs onto the bathroom.

In the ensuite bathroom a black basin and industrial light contrast against a white freestanding bathtub and white faucet.

A cylindrical coral pink and light turquoise side table is situated by the bath. The bathtub is set upon a higher floor level, which gives the bathing area a look of being centre stage. A feature wall of white tiling matches the white floor of the platform.

An installation of wall vases hold a sprinkling of greenery in the bathroom to bring in a relaxing hint of nature.

Back in the bedroom we get a better look at the reading area beyond the room dividing bookcase. Two soft armchairs make this a spot for a couple. A golden wall sconce provides some extra lighting. A small round end table gives a place to rest the morning coffee cups and a few current magazines.

In the home entryway we find a continuation of attractive herringbone floor, and more wooden storage options.

A coral bench brings a splash of the 1940’s colour through into the welcoming area, set to make a bright first impression.

A neat half moon console table stands beneath a small round mirror and a minimalist light. This providing an opportune place to check ones appearance before leaving and drop keys on return.

The home plan gives us a much clearer view of how the glass sided closet runs along a narrow hallway off the bedroom toward a separate end closet, whilst also being accessible from the bathroom. We can also see on this plan how the platform that runs beneath the bathtub seems to continue on for some distance, where it holds a shower cubicle, WC and bidet. Through this digital sketch it becomes clear that the reading area in the bedroom looks directly out into the living room, giving more weight to the implementation of the bookcase room divider between the sleeping area.

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