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How to Curate Rustic Style in Your Dining Room

The rustic style exudes a timeless charm that effortlessly blends the cosiness of the countryside with the rugged appeal of natural elements. Whether you reside in the countryside or in an urban apartment, infusing this aesthetic into your home with a rustic style dining room creates a cosy and inviting space. To help you bring this interior design to life, we share how to embrace rustic charm and curate the style in your dining area.

 


 

What is rustic design?

Rustic interior design embodies a cosy, natural aesthetic inspired by rural settings and countryside charm. It emphasises the use of raw, organic materials like wood, stone, and reclaimed items, fostering a warm and inviting atmosphere. 


Earthy tones dominate the colour palette, creating a sense of harmony with nature. Textures play a crucial role, with soft fabrics like wool and leather adding tactile comfort. Handcrafted pieces lend character and authenticity to the space, evoking a nostalgic feel. Simple, functional furniture and decor contribute to the down-to-earth vibe, often featuring weathered or distressed finishes for added rustic charm.




 

Rustic Dining Tables

One of the foundational elements of a rustic dining room is the furniture. Opt for pieces crafted from reclaimed wood or natural finishes, which add character and authenticity to the space. A solid farmhouse table can serve as the focal point, anchoring the room with its eye-catching presence. 


Our handcrafted dining tables use high-quality, sustainable woods that bring a rustic charm with their unique wood patterns. Different wood stains are also available, including natural, light oak, medium oak, amber and dark oak. Medium to darker shades can work well in a rustic dining space. 


The dining chairs you choose can also help to make your dining space feel more rustic. Matching wooden chairs will always look stylish, but also consider playing with mismatched chairs for an eclectic touch to enhance the rustic vibe. 


Wooden and wicker chairs work well within the rustic style. You can also consider swapping out some chairs for a dining bench, which can really enhance the rustic or farmhouse feel. 



Above: A Christmas table scape by @myoldpub and our Montacute Carver and Windsor Dining Chairs

 

Rustic Decor and Accents

To complement the rustic furniture, choose décor and accents that celebrate the beauty of nature. Incorporate elements such as hand-woven baskets, earthenware pottery, and handcrafted textiles to add texture and visual interest. 


Display wooden bowls filled with seasonal fruits or wildflowers as centrepieces, bringing a touch of the outdoors inside. Adorn the walls with vintage-inspired artwork, botanical prints, or antique mirrors to create a sense of nostalgia and charm.



 

Rustic Lighting

Lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood and ambience of a rustic dining room. Opt for fixtures made from natural materials like iron or brass to enhance the rustic aesthetic. 


Supplement overhead lighting with soft, ambient sources such as candles or lanterns to create a warm and inviting atmosphere during evening gatherings.


 

Rustic Colour Palettes

When it comes to colour palettes, earthy tones and muted hues are quintessential to the rustic style. Embrace shades of warm browns, soft creams, and deep greens inspired by the natural landscape. Incorporate pops of colour sparingly through textiles like rugs, curtains, and cushions to add depth and personality to the room. Consider incorporating accents of rustic reds, burnt oranges, or faded blues to evoke a sense of rustic charm and warmth.


 

Rustic Tableware

Set the table with rustic-inspired dinnerware, such as handmade pottery and vintage silverware, to evoke a sense of nostalgia and tradition. Incorporate natural elements like linen napkins and woven placemats, to enhance the rustic charm of the dining experience.


 

Personal Touches to Complete Your Space

Don't forget the importance of personal touches and curated collections in infusing your dining room with rustic style. Display cherished heirlooms, vintage finds, or handmade treasures that reflect your personality and interests. Whether it's a collection of antique plates, vintage glassware, or hand-painted ceramics, these unique accents add character and charm to the space, making it feel truly personalised and inviting.


Whether you're hosting intimate dinners with family or entertaining guests for special occasions, a rustic dining room provides the perfect backdrop and can provide a cosy and stylish feel. 

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