Earthy + Elegant
How to get the look: A lot of what rustic style is about is what it doesn't have, such as high-gloss surfaces, intricate details and fussy decor. Yet, while getting 'back to basics' with organic textures is a rustic-decorating essential, sometimes incorporating too much 'unrefined' décor can feel messy and undefined. Get the same relaxed and cozy vibe you would find in a cabin in the woods – without compromising on chic elegance – by paying attention to color harmony. In this dining room, all of the major staples, including the dining table, chairs and buffet server, are kept in one unified shade for a pulled-together aesthetic.
Mix in Holiday Cheer
'Merry and Bright'
How to get the look: Just because your holiday style is 'rustic and earthy' doesn't mean it can't be 'merry and bright.' In this rustic Christmas dining room, lights and light fixtures are incorporated in every possible way, from iron floor lanterns to hanging pendants to an array of candleholders. Incorporate them into your dining set for vintage rustic flair by day and warm, glowing lights by night!
Cozy Dining Retreat
How to get the look: This dining room is at once elegant-and-sophisticated and approachably cozy-and-inviting. It’s a look often-coveted, yet can be impossible to achieve….if you don’t practice a few simple design principles.
Rustic Design Rule #3: Embrace natural patterns. If you want a cozy ‘rustic holiday’ vibe, you’re going to have to do away with those floral placemats you’ve been holding onto for decades, or that abstract geometric print hanging on your dining room wall. Because in the land of the rustic holiday, nature’s patterns dominate. The lines and swirls of a dining set’s natural wood grain; the sweeping ‘motions’ of a wreath’s reaching branches; the hills and valleys in a sheepskin throw’s lush fibers – each proves that art and nature are inextricably, beautifully intertwined.