Transforming your home into the perfect modern farmhouse can definitely feel like an insurmountable challenge. You want it to feel charming and cozy without being shabby chic, and you want to incorporate older vintage pieces yet still feel modern. You’re not alone. So why not learn to master this balancing act in one of the most central rooms in the house? Your dining room.
1. White and metal make a great match.
The rustic trend may not lend itself super well to bold colors, but that doesn’t mean your space can’t have pizzazz. Kelly from The Lily Pad Cottage paired her Windsor style chairs with a black steel frame pendant light (and, of course, a little wood) to create a picturesque country nook.
2. A touch of luxe goes a long way
Cecily from Cecy J Interiors gave this family farmhouse an elegant new makeover. With the help of a little white paint and a few luxe accents — like a brass pendant light — made all the difference.
3. A vintage table completes the look
The dining room may be delightfully modern, but the heavy vintage farmhouse table, which is over a century old, grounds this picture-perfect room shot by Eve Wilson in rustic style. The perfectly mismatched dining chairs don’t hurt either.
4. Do it yourself to decrease the price
A properly rustic room should feel a little handmade — and this DIY-ed “Stay Awhile” sign by Joyful Derivatives blogger Rachel Joy is just the thing to perk up your farmhouse-style dining space. (Plus, who can argue with inexpensive decor?) Follow her how-to here.
5. Dark wood adds drama to an airy space
Large windows, lots of air, white walls — the last thing this beautiful bright space needs is a white table. Pick a killer dark wood piece like Emily Henderson did, and give it the spotlight to create your dream rustic dining room.