This rustic dining room has a look of purity and simplicity. The rug in the color of cream is a perfect choice as it sits between the two ends of a spectrum represented by white chairs and wooden table top.A dining room that plays with the tones of white and darker wood is calling for a rug that can channel the best of both – giving the white a dim contrast so it can stand out, and giving the wood a similar color to match it. A shade of beaver brown seems like a fitting choice, especially if the rug is decorated with some lovely patterns!
Modern dining rooms are increasingly being relegated to a small, designated corner of the kitchen or living area. The age of the expansive and lavish dining room is definitely behind us. Today’s dining rooms seem to place efficiency ahead of flowery aesthetics and it is simplicity that trumps extravagance. The advent of the social kitchen along with a greater urge to turn the open living area into a gathering space for family and friends has seen dining space take a turn towards rustic and natural decorating choices.
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A cool credenza, hutch or even sideboard in wood that complements the dining table is a smart way to repeat woodsy charm in the room without going overboard. Chairs next to the dining table need not always be wooden themselves and you can easily use an eclectic mix of chairs varying from those in luxurious leather to ones with metallic frame. It is the décor around the table along with the color palette of the room that truly define its style and mood!
Maybe you do not really want a modern farmhouse style dining space to disturb the overall appeal of the open plan living area. If you are looking to just add a touch of natural elegance and textural contrast to the modern dining room, then the inspirations below the simplicity with which it can be done. One of the easiest ways is to replace some of those dining chairs with a cool wooden bench that offers more seating space and also ushers in rustic appeal. Throw in a plush blanket or even a few pillows to make it a comfortable experience for everyone.
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