In creating a rustic style dining room, try to use the elements that truly represent the look you are going for.
Wood is an obvious choice when it comes to creating a rustic feel in any space, including a dining room. Wood can be found in fixtures such as ceiling beams and tabletops. It can also come in the form of wood paneling or decorative wooden planks on walls or along wainscoting below upper walls.
Start by looking for items at garage sales or thrift stores that contain wood pieces before purchasing new furniture with wood accents. The more beat-up and weathered the piece looks, the better it will fit into this decorating scheme.
Another great way to add texture to a room is to use natural elements such as dried or fresh flowers and greenery. Tall floor plants work well in creating a rustic feel. Try adding some branches from an evergreen tree, which can be found at many craft stores during the holidays after the trees have been picked bare.
Also, make sure there are no glass vases or anything resembling contemporary style decor for this look. Besides glass, any other type of pottery should be old-fashioned looking with a country flair.
Rustic style dining rooms often draw on time-honored traditions for inspiration. Try incorporating antiques into your decorating scheme if you already own any pieces that fit this description, or consider shopping antique shops to find items that will create this effect without spending too much money.
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