I am an absolute sucker for anything that’s nostalgic. Midcentury modern aesthetics makes my world go round, cottage-core brings me comfort like nothing else can, and country-themed anything makes me want to run away from my entire life on horseback and do my laundry in rivers and grow chamomile in my garden.
There’s just something impeccably homey and inviting about a country-style dining room. If you decide to design your dining room in a country-inspired way, you can expect a ton of rustic wooden elements, beautiful tiles, gorgeous upholsteries, and maybe even some doilies if you’re lucky.
This collection is dedicated to all things country. With so many interiors dedicated to contemporary minimalism and ergonomic layouts, sometimes it’s nice to see something that’s old school, classic, and not too complicated — some good ol’ fashioned country livin’.
1. The Suburban-Country Dining Room
Floors & Walls: We’re starting off this wonderful collection with a beautifully classic dining room that is set right off the front door. The mere construction of this home is really something to behold, with beautiful antique wooden floors and crown-molded ceilings.
I always appreciate it when shelving units are built right into the wall. Not only does this space save, but it means that they will likely be kept around for a long time – ensuring that the heritage of the home remains. Delicate floral wallpaper really makes this room into a quaint country dining room.
Furniture: This simple dining set feels really appropriate for the room because the wood that’s been used for the dining table and chairs is the exact same stain as the front door! This beautiful four-seater could very easily be turned into a six-seater. I adore how the cushions tied to the chairs match the cream curtains and trim in the room.
Decor: A classic room deserves a classic decoration, and that’s exactly what we get here. A mini-lamp shade crystal chandelier hangs above the dining table, which is adorned with a lovely bouquet of green flowers and a sweet dining set. The rest of the decorative elements come from the lovely set of dishware stored in the built-in shelving unit.
2. The Cozy Nook Country Dining Room
Floors & Walls: I think that this is a particularly charming room specifically for its multipurpose! We can guess that the kitchen is just out of the frame based on the visible kitchen stools – meaning that this is just a great room for hosting. It all starts with dark hardwood floors and very delicate gray-painted walls with beautiful white trim.
Furniture: I think another reason why I love this room design is because so many of the elements are built right into the structure. This fabulous office area is created by a desk and drawer feature built right into the wall, as well as some shelving units set above.
The dining area is adorable with its built-in bench seat with pistachio-colored cushions and matching chair with white framing. The dining table itself is lovely and rustic in dark hardwood. This is the perfect room for hosting, doing homework, or just sitting and reading the morning paper.
Decor: The main features of this room are so beautiful that it really doesn’t need that much in terms of decoration. Smart lighting is found all around the room, and we get pops of color in the bench cushion upholstery. For a bit of life, all you need is a vase of freshly cut flowers.
3. The Barn Door Dining Room
Floors & Walls: This reminds me a lot of a makeover episode of Queer Eye, and it is just TOO PRECIOUS. This glorious country dining room feels like its set right inside a barn with glorious sliding doors to reveal the beautiful scenery outside.
This incredible room starts with rustic hardwood floors and rustic hardwood walls and ceilings to boot! Faded red paint has been used for the borders and window framing, successfully preventing the room from becoming too monochromatic.
Furniture: This dining space is furnished with some really special pieces. To start, this dining set may seem standard at first glance, but take a moment to notice that chopped birch tree trunks have been used for the legs of the table! A gorgeous hutch sits in the corner to store your dishes, and a sweet patio set complete with rocking patio chairs and a folding table sits right on the other side of the enormous sliding doors.
Decor: I really appreciate how the paint job is acting as a huge part of the decor for this room. Otherwise, what makes it special is the beautiful Persian rug under the dining set, a candle-style chandelier that hangs above it, and a gorgeous centerpiece in the middle. Country living at its finest!
4. The Big Family Eatery Room
Floors & Walls: Something extra special about country living is that there’s a certain amount of hospitality that comes with it. This kitchen and dining area is clearly meant for hosting. This enormous space starts with gorgeous hardwood floors, faux finish painted walls, and high vaulted ceilings.
Furniture: Because there is so much wood in this room, I personally would have chosen a lighter shade of wood stain for both the dining set and the kitchen stools just to change things up a bit and create some contrast.
But that’s not to say that this dining set wouldn’t look beautiful in a room with a bit less wood! This space features a beautiful country craftsman kitchen and a huge hutch built right into the wall. I’m sure many fantastic dinners have been shared in this wonderful space.
Decor: Despite the room looking so full, the decoration has actually been kept to a bit of a minimum! We get a splash of color from the collection of cookbooks in the hutch, some ambiance from the great light fixtures hanging over the dining table and the kitchen island, and I bit of life from those stunning potted purple flowers.
5. The Sunny Country Dining Room
Floors & Walls: While some of the dining spaces we’ve seen so far have been on the traditional side, this is a version of a dining room that is drawing from traditional elements but using modern execution in order to create something very special.
This all starts with super dark hardwood floors that are met with Robin’s egg-blue walls and cream trim. This contrast of light and dark colors is truly beautiful. The dark floors create a grounding foundation, while the paint colors keep everything feeling light and clean, and the white coffered ceiling adds a little something extra. (I have a feeling that the very generous amount of windows helps with this as well).
Furniture: This dining set is very cleverly contrasted with a warm and rustic dining table made of wood, while the corresponding chairs have been painted a warm cream color. I also adore the lounge chairs in the adjoining room. So stylish!
Decor: The best-furnished rooms really don’t need much around them in order to create a cohesive space because the furniture itself is decoration enough! We have a lightly patterned rug set under the dining table for some texture and warmly hued chandeliers set above it. The wooden shutters also do a great job of bringing the wooden element to another part of the room.
6. The Antique Treasures Dining Room
Floors & Walls: I don’t know what it is about this room that just feels so magical to me! This is clearly an older home, as indicated by the red brick floors, the distressed wood walls and vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, and the charming archways carved right out of the clay wall. I adore a room that maintains its heritage where it should be maintained.
Furniture: Rustic but still luxurious wooden framed chairs with red velour cushions circle a dining table (which I personally would not put a tablecloth on) while an open hutch feature makes room for all the fixings needed for a quick and easy breakfast. This is a rather odd room when you look at it; it makes me wonder if it’s the dining area of a bed and breakfast!
Decor: The decoration is really what makes this room something special. Antique figurines are scattered all over the place, a huge chandelier fixture with kitschy bits and bobs, and various antique boxes and kitchen appliances almost make one feel like they’ve traveled back in time.
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7. The Heritage Breakfast Nook
Floors & Walls: This bright, sunny, and endlessly charming breakfast nook brings a Mediterranean flare to the country dining theme. This gorgeous room all starts with white floors and white walls, but wooden trim, wooden window framing, and gorgeous exposed wooden beams on the ceiling. Arched doorways bring that Mediterranean flare, while the furniture keeps it country.
Furniture: This precious dining set reminds me of this kid’s dining set my parents got for my sister and I when we were little. It had the same little hearts carved into the backs just like these, with the same angled legs. A rounded table is always a top choice of mine, purely because of the way it allows a conversation to flow or a card game to perpetuate for hours.
Decor: This room is so sweetly decorated with gorgeously patterned handmade rugs, sweet-like floral upholstery for the dining chairs, adorable floral curtains, dainty chandeliers, and of course, a vase of freshly cut roses. It’s the little things, y’know?
8. The Modern Cozy Country Kitchen
Floors & Walls: This kitchen is just so sweet that I can hardly take it! Though shorter ceilings like these may deter some people, there are some really clever ways to make sure that space never feels too cramped. And the best way to do this: use white!
And that’s exactly what the designer did here. This single-wall kitchen and dining area starts and ends with white: white floors, white walls, white ceilings, and white cupboards.. you get the idea. Subtle details like the wooden ceilings and very subtle cream wallpaper just make everything feel a bit less minimal and a bit more special.
Furniture: Since this is a smaller space, it was so smart to use a dining table that has shelving on one end for some extra storage, and it can even be used as extra counter space! Simple white chairs help make the room feel light, while gorgeously warm countertops bring that perfect rustic contrast.
I particularly adore this kitchen design with an amazing farmhouse-style sink and what looks like a fireplace oven built right into the wall. Simply heavenly! I also must say the tiny little details of black elements also help give a bit of interesting contrast. So smart!
Decor: This space is so sweetly decorated with a black candle-style chandelier hanging over the dining table, some colorful bowls, and a watering can filled with happy blooming sunflowers. This space is so bright and cheery that I would happily make coffee in it every morning.
9. The Classic Country Kitchen
Floors & Walls: Well, isn’t this a charming little scene! Here we have another combined kitchen and dining room that makes it the perfect room for hosting. Beautiful sand-colored hardwood floors meet with simple white walls but incredibly tall ceilings that make the room feel extra open and airy. Recessed window frames help contribute to that classic country home feel.
Furniture: I think that this kitchen and dining room is perfectly furnished. The kitchen itself is comprised of gorgeous wooden cabinetry, a classic white gas stove, and an extra open credenza with drawers and shelves. The dining table is such a lovely and generous size to host many loved ones, with beautifully framed chairs.
Decor: My personal favorite way to decorate a kitchen is simply with things that belong in it. Kitchen appliances don’t just have to be utile – they can be beautiful too! We see this implemented through stunning dish collections, simple light fixtures, a handmade rug, and of course, several vases of freshly cut flowers.
10. The 5-Star Country Dining Room
Floors & Walls: We’re switching direction a little bit and going towards a country dining room that is less on the homey side and more on the elegance side of things. This amazing dining room is encompassed by floor-to-ceiling windows with gorgeous wooden framing and dainty floral wallpaper – a pattern we end up seeing all throughout the room.
Furniture: The dining set in this space is the one and only star of the show, with white framing, seat cushions with striped upholstery, back cushions with floral upholstery, and a gorgeous dining table that has been painted white to perfectly match the entire room.
Decor: Floral is found all the way through, with even matching drapes. A tiny little lamp-shade chandelier hangs high above the dining set, and a personal flare is added through personal photos hanging framed on the wall.
This lovely dining set comes from ARS-IDEA Interior and Architectural Design.
11. The Country Cooking Den
Floors & Walls: Here, we have another glorious combined kitchen and dining room that has maintained so many of its heritage elements while updating what needed elevating in order to create a room with both character and style.
This perfect combined cooking and eating area starts with dark gray tiles and very light mossy green walls, which all culminate into an incredible vaulted ceiling that not only reveals wood beams but an entire ceiling made from brick. Big windows let the beautiful daylight into this rustic space that is complete with its original stone fireplace as well. Gorgeous!
Furniture: The kitchen features in this room really played around with different shades and ornate decoration, with each section of the kitchen hosting a different cabinetry design and wood color. We have a portion with a lovely subtle blue cabinet with gray countertops, black cabinets with white farmhouse-style stinks and wooden countertops, and a gorgeous butcher’s block on the end.
The dining set itself is rather simple, warm hardwood table with matching chairs, but I find that all of the elements come together so nicely to create something so cozy, so inviting, but also timelessly stylish as well.
Decor: This room is impeccably decorated, in my opinion – again featuring elements that you would already find in the kitchen. We have bowls of colorful fresh fruit, lovely dishware, clever overhead lighting, vases of fresh flowers, and what would a kitchen be without a massive portrait of a rooster?
This wonderful dining room design comes from Hill Farm Furniture Ltd.
12. The Patterned Country Dining Room
Floors & Walls: We’re finishing off this collection with a really lovely concept. The bones of this room contain all of the makings of a classic country home with rustic elements, but the furnishing comes from another angle of country-style living: the fancy country.
This beautiful room starts with rustic hardwood floors and white walls but becomes interesting once you notice the amazing stone arch that leads you to another room and exposed wooden beams in the ceiling, but what makes this room particularly amazing is the contemporary garage-style door that opens all the way to the outside.
Furniture: This robust and hardy room becomes cute and dainty with its furnishing, with a dining set featuring a round table and surrounding chairs with golden framing and a mishmash of striped and bucolic upholstery. Similarly, sweet accent chairs are placed in the corners of the room.
Decor: I am honestly a huge fan of overdoing it with patterns. I think that using a bunch of contrasting patterns almost makes them less loud than they would be individually, and that’s done here with a beautiful area rug, a bright pink patterned tablecloth, and floral throw pillows. We fall back into the classic country and away from the fancy country with a candle-style chandelier and framed still-life paintings around the room.