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The highlight of this simple Southwestern-style dining room is the beautiful green landscape showcased by the wide glass window. This brings in an abundance of natural lighting as well as contrast to the beige walls, beige woven wicker chairs, and the round dining table.
The elegant large fireplace blends with the beige walls that curve into a cove ceiling brightened by the wall lamps flanking the arched window by the head of the table. These wall lamps match perfectly with the candelabra decoration on the rectangular wooden dining table surrounded by cushioned patterned chairs.
This Southwestern-style dining room has a little Asian-style flair to its large wooden wall art of Buddha on the light gray wall that is complemented by the terracotta flooring tiles. This is topped with a green patterned area rug making the wooden dining set stand out.
The dining chairs that are made up of bamboo are softened by the patterned seat cushions that match and contrast the checkered flooring of this Southwestern-style dining area accented with a vintage poster that is framed and hung by the small window.
This beautiful dining room has a Southwestern-style flair to its patterned terracotta flooring tiles and the small colorful alcove on the side of the wooden dining set. This alcove has colorful and patterned tiles that make it stand out against the white wall.
This elegant and charming Southwestern-style dining room has a mosaic terracotta flooring that complements the earthy yellow area rug as well as the rust color of the chair slipcovers. This is then topped off with a glass-top wooden dining table to complete the aesthetic.
This is an informal dining area right inside the kitchen with the same brown marble flooring tiles and the same white ceiling riddled with recessed lights. These make the white bamboo frames of the dining chairs brighten up especially against the gray marble top of the table.
This is a homey Southwestern-style dining room that is complemented by its distressed and worn terracotta flooring tiles. This goes well with the antique vibe of the rectangular dining table, cabinets and the colorful classic painting mounted above the wooden console table.
This simple yet charming Southwestern-style dining room has two tones on its walls. One is the earthy maroon tone that goes well with the wall-mounted abstract paintings. The other is a yellow mustard that shines with the hardwood flooring from the brilliant curtained window.
The dark terracotta flooring of this elegant dining room is mostly covered with a red patterned area rug that complements the patterned cushions of the dining chairs around the wooden dining table by the large fireplace that has a beige mantle.
The white tray ceiling and matching white wainscoting are contrasted by the earthy brown walls that complement the wooden dining table and its wooden chairs that have light gray cushions to match the carpeting of the Southwestern-style dining room.
The elegantly patterned area rug over the slick and shiny hardwood flooring matches with the yellow walls of this Southwestern-style dining room. This is brightened by the white ceiling as well as the natural lights coming in from the window and the wrought iron chandelier.
The highlight of this Southwestern-style dining room is the charming and unique antler chandelier hanging over the wooden rectangular dining table that is paired with cushioned chairs with an earthy tone matching the rust-colored area rug underneath.
The simple dining area is placed on a quaint corner where the wooden round dining table and its chairs stand out against the white walls that are adorned with the floral patterned curtains of the window that bring in natural lights making the crystal chandelier shine.
The beautiful woven area rug dominates the dark hardwood flooring that contrasts the elegant white walls. These are brightened and enhanced by the white lights of the brilliant chandelier of the white tray ceiling. This makes the dark gray cushioned chairs stand out.
The earthy hue on the walls of this Southwestern-style dining room is a perfect complement to the white ceiling and white wainscoting that matches with the white cushioned chairs that surround the contrasting dark wooden round table underneath the simple chandelier.
This simple Southwestern-style dining room has a wide hardwood flooring that matches the wooden top of the modern dining table. This is paired with a cushioned gray bench and modern white chairs matching the white walls adorned with a couple of woven wicker decors.
This is a charming and homey dining area right by the kitchen under the same beige ceiling with exposed wooden beams. This hangs a decorative chandelier over the dark wooden dining table that matches with the wooden chairs and the hardwood flooring.
The white dining room illuminated by an eccentric chandelier that hung over the wooden dining table and metal chairs. It has terracotta flooring and white brick walls mounted with a rectangular mirror.
This dining room showcases taupe wainscoting and natural wood plank flooring topped by a classic area rug. It includes pink striped chairs and a rectangular dining table that complements the storage cabinet.
Yellow dining room with a high gloss dining table paired with matching chairs that are fitted with various styled cushions. It is illuminated by an ornate chandelier that hung from the coffered ceiling.
The cozy dining area boasts a wooden dining table and leather upholstered chairs designed with vintage patterns. It has rustic wood plank flooring and a stone accent wall that adds texture in the room.
An ornate chandelier hangs over the carved wood dining set in this southwestern dining room offering a wooden buffet table that’s topped with white marble counter and three-panel mirror.
A white printed rug adds a striking accent in this orange dining room lighted by a candle chandelier and recessed ceiling lights. It has a round dining table and beige high back chairs surrounded with black framed photos.
Southwestern dining room with a round chandelier and wooden dining set on a printed rug placed against the white tiled wall arranged in a herringbone pattern.
An open dining area showcases a wrought iron chandelier and striped cushioned chairs along with a round dining table topped with wooden sculpture.
Small dining area with limestone flooring and beige ceiling framed with rustic wood beams. It has a brown dining set that’s illuminated by a unique chandelier.
The bright dining room illuminated by a brass chandelier that hung from the wooden table with yellow legs. It is accompanied by a striped bench and metal chairs that sit on a classic area rug.
A blue storage cabinet adds a pop of color in this dining room with glazed windows and a cathedral ceiling that matches the hardwood flooring topped by a white rug.
Fresh dining room designed with lovely wall arts and chrome globe pendants that hung over the wooden dining table surrounded with gray chairs.
The charming dining room boasts a custom dining table and gray chairs lighted by a wrought iron chandelier that hung from the wood beam ceiling. It has hardwood flooring and an arched inset wall that’s bursting with colors.
Red dining room with a fireplace and rustic dining table paired with leather chairs. It has tiled flooring and a glazed window covered with patterned draperies.
The spacious dining area offers wrought iron chandelier and wooden dining set guarded by tall sculptures. It has a wood beam ceiling and terracotta flooring topped by a tasseled rug.
This dining room features a bulb chandelier and eye-catching wall arts mounted on the orange wall. It includes wicker chairs and wooden dining table covered in a red runner.
Warm dining room designed with a wooden shutter sealed by a star and a diamond wall art flanked by wall sconces. There’s a wine rack across the wooden dining set that sits on a vintage area rug.
Elegant dining room illuminated by an ornate chandelier that hung from the dome ceiling. It has a boat shape dining table and cushioned chairs surrounded with wooden columns.
A small dining space situated next to the living area featuring a glass top dining table and leather cushioned chairs lighted by a vintage chandelier.
An all wood dining room with a rustic chandelier and tree stump dining table accompanied by matching chairs on wood plank flooring.
A unique chandelier hangs over the rustic table in this dining room with an eye-catching bench and red chairs placed against the white wall that’s filled with round decors in various styles and sizes.
Ambient light from the chandeliers and wall sconces bring a warm and cozy tone in this southwestern dining room featuring an immense dining table surrounded with wooden and tufted chairs.
A dining space situated next to the concrete staircase showcasing a round chandelier and redwood dining set that complements the hardwood flooring.
Southwestern dining room decorated with framed photos and an ethnic shirt mounted on the taupe wall. It has cushioned chairs and a wooden dining table designed with a chevron pattern.
A vintage chandelier illuminates this dining room showcasing a dark wood dining set on a red printed rug and inset shelves filled with various decors.
This dining room offers a natural wood buffet table that complements the wood plank flooring and dining set lighted by a pair of candle chandeliers that hung from the arched ceiling clad in red bricks.
Natural light streams in through the wooden framed windows in this southwestern dining room featuring a seating nook topped with beige cushion and pillows along with a distressed display cabinet across the wooden dining set illuminated by an ornate chandelier.
A blue sectional sofa adds a cool accent in this cozy dining room with stylish built-in shelving and a black drum pendant that hung over the round dining table and wooden chairs fitted with coral cushions.
Warm dining room with wooden vaulted ceiling and terracotta flooring arranged in hexagon and diamond patterns. It includes a wooden dining set situated in between a buffet table and bar that’s lined with metal counter chairs.
Southwestern dining room designed with a tall wooden decor and interesting wall art mounted across the sleek dining set that sits on a beige area rug.
The Southwestern-style brings energy and vibrant colors reminiscent of the desert landscape to a room. Its impact is unmistakable. Yet, it has a small following in less than 1 percent of dining rooms. It isn’t as well-defined as modern or traditional. You could call it a living style. It blends elements of rustic decor along with the free spirit of eclectic and shabby-chic.
It resembles the beach style in that it draws from a sense of place. You’ll find many of the iconic features of the Southwest including natural materials and classic motifs. The challenge with this decor is to create a balance between tasteful and kitsch. It’s easy to get swept up in the images of cowboys and the Old West.
Are you curious about how to capture this look for your home? Browse our collection of dining rooms to get more ideas about this evocative style.
Features of the Southwestern Dining Room
The dominant theme of this style is its earthiness. The colors, furnishings, and elements stand as a testament to its connection with nature. Terracotta pottery, potted cacti, and longhorn skulls bring the desert indoors. Textures feature prominently. The style isn’t dainty but rather rugged and weathered.
The Palette of the Landscape
If you like bright colors, you’ll enjoy the classic shades of this look. Think reds, oranges, and yellows with splashes of blue. Neutral hues like tan and white also work well especially as a backdrop for these showier colors. A combination is an excellent option to avoid overwhelming your guests.
When you look at Southwestern dining room design ideas, you’ll see rugged and rustic pieces perhaps with rough-hewn timbers. The furniture is as tough as the landscape. Warmer wood tones like cedar bring an inviting atmosphere in keeping with the color scheme. Natural fabrics like wool, burlap, and even denim add texture.
Stick with curved lines to soften the mood of your dining room. Accessories are welcome additions. A bearskin rug or game trophy mount is right at home with this style. Colorful tiles are a classic feature. You can use them as accent pieces to create an attractive focal point. Heavy metals like hammered tin are another popular element.
A Southwestern dining room is bright. Consider adding multiple lighting fixtures to match the energy of the room. Hang pendant lights over your dining room table. Place a floor lamp in a dark corner. Be sure to use warm-colored light bulbs to match the decor.