Farmhouse Dining Room Ideas

Farmhouse dining room ideas and inspo.

Are you designing a farmhouse dining room and looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place. Spoak has all the interior design inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. Browse room designs, inspiration images and decor ideas or take our free room design tool for a spin below!

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Ostara designed by Shanta Michelle
OstaraDesigned by Shanta Michelle
Spanish Countryside Kitchen designed by Spoak
Spanish Countryside KitchenDesigned by Spoak
Transitional Dining Room designed by Miranda Rodgers
Transitional Dining RoomDesigned by Miranda Rodgers
Main Level Lighting designed by Cynthia Navarro
Main Level LightingDesigned by Cynthia Navarro
Dining Lighting Inspo designed by Serena Finnerty
Dining Lighting InspoDesigned by Serena Finnerty
Dining Room - chair option 2 designed by ali mcsweeney
Dining Room - chair option 2Designed by ali mcsweeney
Kitchen Table designed by Kayla Craig
Kitchen TableDesigned by Kayla Craig
Dining room- Chandelier Option B designed by Rachel Parker
Dining room- Chandelier Option BDesigned by Rachel Parker
Untitled designed by Erika Fadden
UntitledDesigned by Erika Fadden
A Mediterranean Moment designed by Jendalyn Cohen
A Mediterranean MomentDesigned by Jendalyn Cohen
Dining Room designed by McKenzie Tuttle
Dining RoomDesigned by McKenzie Tuttle
Dining Room (View 1) (copy) designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Dining Room (View 1) (copy)Designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Dining Room (View 2) designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Dining Room (View 2)Designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Dining Room (View 1) designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Dining Room (View 1)Designed by Yamel Arvelo Disla
Dining Room designed by Elissa Hall
Dining RoomDesigned by Elissa Hall
Kitchen designed by Jennifer Suberlak
KitchenDesigned by Jennifer Suberlak
Kitchen designed by Demi Sanchez
KitchenDesigned by Demi Sanchez
Dining Room designed by ali mcsweeney
Dining RoomDesigned by ali mcsweeney
Dining Room designed by Christine Roy
Dining RoomDesigned by Christine Roy
Dining Room designed by Molly Bowen
Dining RoomDesigned by Molly Bowen
Dining Room designed by Nancy Keller
Dining RoomDesigned by Nancy Keller
Dining Room designed by KATHERINE ECK
Dining RoomDesigned by KATHERINE ECK
Kitchen + Living Room designed by Camille Ehrlich
Kitchen + Living RoomDesigned by Camille Ehrlich
Dining Room Mood Board designed by Sethrina Stoddard
Dining Room Mood BoardDesigned by Sethrina Stoddard

Design tips for decorating a farmhouse style dining room

Here’s how to achieve the farmhouse aesthetic room of your dreams.

What’s the best way to design and decorate a farmhouse dining room?

Creating a dining room that serves as a welcoming hub for meals, gatherings, and memorable conversations begins with thoughtful planning. The arrangement of furniture not only influences the room's aesthetic appeal but also its practicality and comfort. By employing a strategic approach to your dining room design, you can achieve a space that harmonizes form and function, making every meal an experience to cherish.

Whether you're in the process of a dining room remodel or looking to makeover your existing one, these are the key elements to include in your design:

  • Paint or Wallpaper: Select a color or pattern that sets the desired mood for the dining room and complements the farmhouse style you want to achieve. We are partial to covering walls, ceilings, and trim in a uniform paint color to create a cohesive look. Or consider an accent wall to serve as a focal point.
  • Dining Table & Chairs: The heart of the dining room, your table should be chosen with care, considering its shape, size, and placement. This piece sets the tone for the room's overall design and functionality, acting as the anchor for all other elements. Pro tip: Divide your table’s outside dimensions by 24 inches to find out how many people you can seat comfortably. Complementing your table, the chairs should offer comfort and style.
  • Storage Furniture: Practical yet stylish storage solutions like buffets, sideboards, and credenzas are key to a clutter-free dining area. They provide essential storage and a space for serving dishes. Position these pieces to maintain a clear pathway around the table, ideally 3-4 feet from the table’s edge.
  • Area Rug: Love them or hate them, rugs in the dining room are a hot topic. A well-chosen rug can define the dining space and add a layer of warmth and texture. If you opt for a rug, ensure it extends at least 24 inches beyond the table on all sides, allowing chairs to remain on the rug even when pulled out.
  • Decorative Lighting: Central lighting, such as a chandelier or pendant, should be positioned directly above the table to illuminate the area evenly and serve as a visual centerpiece. Dimmer switches can adjust the mood.
  • Curtains or Blinds: Window treatments not only help control the light and provide privacy but also serve to tie the room's design together. They offer an opportunity to inject color, texture, and pattern into the living space, making it more inviting and personalized. Whether flowing and sheer for a light, airy feel or rich and textured for a more luxurious look, curtains play a pivotal role in setting the tone and atmosphere of the dining room. Don’t forget the curtain rod!

Get creative and have fun with your farmhouse dining room makeover! If you need an extra hand, check out our step-by-step guide on How To Design a Room.

What materials and home decor should I use to achieve a farmhouse dining room design?

These days, it feels like farmhouse interior design is everywhere—from our Instagram feeds to our TV screens (thanks, Joanna Gaines). Farmhouse design blends rustic charm with modern comfort and conjures a warm, welcoming feel, reminiscent of a country home (even if you don’t live in the country). To achieve a farmhouse aesthetic in your dining room, focus on creating a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere.

Farmhouse design typically features exposed wooden beams, wide-plank floors, and a palette of warm neutrals complemented by soft, pastel accents. While farmhouse style tends to embrace a more neutral color scheme, the addition of prints and patterns can infuse warmth, texture, and personality into the space. Commonly, plaid, gingham, stripes, and even floral wallpapers find their way into farmhouse interiors, offering a charming contrast to the subdued tones.

Common decor elements include barn doors, shiplap paneling, apron-front sinks, and vintage accessories (think: mason jars, woven baskets, wood cutting boards, or ceramic mixing bowls). Comfortable, overstuffed furniture with durable fabrics, such as cotton and linen, invites relaxation, while galvanized metal and distressed or reclaimed wood adds to the rustic farmhouse aesthetic.

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