Modern Farmhouse Dining Room Ideas

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Looking for ideas and inspiration for a modern farmhouse dining room? I channeled my inner Joanna Gaines to design this rustic, modern industrial dining room, complete with reclaimed wood dining table, antique fireplace, a round lantern chandelier and plenty of black iron details. 

Looking for ideas and inspiration for a modern farmhouse dining room? I channeled my inner Joanna Gaines to design this rustic, modern industrial dining room, complete with reclaimed wood dining table, antique fireplace, a round lantern chandelier and plenty of black iron details. 

Heyo! We're back with another interior design post and room reveal of my house! I love giving you guys a peek inside to my life, and this room is one of my very favorites in the whole house.

Some of you may remember that we moved into a modern farmhouse back in Fall 2017–I've since shared with you my modern industrial office, our rustic farmhouse kitchen, our eco-friendly nursery, and our outdoor oasis.

Today I'm opening the doors to our modern farmhouse dining room!

So how exactly does an interior design post fit in with Root + Revel, a wellness blog? Well, for starters: the very definition of holistic health is the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical symptoms of a disease.

I truly believe that health isn’t just about how many calories we consume or how many minutes we spend on the treadmill; rather true and lasting wellness is understanding ALL of the parts or our health as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.

And the psychology of design and creating a safe, comfy, happy place to call home has been proven to boost mood, reduce stress, provide peace of mind and increase our overall sense of wellbeing.

Looking for ideas and inspiration for a modern farmhouse dining room? I channeled my inner Joanna Gaines to design this rustic, modern industrial dining room, complete with reclaimed wood dining table, antique fireplace, a round lantern chandelier and plenty of black iron details. 

And if that weren’t enough–we’ve been upping the amount of home-related posts we’re sharing lately. Because R+R is a site connecting people to the resources they need to create a safe, beautiful home, full of memories and traditions, sans toxic chemicals and harmful products. It’s a site bursting with advice for people ready to celebrate life, nourishing our bodies and our souls along the way.

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Alright, enough with the justification. At the end of the day, I just love to share my personal experiences with you guys, what’s happening in my life and what I’m passionate about, busy with, working on, etc. And at this moment in time, it’s my house.

Specifically our dining room design. Because honestly, look how pretty?!

First, check out this before photo:

Dining Room design - before photo

And now the after:

Looking for ideas and inspiration for a modern farmhouse dining room? I channeled my inner Joanna Gaines to design this rustic, modern industrial dining room, complete with reclaimed wood dining table, antique fireplace, a round lantern chandelier and plenty of black iron details. 

How could I not share this with you guys?

So come on in, take a look around, pour yourself a drink from our bar cart (I'll have a Manhattan, please!) and let’s do this thing.

Welcome to my Modern Farmhouse Dining Room!

Looking for ideas and inspiration for a modern farmhouse dining room? I channeled my inner Joanna Gaines to design this rustic, modern industrial dining room, complete with reclaimed wood dining table, antique fireplace, a round lantern chandelier and plenty of black iron details. 

When I first walked into our modern farmhouse when it was listed for sale, I knew I had to have it: the reclaimed wood planked ceiling in the dining room. It was so unique and beautiful and I immediately fell in love with the house upon seeing it. Isn't it gorgeous?

Looking for ideas and inspiration for a modern farmhouse dining room? I channeled my inner Joanna Gaines to design this rustic, modern industrial dining room, complete with reclaimed wood dining table, antique fireplace, a round lantern chandelier and plenty of black iron details. 

This wall was kind of wasted space once we got the rest of our furniture into the dining room, so I scoured the interwebs and flea markets for an antique mantel and couldn't be happier with this beauty we found on Facebook marketplace from a legit old farmhouse that had been torn down. The style fits the rest of our house perfectly!

But of course the anchor of the dining room is the stunningly beautiful farmhouse dining table we had custom made for us by Rustic Trades, a local Atlanta furniture designer that makes custom heirloom furniture.

While I'm all about budget design and getting a good deal, I knew this table was something we would have FOREVER, hopefully passing down to our kids some day, and I knew it would get A LOT of use because I love hosting dinner parties!

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So we went with a rustic, Colonial-style farm table with a trestle design to help maximize leg room and seating

It is made from heavy-duty walnut and is by far the most beautiful piece of furniture we've ever owned (and likely ever will!).

Looking for ideas and inspiration for a modern farmhouse dining room? I channeled my inner Joanna Gaines to design this rustic, modern industrial dining room, complete with reclaimed wood dining table, antique fireplace, a round lantern chandelier and plenty of black iron details. 

Modern Farmhouse Dining Room: Cost

I do want to take a second to talk about cost. I’m a firm believer in splurging on certain pieces (usually those that are large furniture items and/or something you want to last a lifetime like the farmhouse table) and saving on accessories (Target can be your best friend).

I’m also super fortunate in that my mother is an interior designer and so I usually get at least 20% off retail stores, like West Elm and Crate and Barrel, and am able to purchase furniture from trade-only showrooms, like my favorite Four Hands (where most of our dining room furniture came from), at wholesale cost. This adds up BIG TIME!

Another way I’m able to save–I buy discounted gift cards and always use coupon codes. Whenever I have a purchase over $100, I go to sites like Cardpool.com and Raise.com and am able to save an additional 5-20% on my purchase, even after applying coupon codes.

To get the best promo codes and cash back savings or frequent flier points, I almost never shop without using Retailmenot.comEbates.comJoinhoney.com, CouponCabin.com, EVReward.com or ChaseUltimateRewards.com. I love using the Chrome extensions these companies offer, so that coupon codes are automatically applied at checkout.

I also use Paribus and Slice to alert me to price drops so that even if something goes on sale after I’ve made the purchase, I can request a price adjustment to save even more.

Looking for ideas and inspiration for a modern farmhouse dining room? I channeled my inner Joanna Gaines to design this rustic, modern industrial dining room, complete with reclaimed wood dining table, antique fireplace, a round lantern chandelier and plenty of black iron details. 

When I first start decorating a room, I think of a general theme (in this case, modern farmhouse meets rustic industrial) and color palette (here I went with blues, greys and natural wood with white to keep things simple and classic, with some metallic elements thrown in for fun).

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From there I usually make a list of design elements that fit into that theme and then set out to look for pieces that will bring those elements into the space. For example:

  • Black Iron: you'll find these details in the dining chairs, chandelier and curtain rods
  • Reclaimed Wood: our ceiling was the focal point here, but we brought in more natural wood elements with our dining table and bench and the cutting boards along our fireplace mantle
  • Metallic Elements: gold and silver make appearances in the dining room from the art to the planters and smaller accessories like candlesticks and salt + pepper shakers (ours are from Michael Aram)
  • Botanical: incorporating green accents (both natural like our Fiddle Leaf Fig tree and pothos plant, and artificial like the centerpiece that's made from faux hydrangeas and peonies with succulents) was key to bringing life into the space

Looking for ideas and inspiration for a modern farmhouse dining room? I channeled my inner Joanna Gaines to design this rustic, modern industrial dining room, complete with reclaimed wood dining table, antique fireplace, a round lantern chandelier and plenty of black iron details. 

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Looking for ideas and inspiration for a modern farmhouse dining room? I channeled my inner Joanna Gaines to design this rustic, modern industrial dining room, complete with reclaimed wood dining table, antique fireplace, a round lantern chandelier and plenty of black iron details.

Looking for ideas and inspiration for a modern farmhouse dining room? I channeled my inner Joanna Gaines to design this rustic, modern industrial dining room, complete with reclaimed wood dining table, antique fireplace, a round lantern chandelier and plenty of black iron details.

Looking for ideas and inspiration for a modern farmhouse dining room? I channeled my inner Joanna Gaines to design this rustic, modern industrial dining room, complete with reclaimed wood dining table, antique fireplace, a round lantern chandelier and plenty of black iron details.

4 thoughts on “Modern Farmhouse Dining Room Ideas”

  1. That table is to die for!! And the reclaimed wood ceilings too – OMG!! *Swoon* I love all the cozy grey tones with the natural wood and plants – this is truly stunning! You could be Joanna Gaines in another life 😉

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Tips for a healthier home

Here are some eco-friendly home care tips for a healthy and green living:
  • Switch your cleaning products to eco-friendly options. You can find many of these in the grocery store and online.
  • Use sustainable materials for furniture, such as wood instead of plastic or metal. This will help create less waste and reduce the amount of natural resources that are used to produce them.
  • Choose lightbulbs with little or no mercury. These not only create less waste but also have an impact on climate change by using less electricity.
  • Plant trees around your property. Trees benefit the environment by providing shade, absorbing carbon dioxide, and purifying the air with their leaves. They also provide fuel for firewood during colder months and a habitat for wildlife. The benefits of planting trees go far beyond what you see right in front of you!

Green cleaning products

One way to make your home more eco-friendly is by switching over to green cleaning products. These products aren’t as harsh on the environment as traditional household cleaners and are less likely to cause allergies or other health issues. Plus, you can find a variety of green cleaning products that work for every type of surface in your home.

Switching to eco-friendly cleaning products

There are many cleaning products that you can use in your home that are environmentally friendly. One of the best ways to start is by switching to eco-friendly cleaning products. Many people don’t know that there are many types of eco-friendly cleaning products on the market today, including laundry detergent and dishwasher soap. A switch to green cleaners can be a simple way to create an environmentally friendly living environment.

Safer and more environmentally friendly ways to clean your home

If you want to make your home safer and more environmentally friendly, then you can switch from using toxic cleaning products to using eco-friendly alternatives. For example, if you want to clean your toilet, then you could use vinegar instead of bleach or other harsh chemicals. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer, so it will do the job without harming the environment. You can also use baking soda as a healthy alternative to many household cleaners. Baking soda is an abrasive cleaner that breaks down dirt and grime; it’s also non-toxic, so it won’t harm people or the environment. It’s also inexpensive, so you can use it liberally without worrying about running out of supply too quickly.

Sustainable living

Most people are more aware of the environment these days and want to do their part to make it a better place. Homeowners and renters alike are doing everything from switching to environmentally friendly cleaning products, to using sustainable materials for furniture. Here are some tips for living an eco-friendly lifestyle in your home:
    • Clean with white vinegar – You can use this as a natural disinfectant that is also eco-friendly. It is also inexpensive and easy on your pipes because you won’t be putting harsh chemicals down the drain.
    • Avoid aerosol cans – Aerosol cans contain harmful chemicals that will release into the air when sprayed. Try switching to an eco-friendly product or find another way to clean.
    • Use reusable napkins – Napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, even facial tissue all come wrapped in paper (or other packaging). Reusable napkins or dish towels will give you one less thing you need to throw away every day!
    • Put up a clothesline – Even if you live in an apartment or condo where putting up a clothesline isn’t possible, there are many ways you can still dry your clothes without using electricity or gas. For example, hang them outside on a sunny day or turn your oven on low heat and hang them from the top rack.

Living with less waste in your home

One of the best ways to reduce your ecological footprint is by reducing the amount of waste that your household produces. Take a look at what you’re throwing away and try to find alternatives.
For example, instead of buying disposable napkins, use cloth napkins that you can throw into the wash. If you need face wipes for removing makeup, consider making them yourself from reusable materials like cotton rounds. And if you want to stop using plastic bags, use canvas bags or have bags made from recycled material. There are many other ideas for eco-friendly alternatives in your home as well.

Sustainable materials for furniture

Did you know that the average American generates over 4 pounds of waste every day? This means that we are throwing away a lot of furniture and other items in our homes. To stop contributing to this problem, it is best to use sustainable materials for furniture. Sustainable materials are made from recycled materials which can be up-cycled into new products. Not only are these items better for the environment, but they also save money because the items will last longer.
Sustainable materials for furniture include:
      • Recycled plastic
      • MDF
      • Plywood
      • Timber reclaimed from old buildings or driftwood
      • Bamboo
      • Faux leather (made from cotton)
The pursuit of a healthy, green and sustainable home is achievable for anyone. It will require more time and effort, but the payoff will be worth it.
Start with the small things. Make a conscious effort to recycle, turn off appliances and lights when you’re not using them, and check your thermostat. It’s easy to get into a routine of living without giving it much thought, but the more you make an effort, the easier it will be to live sustainably.
After you’ve made changes in your everyday life, look for furniture that is made with sustainable materials. You can also buy an eco-friendly houseplant for your home that requires little care.
    1. Tips for a healthier home:
      • Turn off appliances and lights when you’re not using them
      • Check your thermostat
      • Make a conscious effort to recycle
    2. Green cleaning products:
      • Switching to eco-friendly cleaning products
      • Safer and more environmentally friendly ways to clean
      • Sustainable living:
      • Living with less waste in your home
      • Sustainable materials for furniture
  • Sustainable materials for furniture:
    • Consider buying furniture made with sustainable
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