Bring the Outdoors Inside to Your Dining Room

Wood and plants are an affordable way to bring a trendy, earthy look to your dining room this holiday.

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Photo By: Red Arrow Industries

Bring Nature In

Succulents in a long planter provide a beautiful and inexpensive centerpiece for your dining room table that works for the holidays and for the months after, brightening the winter months with a touch of green.

In Need of Some Green

Before: This lovely dining room is a blank canvas awaiting the infusion of plants and natural, wood-based objects to complement the existing rustic furniture and warmth in this historic home.

Wood Is Wonderful

Wood platters and bowls make great backdrops for arrangements of plants and candles for this lovely tablescape.

Earth Tones

The green of plants and rich slates in chairs and table decor add a soothing color scheme to this dining room.

Upcycle and Reuse

Incorporate existing accessories into your dining room design scheme to extend your natural elements theme.

Color and Texture

Don't be afraid to mix woods with different patinas. This homeowner incorporated an heirloom chest with a lovely gray tone alongside a new wood stool and brought old and new together.

Mix Master

Be a mix master and mix succulents in decorative pots with fern fronds. Wood plates or cutting boards are inexpensive ways to continue the lush, earthy feel.

Touch of Green

Want an easy, inexpensive pop of color in your home? Fill a bowl with granny smith apples or moss and incorporate your green elements into centerpieces and vignettes throughout the room.

Stick to the Storyline

If your decorating theme is green, find ways to amplify that color through your design, as in these bright grass-green pillows that provide a lovely contrast to the slate gray chairs. Adding a pop of color is an affordable way to create interest and richness.

Striking Contrast

Slate gray elements in the table linens, chairs and rugs offer striking contrast to the various shades of green in this dining room design.

Balancing Act

A balance of gray and green adds real interest to the dining room in this historic house.

Repurpose and Reuse

Use green elements from the rest of your home, complemented with newer objects like this slate vase and mix in greenery from your garden or even the grocery store for added impact.