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The Jungle Look: 6 Dining Room Ideas

Dining rooms don't have to be so formal. Wow your customers and clients with these jungle-inspired dining room ideas.

Jennifer Pinto
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Justina Fela tassel chandelier with tassels in Frothy White from Selamat for dining room idea

Sure, it’s bright and sunny in California and maybe Florida and Arizona, but for those of us in the other 47 states, baby, it’s cold outside. Chicago is snowed in. Seattle is wet and dreary, and in Punxsutawney, PA, a panicky rodent named Phil has sealed our fate for 2018: six more weeks of winter. The struggle is real.

But there is a cure. When the season has you down, updating your favorite spaces with bold color, globally inspired accents and as much pattern as you can possibly handle can have you feeling the heat in no time.

Getting the jungle look (think designer Justina Blakeney’s signature “Jungalow” style) can be as easy as adding a wall of statement wallpaper, changing out the chairs and adding some key accents. Read on for some of our favorite ways to break your cabin fever with these dining room ideas. 

Justina Fela Tassel chandelier with tassels in Frothy White from Justina Blakeney's collection for SelamatJustina Fela Tassel Chandelier — Selamat

While it’s bad manners to play with your food, playing with your lighting is fair game.

Soft and full of movement, the Justina Fela Tassel chandelier adds levity to even the most serious dinner conversations. Justina Blakeney’s collaboration with Selamat is, in general, pretty amazing. But this decidedly feminine boho chic fixture is especially mesmerizing in Frothy White.





Offset III wall art with a long palm tree-looking leaf on a canvas from Bassett Mirror CompanyOffshoot III Wall Art — Bassett Mirror Company

Houseplants are must for setting the tropical vibe, but this painting from Bassett Mirror Company is the next best thing. This delightfully drippy palm leaf wall art adds a cheerful pop of color to a globally appointed dining room.

Pro tip: To recreate that jungle look, go for the green — don’t be afraid to mix different shades from chartreuse to seaweed and everything between.





Churchill chair with rattan back and bottom from Moe's Home Collection

Churchill Chair — Moe’s Home Collection

Has the weather got you feeling down? Chair up with these solid Elm and rattan beauties from Moe’s.

The Churchill is a classic style side chair with a tropical twist. Outfit the entire dining table with a set or choose one or two to style with a sweet boho pillow in a sunny corner. 






Bennelo area rug with a brightpink pallette and floral patterns from Jaipur LivingBonnelo Area Rug — Jaipur Living

When it comes to perfecting the jungle look, color is king and pattern is pretty important too. The Amuze collection from Jaipur Living has it all!

A highlight of that collection, the Bonnelo area rug features an energetic blend of florals and tribal geometrics in a vibrant pink-centric palette. Bonus: This design is made from power-loomed polypropylene, which weathers foot traffic and spills like a champ. 




Marriot bar cart with a gold finish and mirrored trays from Abbyson LivingMarriot Bar Cart — Abbyson Living 

A luxurious jungle retreat wouldn’t be complete without Tiki drinks. Load up on the good stuff, including eclectic glassware like this highball from Rosanna’s Patio Collection, and display it in style on this two-tiered bar cart from Abbyson.

If over-sweet concoctions aren’t your thing, the Marriot can function as a stand for all those green plants and this cute Emily tray set from MadeGoods





Aja wallpaper with floral leaves in violet and lavender from Justina Blakeney for Hygge & WestAja Wallpaper — Justina Blakeney for Hygge & West

She’s back. We can’t get enough of designer Justina Blakeney, whose blog the Jungalow serves as the source for boho style inspiration. Her partnership with hand-screened wallpaper purveyor Hygge & West gives us even more of a reason to love her.

The Aja wallpaper (shown here in Periwinkle) is a celebration of nature and a nod to Yoruba mythology’s spirit of the forest and the animals who live there.



What are your favorite jungle worthy accessories for the dining room? Share with us in the comments!

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