5. Think old, even when buying new
You can buy new furniture for your rustic dining room that looks and feels old, or is at least in a more traditional style than designer modern pieces. That way you can find something that fits the overall aesthetic, despite being a few decades younger.
Perhaps find a round dining table with a pedestal base that echoes the styles of the previous century, but will not seem out of place next to authentic vintage pieces. Or pick items from companies – such as Ercol or Old Charm with their own long history of tradition and craftsmanship.
Think about the furniture that may have been around in decades gone by – timeless pieces, such as oak frame chairs or sideboards, chandeliers or a particular piece or wall art. Buy quality items that stand the test of time, and they could someday be sought-after vintage pieces themselves.
Take the same approach with your accessories. Buy new, but look for items that could pass for old. Candlesticks in a certain style, or crockery and plates, could all be made to work.