20+ Inspiring Contemporary Dining Room Furniture Ideas For Home Decor

The dining room is a place where tradition and old fashioned values still live in our world of text messages, Blackberries and HDTV. Families gathering together to share a meal and some conversation may seem like an outdated practice, but I’d bet it still exists in some households around the country. And while the practice of families gathered around the dinner table may seem outdated, the dining room furniture they’re gathered around doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of contemporary dining room sets available that fit the decorating styles of the modern home. Here are some characteristics of modern dining room furniture.

The average traditional dining table is bulky, usually in the base or legs, which leads to some very heavy pieces of furniture. Another standard characteristic is some sort of ornate or embellished design feature. These can show up in the form of carved legs or bases, scrolled or up-turned legs, and tabletops with etched designs. By contrast, contemporary dining room tables can seem plain and boring, with clean lines and simple understated designs. Where traditional dining sets employ as much decoration as possible, the modern dining set goes in the complete opposite direction, eschewing ornamentation for simplicity. The modern dining room set is sleek and sophisticated with sharp angles and geometric patterns.
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