Modern. While wood may be the most common material for tables and chairs, there are other options for the non-traditionalist. A metal table can lend a modern and minimalist style to any setting, especially when coupled with a more casual seating arrangement, such as benches and stools. If you prefer a modern look, but without the metal, a glass tabletop can be found to fit any sized area. To complete the look, clear plastic chairs are available in a number of styles. Along with the sleek style, glass and plastic also make cleaning up a breeze.
Softly Modern. If you want to spice up your dining area with modern style furniture but want a softer look than some styles provide, there are several ways to satisfy your desire. You could choose an oval glass tabletop for a softer focal point. Modern chairs with a curved design would also help you achieve the design you are striving for. You could place a beautiful rug in a cinnamon, nutmeg, or paprika color under the glass table to add visual warmth to the room.
Elevate the Elegance. When you think of a modern style dining room, think of it in terms of a woman's favorite little black dress. A simple black dress can be elevated in elegance with the addition of some shimmering silver or sparkling diamonds. You can create an atmosphere of grandeur in a modern designed dining room with the addition of some shimmering lights and sparkling accessories. Pendant lights work well in a dining room. They can be placed throughout the room to highlight areas of interest. They can also provide the perfect amount of light above the dining room table. The reflection of the light on the glass table top makes the surface sparkle like diamonds. A large silver mirror placed on an accent wall will add a shimmering affect to the entire room.