Accessories. You can breathe new life into a dull boring dining area by adding modern dining room furniture to the room. The openness of the furniture and the simplicity of its design mandates that the room be free of clutter. A modern style dining area is a place of elegance where you, your family and guests gather to enjoy delicious meals and engage in lively conversation. Many dining rooms tend to send a person into sensory overload with all of the decorative items placed around the room and with the over abundance of items hanging on the wall. Once you decide that modern furniture is to be the focal point of your dining area, you don't need to add a lot of accessories to the room or to the wall. One or two large and simplistically impressive pieces of art on the wall is sufficient for a modern style dining room. If you have a few collectibles that you wish to include in the dining area decor, a modern style curio would be the most appropriate way to display them.
Re-Purposed. If you are a skilled craftsman, or you simply have a lot of time on your hands, you can try to create your own table out of older materials. Some common materials used are flooring planks, particularly in rarer woods such as redwood, old wooden doors, and even wood salvaged from wrecked ships. If done properly, these materials can make for truly unique dining room sets that not only look fantastic, but also offer a story that you can tell to any guests sitting at them.
Functional Considerations. The way you use this furniture will determine what you need. For example, if you like to have large family gatherings, but your immediate family is small, you will need to have a table that will expand with extra leaves to accommodate guests. An additional option could be a circular drop-leaf table that expands out for more people and folds down for smaller groups. If you like the intimacy of a round surface for small gatherings around a meal, choose a circular design.