A Dining Area, Not a Room. Not everyone has a separate space in their home to use as a dining room. If your eating area consists of a bar or kitchen island, you can still spice up this space with some modern style bar stools. Designs include slightly sophisticated stools, whimsical style stools, and extremely unique stools. You can select from white, black, or red. Mixing the colors will liven up your dining area.
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.
Style Features. Styles vary depending on the manufacturer. For example, you might choose a trestle table when creating a country look in your home. These dining room sets are often constructed out of reclaimed wood to give them a rustic and primitive appearance. Benches may line this type of furniture for informal seating. More traditional options include wood with a rich and glossy finish and ornate carvings on the legs. For dining room sets with modern appeal, consider metals and glass for both legs and tops.