Dining Room Sets

As the primary furniture piece in your dining room, your dining table set should properly fill the space, enhance comfort and reflect your personality. Surprisingly, there are a lot of decisions that go into making a dining set purchase: Overall style, price tag, material type and size. If you consider all these elements, you should easily find dining tables and chairs to last you decades.

What size dining set should I purchase?


The overall size is often dictated by your personal preference, family size and overall usage. Are you planning on hosting frequent family events? A larger 7-piece set or 9-piece set will fit you best — you might even want to consider an expanding dining table. Are you just looking for something to fit your family of four? In that case, a 5-piece set will more than suffice. Also keep in mind what fits in your space. A small breakfast nook only needs a small table, while a formal dining room requires something more substantial.

Should I buy a wood, metal or glass dining table set?


There are many material options for dining tables. Wood is often the go-to choice, since it's readily available, durable and affordable. A metal tabletop or dining table frame is also a popular, trendy choice, while glass is usually seen as more elegant and formal. When making a final decision, consider your family's needs; if you have kids, avoid metal, since it often has sharp edges. And if you want to minimize clean-up time, avoid glass, since fingerprints and spills often require a full wipe down.

Should I buy metal, plastic, upholstered or wood seating?


As with table material, go with your family's comfort zone. Plastic is great for kids since it's softer and easier to clean if things go wrong. Upholstered and slipcovered chairs add some much-needed color, though they are less forgiving when it comes to spills. Wood is a common choice, though a wood chair without a seat cushion is often uncomfortable for long periods of time. In the end, style is important, but comfort should rise above all else.

Get inspired with our curated ideas for Dining Sets and find the perfect item for every room in your home. With such a wide selection of Dining Sets for sale, from brands like East West Furniture, M&D Furniture, and Spice Islands Wicker, you’re sure to find something that you’ll love. Shop from Dining Sets, like the the Carriage House Dining Set With European Cottage or the Sumner Mid-Century Style "Walnut" Brown 5-Piece Dining Set, while discovering new home products and designs. Whether you’re looking to buy Dining Sets online or get inspiration for your home, you’ll find just what you’re looking for on Houzz.
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