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.
The dining room table is the most noticed and most used dining furniture. It is the focal point of the room. Other furniture found in the dining room like a wine cabinet must in a way, flank the dining room table. They all must agree to the design and function of the dining table to create a more harmonious overall design and feel in the dining room.
Traditionally, dining room sets were composed of a large rectangular table surrounded by chairs. The two chairs at either head had arms, while the chairs along the sides were armless. The furniture is almost always made of wood, and prior to the 19th century, unique to each home. While custom pieces are still available today, they can be prohibitively expensive. Here is a look at some of the more common styles of tables and chairs that are available today.