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Contemporary Dining Room Furniture

Updated on June 2, 2011
Contemporary dining room furniture and design photo: Jeremy Levine Design @flickr
Contemporary dining room furniture and design photo: Jeremy Levine Design @flickr

Go Modern With Contemporary Dining Room Furniture

Update your old. boring dining room with new contemporary dining room furniture and a new, modern style.

The results are a dining room that looks chic, but is also casual and comfortable.

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What Is Contemporary Style?

A contemporary style is uncluttered and casual. Avoid too many accessories or art. None of those formal, heavy dining room tables and chairs or decorations for a contemporary dining room. Neutral colors, such as gray, taupe, and white, are common in contemporary style. Monochromatic color schemes are also popular in contemporary design.

Gray is a popular color for contemporary decorating. Photo: Nieve44/La Luz @flickr
Gray is a popular color for contemporary decorating. Photo: Nieve44/La Luz @flickr

Contemporary Dining Room Style and Space

There is usually lots of space in a contemporary dining room. Not only space, but contemporary decorating allows lots of light in to warm up the surroundings, which sometimes seem too sterile in a contemporary setting. If you want a contemporary dining room, take down the heavy drapes and let the sunshine through! Try adding shutters or Roman shades to a contemporary dining room to let in the sun, but still have the option of a little privacy.

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Natural Accents in Contemporary Dining Rooms

Natural fabrics and other elements are used as accents. Granite, wood, stainless steel, and rattan are popular elements used in contemporary kitchens and dining rooms. Wood or concrete floors are also popular choices for contemporary floors.

Contemporary Dining Room Furniture Colors and Finishes

Contemporary dining room furniture comes in many finishes and colors. However, the most popular shades for contemporary dining sets are dark, ranging from deep browns to black. On the other side of the scale, contemporary furniture is extremely light in color.

Contemporary Dining Room Furniture - The Dining Room Table

A contemporary dining room table is very understated and simple. It has no heavy legs or ornate carvings. Contemporary dining room furniture will have strong geometric influences and hard angles.

Glass is a popular choice for contemporary dining room furniture. A glass dining room table looks great as a contemporary style dining room set. It brings natural elements into the room, but still looks clean and modern.

Glass Tables - Popular Contemporary Dining Room Furniture Choices

Metal accents are common in contemporary dining rooms, too Photo: elmada @flickr
Metal accents are common in contemporary dining rooms, too Photo: elmada @flickr

Contemporary Dining Room Furniture - Chairs

When choosing contemporary dining room furniture, look for chairs that match the dining room table. The chairs should match the contemporary style. Look for chairs with clean lines and simplicity for a contemporary look.

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      6 years ago

      Love contemporary-especially since that is my photo being used! A nice email letting me know you were going to use my photo would've been appreciated.

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      6 years ago from Florida

      I have just moved to Florida and like the idea of a contemporary designed dining set.

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      contract furniture 

      7 years ago

      Always good to go contemporary to spice things up.

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      7 years ago

      If you walk into your dining room and all you see is dull and boring, then maybe it's time to decorate it with more style.

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      8 years ago from London, UK

      A lovely hub and with a good selection.


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