By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Room Set. At Wednesday, November 07th 2018, 01:42:41 AM.
It's not just design where we see differences, however. There has also been a fundamental change in the finishes and textures and how the wood is treated and used in modern dining furniture compared to its ancestors. Older pieces tend to accentuate the wood grain with finishes in the medium to dark range, like cherry and mahogany. Today's dining furniture styles tend to go more to extremes as far as finishes go. For the most part, modern dining sets are either really dark, from espresso to black, or really pale, with shades of white to lighter natural finishes.
One of the most popular styles is the round pedestal table. These are made for smaller rooms and designed to seat six or less people. Most come with a leaf that will expand the table by about eighteen inches to seat at least two more. The pedestal on these tables expands as well with a plain wheeled leg to hold the center of the table up. These give a more antique look to your dining room and usually have a carved apron around the outer edge of the surface.
The size of your family is probably the most important consideration since the primary purpose of dining sets is to be used for family meals. Generally, smaller families have more options as they may go for small or larger sets to create extra room for guests. Larger families have fewer options. They must go for a large set and may not have much extra room for guests. Indeed, there is also a limit to the size of dining set you can get. The size of your dining room is likely to constrain you.