By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Room Set. At Monday, November 05th 2018, 23:24:17 PM.
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.
If you want something smaller, you may go for a round glass table with modern, colorful fabric-colored chairs. There are pub tables with their bar chairs. Sometimes these tables come with attractive storage or a wine rack underneath. Matching buffets and cupboards complete the look.
If buying new dining room sets does not appeal to your taste, there are many wonderful options available in the classifieds, or at vintage stores. A bruised and battered table and chair collection can be revived with some sandpaper and a few coats of lacquer. Or if you prefer the more rustic look, you can leave the scratches and nicks on the piece.