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8 Best Dining Sets You Should Buy in 2023

Castlery|Mar 20, 2024

A well-curated dining set not only serves as a functional space for meals but also adds character and style to your home. Whether you have a spacious dining room or a cozy dining nook, investing in the right dining set can elevate your dining experience and make your home feel more inviting.

Depending on the style or function you’re going for, we’ve grouped these dining sets into a few categories: modern, Scandinavian, mid-century modern, and space-saving.

Whether you’re moving into a new space or looking to refresh your dining room, let’s explore 8 of the best dining sets and why they would make the perfect choice for you!

The modern and sleek

The modern and minimalist style has gained immense popularity in recent years, with its sleek lines, clean design, and emphasis on functionality. If you appreciate the simplicity and prefer a dining set that exudes modern minimalism, the Sloane Dining Set would make a good choice.

The Sloane Dining Table Set is ideal for a modern home.

The dining table’s slabbed legs create a substantial presence in the dining room, and its fluted panel design accentuates the modern look. You can choose from matching leather benches and chairs, or performance fabric chairs to go with the table.

The Scandinavian

The Scandinavian design is known for its minimalist and natural aesthetic. A dining set with a light-colored wooden table, such as oak or beech, paired with chairs featuring clean lines and a mix of natural materials like wood and leather, can create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your dining area.

The Kelsey Marble Dining Table Set is the ideal choice if you’re going for a Scandinavian look. The sophisticated Carrara marble table top paired with warm wood tones creates an inviting mood.

The Kelsey Marble Dining Table in Walnut Stain complements the dark hardwood floors in @lenaxstyle’s home. Also pictured: The Simone Performance Bouclé Chairs.

The table base comes in two different colors, a walnut stain and natural ash, to create different looks. If you’re planning to create a more intimate dining space, the walnut stain would be a better fit. For a brighter and airier setting, natural ash would be perfect.

The mid-century modern

The mid-century modern style, characterized by its clean lines and organic shapes, continues to be a popular choice for those who appreciate retro aesthetics. For this category, we have a few options that would work great in your dining space.

The Seb Dining Table Set creates a homey dining area. Picture credits: @slowsundays.home

The Seb Dining Table Set has a warm honey tone to create a cozy and homey dining space. Its slim table legs and chair handles offset the substantial and boxy-shaped body. You can also choose matching gray fabric chairs for more plush seating during mealtime.

The Lily Dining Table Set has elegant tapered legs and a chevron-patterned tabletop.

Another mid-century modern dining set on this list would be the Lily Dining Table Set. Designed by James Harrison, the stunning Lily Dining Table is characterized by its elegant and tapered legs. The wooden table top features striking chevron patterns and is made from solid wood.

The dining chairs that come in the set have matching tapered legs and a gray upholstered fabric that blends seamlessly with the wood tones.

The Vincent Dining Table pairs well with the gentle curves of the Carrie Chair.

Lastly, the Vincent Dining Table Set has a smooth surface with gently rounded edges to create a soft silhouette. The slim design of this dining table and chairs works great in smaller spaces, as it doesn’t take up much space but still comfortably seats 4 people.

The space-saving

If you only have a small dining space to work with, extendable dining tables make a good option. They offer greater flexibility in your seating arrangements - allowing you to extend the table when you’re entertaining and collapse it when it’s just you.

Recommended read: 5 Reasons to Get An Extendable Dining Table

The Hayden Extendable Dining Table has bi-directional wood panels which make it unique. Also pictured: The Kelsey Leather Chair in Walnut Stain and Ventura Jute Area Rug.

The first dining table we’d recommend is the Hayden Extendable Dining Table. This table boasts a classic mid-century style with slim tapered legs and its multi-directional wood-grained tabletop gives unique character to the table. Also, what makes this dining table special is the center panel that is perpendicular to the rest of the table, creating an eye-catching look.

The Kinsley Extendable Dining Table has tapered legs and gently curved edges. Also pictured: Simone Performance Bouclé Chair and Lorenzo Wool Area Rug.

The next item on the list is the Kinsley Extendable Dining Table. With its gentle curves, classic walnut tone, and brass accents, Kinsley brings a mid-century modern charm to your dining space. Made from solid oak, this table is highly durable and would look great in any home.

The Dillon Extendable Dining Table can extend up to 110 inches. Also pictured: The Austen Dining Chair and Lilou Jute Area Rug.

The Dillon Extendable Dining Table is the largest table in this range, extending up to 110.2 inches. When extended, this makes for a perfect dining table for 10, allowing you to host your friends and family freely. This table has prominent wood grain detailing that lends a rustic and natural look to any dining space.

Whether you prefer modern minimalism, classic elegance, or need a space-saving table, there are plenty of options available in the market. Consider your personal preferences, interior design styles, and space when choosing the perfect dining set. We hope this list has helped you narrow down your options in deciding which dining table and chairs you should purchase for your home!

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