This weekend we’re inspired by the idea of having a cool and contemporary new dining set – using classic materials like oak, pine and leather, to transform them into a clean, fresh new look. Dining furniture is the heart of a home, whether it’s the room for the main family meal, or if you love to entertain guests. When going for a contemporary look, it’s important to select dining sets which retain a timeless quality and avoid being overly trend-led. There’s a great range of options available, whether you’re looking for an edgy and minimalistic look, or you want to adapt traditional materials for a more refreshing version. Check out our top inspiration picks after the jump…
Leather and wood – two classic materials that never look out of place together – whether its the combination of a richly toned dark wood dining table and sleek black leather chairs, or the stylish remix combining the two in one elegantly poised dining chair. Solid wood dining tables are a great investment choice as they will last a lifetime when taken care of. Select premium materials such as oak or pine when it comes to wood. While leather is a beautiful material, if it’s beyond your budget – there are some great alternatives available in PU materials or from furniture sales, where you can pick up dining sets at value for money options.
A sideboard is another must have feature for a contemporary styled dining room – adding practicality and flair to any room. In cool, stylish finishes with a minimalist look, they add a fresh element to any room, and are a perfect partner to showcase drinks collections, or as a decorative element. Combining acacia wood grain with a sleek chrome finish, this results in a decidedly modern look. To combine versatility with great looks, opt for a sideboard with a range of storage compartments, including drawers and cupboards of different sizes – this will create a handy storage space for glasses, cutlery and plates.
Glass is another unbeatable element for the contemporary styled dining room – and glass dining sets are increasingly popular, with their clean, fresh and unusual look. A clear glass dining table looks edgy and modern, and paired with minimal accessories, can create a dramatic and attractive impact in a dining space. Glass works brilliantly as a partner to traditional materials like wood and leather, so to combine comfort with elegance, bring together a clear glass table with soft and cost leather chairs, for the ultimate in contemporary dining furniture style.