The Latest Dining Room Trends to Try

Nov 1, 2021

Dining Room

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner, and if you’re planning on entertaining guests for the holidays, it might be time for a dining room update. In today’s blog, the interior design experts at Star Furniture discuss the latest dining room trends to try, including everything from dining benches to modern farmhouse style furniture. 

Dining Benches

When it comes to our favorite dining room trends, the best ones tend to address both practical and stylistic concerns. That’s why we love dining benches. As far as practicality goes, dining benches are a great space saver, making them perfect for small dining rooms or a small living room dining room combo. Not only can you slide the dining bench under the table when it’s not in use to create more space for foot traffic, but bench seating works particularly well if one side of the table is against a window. You can also fit more people on a bench, so you can squeeze an extra person at the table when guests are over. Stylistically, dining benches add character and visual interest to your dining room and can be especially helpful in creating that modern farmhouse look, which is one of the most popular dining room furniture styles of the moment.

Dining Benches for Sale at Star Furniture

Want to incorporate benches into your dining room design? Here are some of our favorite dining benches for sale at Star Furniture.

Orion Bench

Modern Dining Room Table with Benches

Oakland Dining Bench

Farmhouse Dining Table with Bench

Mixed Materials

While decorators have been mixing materials throughout the home, the current mixed materials furniture trend takes that idea one step further. Rather than simply mixing materials throughout a room, we’re seeing more and more designers pairing different materials within the same furniture piece. You might, for example, see a two-toned buffet server or a rustic wood table top paired with a stunning metal base and a set of upholstered dining chairs. When utilizing mixed material furniture, you’ll want to pay special attention to the specific materials, their finish, their look, their feel, and how they work together to create a cohesive look. That way, you can create a stylish, balanced dining room that will feel less matchy and more organic.

Mixed Material Dining Sets for Sale at Star Furniture

Looking to take advantage of the mixed materials furniture trend? These stylish dining sets would look great in your dining room.

Loft Logan 5-Piece Dining Room Set

Modern Dining Room Table with Upholstered Chairs

Linea 5-Piece Dining Set

Rectangular Dining Room Table with Upholstered Chairs

Farmhouse Style Furniture

If you’ve ever watched HGTV’s hit show Fixer Upper, you’re already familiar with modern farmhouse style. As far as dining furniture styles go, modern farmhouse design is all about practicality, simplicity, and rustic charm. While this furniture style reflects the aesthetics of country design, it also embraces modern comforts, creating a look that’s as cozy as it is stylish. Farmhouse style furniture tends to prioritize form over function, while incorporating simple flourishes and a weathered, worn look. In the dining room, expect to see weathered finishes, natural materials, and a minimalism that embraces simplicity in form but still invokes a warmth and coziness that isn’t always present in modern design.

Farmhouse Style Dining Furniture for Sale at Star Furniture

Ready to decorate your dining room in the modern farmhouse style? Here are some of our favorite farmhouse style dining sets for sale at Star Furniture.

Farmhouse Reimagined 5-Piece Dining Set

Farmhouse Style Dining Table

Weatherford II Rectangular Dining Set

Farmhouse Style Dining Table with Beautiful Chairs

Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Mid-century modern style has been growing in popularity for years, and it’s showing no signs of slowing. Like farmhouse style, mid-century modern furniture prioritizes function over form. But while farmhouse style is all about rustic charm, mid-century modern is more about retro design. In fact, part of its surge in popularity came from the award-winning show Mad Men, which showcased 60s fashion and interior design. That said, while you can find vintage furniture that fits this style, plenty of designers are creating furniture that pairs this retro look with a more modern aesthetic. When it comes to mid-century modern dining furniture, expect to see minimal ornamentation, organic and geometric shapes, and the juxtaposition of different and contrasting materials.

Mid-Century Modern Furniture for Sale at Star Furniture

Thinking about going a bit more retro with your look? Check out these mid-century modern dining sets from Star Furniture.

Luxe 5-Piece Glass Top Dining Room Set

Modern Glass Dining Table with Upholstered Chairs

Arden 5-Piece Counter-Height Dining Set

Modern Dining Table with Mid Modern Chairs

Now that you understand the latest dining room trends, it’s time to start shopping. Visit one of our Star Furniture stores throughout Texas to browse our huge selection of dining room furniture, including dining room tables, chairs, benches, sideboards, and more. In the meantime, check out our interior design blog where we cover everything from 12 simple ways to refresh your home to how to decorate your dining table when it’s not in use.