You heard it here first—2020 will be the year of the dining room. Surprised? Us too. The 2010s saw a lot of trends come in and out of vogue, and one of the most notable to us was the decline of the formal dining room. Gone were the days of formal dining sets and rooms dedicated just to a dining table and chairs. Instead people gravitated towards dining nooks or dining spaces incorporated into open living/dining areas. But with the dawn of a new decade we’re seeing change for dining rooms and dining room furniture on the horizon.
We took a look back at some of the numbers from our 2018 and 2019 trend reports and made a surprising discovery. While living and bedrooms have always been our most-designed spaces, dining rooms have shown the largest year-over-year growth, and increased by 156% since 2018.
So if you’ve been itching to dust off your old dining room furniture and give some design love to this forgotten space, this is your decade. But from finding the perfect dining table and chairs to go with it, designing a dining room isn’t always a piece of cake. To help you find the right furniture for yours, we’re diving into the topic of modern dining tables and walking through our stylists’ favorite picks.
All About Modern Dining Tables
Modern dining room tables are an essential centerpiece of modern style. Your dining table set is a wonderful canvas where friends and family gather with excitement and appetites to enjoy everything from casual dinners to formal meals to spur-of-the-moment snacks.
But in the age where everyone and their grandmother has a mid-century modern dining table, it can be difficult to find one that’s unique and right for you.
Do you have a modern dining room design and need to find the perfect piece to lay the foundation for your space? Our designers rounded-up their favorite modern dining room tables to give you some great options to consider. Read on for the full scoop on their top choices.
Newbury Dining Table Brown
The Newbury Dining Table is modern but also features a trendy touch of earthy style. We love the warm and rich wood grain and the raw edges, which add an organic element. The tabletop is perched on “U” shaped iron legs with a gunmetal coating. The combo is timeless, modern, and a touch boho. It also has a matching bench if you like alternative seating in your dining room!
This is a great option for modern interiors that need a touch of warmth. It plays up the current direction of the mid-century modern trend, which is shifting more organic and less “Mad Men” in nature.Shop This Room
Bronx Blonde Yukas Geometric Dining Table
Talk about a modern dining table that makes a statement. This geometric beauty is both edgy and modern while also adding a rustic and resounding note of warmth to any space. We love the geometric shape, which is a show-stopper from every angle. If you’re looking for the perfect centerpiece to your modern dining room, don’t look any further than this table.Shop This Room
Parsons Black Marble Dining Table
This Parsons Black Marble Dining Table is sleek and streamlined, combining minimal design with an industrial slant. It’s a versatile piece that’s great for minimal, contemporary, industrial, and modern spaces. The table comes in a wide array of materials, colors, and sizes so you can customize it to your liking! We love the black marble top of this option because it adds an intriguing decorative element that doesn’t compromise the modern aesthetic.Shop This Room
Cal Dining Table
The Cal Modern Dining Table is inspired by the iconic mid-century tulip table. Conceived of as one flowing piece, the circular marble table has a graceful and light aesthetic that we can’t get enough of. It’s definitely a more refined, elegant modern dining room table than others you’ll find.
This is also a great option if you’re looking for a round table. We love it because the white marble adds extra sophistication but doesn’t feel overly styled. However, keep in mind that white marble is beautiful but can stain easily, so it’s not the best option for family-friendly households.Shop This Room
Aqua Virgo Burl Wood Dining table
We simply adore the sleek, streamlined design of this Aqua Virgo Burl Wood Dining table. The burl wood offers a gorgeous decorative element. It’s a rich, luxurious wood made of knotted parts of the tree so it has a great visual texture.
The table doesn’t have any frills or applied ornament, it’s a straightforward minimalist table but the bold material still gives it lots of personality. It’s great if you want a minimal, modern design that still makes a bold statement.Shop This Room
Rectangular Ash Dining Table
For a unique profile, try this Rectangular Ash Dining Table in grey. The legs tilt inward to create both stability and appealing angular accents and the top edge is surrounded by a thin silver inset band for a clean, modern look. The airy feel and sophisticated design works great in both casual and formal dining rooms. It’s a modern dining room table built with an eye toward both refinement and lasting durability. The gray, washed wood gives it a rustic, earthy edge and it’s great if you want a simple, sleek table that still feels robust.Shop This Room
Miriam Dining Table
This modern dining room table has a sophisticated and minimal design that makes it one of our top picks for any modern dining space. The wood top rounds over the edges into a curved lip, creating a subtle yet sophisticated detail. It’s perched on top of sleek, spindly legs that made of steel and powder-coated for extra durability. And the legs are capped in bronze for a warm, chic accent. It’s a versatile table that will look great in modern, minimal, and industrial dining rooms.Shop This Room
Falmouth Round Dining Table
If you’re looking for super sleek and simple modern dining room tables, the Falmouth might be your perfect match. The strong, mid-century modern style is iconic of ‘50s and ‘60s decor and has a very distinguished look. It’s a great dining table for apartments or small space living because it offers modern style at a smaller scale. Another plus: it’s also super affordable!Shop This Room
Bordo Dining Table
We can’t get enough of this Bordo Dining Table, which is a work of art all on its own. The minimal, sculptural dining table exemplifies modern style with a chic twist. It comes from CB2’s line designed with GOOP and the white concrete addition to your dining room will make a splash. We love the combo of a modern material with a retro-chic silhouette! It’s perfect if you want a modern design that is a little edgy and totally unique.Shop This Room
Newberg Brownstone Round Dining Table
This Brownstone Round Dining Table is full of personality! It’s a modern dining room table with an artistic twist and makes an awesome centerpiece for any dining room. The table has tons of eclectic, worldly flair with the rich wood in acorn-brown finish. The tapered base makes it even more unique and striking. This table is great if you have a modern style but want to put your own eclectic spin on it.Shop This Room
Brighton Rectangular Dining Table
The Brighton Rectangular Dining Table is a modern and industrial table that speaks for itself. The combo of warm wood and metal makes for a modern and inviting look that works well in a variety of dining spaces. The distinct slope of the legs and contemporary design lines give this table a totally one-of-a-kind look and unexpected edge. It’s a great option for industrial spaces or modern interiors with a funky twist.Shop This Room