Lovely dining sets
Did you just move into a new home or looking to redesign your dining area? The easiest way to decorate a cosy and inviting dining area is buying a dining set. Getting creative and mixing a table with different dining chairs is fun, but it can be difficult. Especially when trying to come up with a balanced dining room look. You don’t only use your dining area for dinners. Sharing nice meals and conversations with your family and friends happens here, so designing a cosy place is a must. Comfort is essential. You can get it with the help of a spacious table and comfy chairs. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. At vidaXL, you’ll find a variety of options. All our dining sets are made of high-quality materials, and they come in different shapes and styles. To help you make the right choice, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about choosing the ideal dining set.
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Various models of dining sets
The first thing you need to know before deciding on a dining set is the number of people you plan to accommodate. After that, see how big your dining area is. This will help you choose the right seating option – chairs or a bench. Make sure the dining set matches the size of your dining room, without overcrowding it or looking too small.
Dining sets for 2 people
The ideal solution especially in small apartments or studios, a 3-piece dining set comes with a lovely table and two chairs. Place this dining set in a rather small area and enjoy your meals. Due to its smaller size, you can even get one of these dining sets for your balcony. You can opt for a bistro set, for a French-inspired atmosphere, or a bar set for two.
Dining sets for 4 people
A family of four will benefit from one of vidaXL’s 5-piece dining sets. This dining set is perfect for smaller families. Opt for a set made of solid pinewood for a classic décor. Or get a bar set for 4 people that combines three amazing materials: MDF tabletop, sturdy metal frame and legs, and plastic seats in happy colours. This set will brighten up the place and encourage you to spend more time in your dining room.
Dining sets for 6 people
A bigger dining room needs a more spacious dining set. And if you enjoy social gatherings, then you should get one of vidaXL’s 7-piece sets. We recommend the white and brown pinewood set, for a beautiful farmhouse look. The set is made of quality pinewood, painted in white. For a lovely colour combination, the natural shade of the wood has been kept for the tabletop and the seats.
Another amazing option for having 6 people over for dinner is the 3-piece dining set consisting of a sturdy table and two benches. This set combines solid acacia wood with wonderful grains and robust metal frames instead of legs.
Dining sets for more people
When your space allows it, you can choose a dining set for more than 6 people. And you’re in luck, at vidaXL you’ll find dining sets for 8, even 10 people. All of them are lovely dining sets, made of solid pinewood. Get one for your rustic interior, or pair it with minimalist decorations, for a modern vibe at home. Just keep in mind that a table for 10 has a standard length of around 180 cm. So make sure your dining area is big enough to put this amazing set under the spotlight.
The most popular styles for dining sets
Even before starting to decorate, you have an image of how you want your dining area to look like. A dining set makes a statement in your room, so pick one that emphasises the design of your choice. Find a variety of dining sets in various styles.
Rustic dining sets
A farmhouse-inspired interior focuses on a warm atmosphere with the help of rustic details. Get a dining set for 4 people made of pinewood in dark brown and a classic design. Accessorise it with comfy cushions in light shades. For a brighter mood, opt for a pinewood dining set painted in white. For a special look, choose a lovely bar set for two, made of MDF and rubber wood. This dining set has two stools and additional shelves on one side of the table, that you can use to store decorations.
Dining sets for a modern home
A modern dining room allows you to get creative when choosing a dining set. You can opt for a sleek design and get a dining set for four in black. The tabletop of the rectangular table is made of tempered glass, while the four upholstered chairs are super comfortable due to the faux leather. Another great option is a dining set with a round tabletop made of oak and metal legs, while the chairs have plastic seats. Choose one in light grey, as the colour combination of this set is perfect in a modern décor.
Scandinavian dining sets
Such a popular choice, the Scandi interior is defined by natural colours and lines or shapes inspired by nature. Opt for a dining set made of honey brown pinewood, with a round table and minimalist chairs. You can also go for a dining set with a rectangular table and two benches. Don’t forget to accessorise it with comfy throws, to make those benches ideal for long meals and conversations.
Which is the right shape for your dining table?
The shape of your dining table is important not only for the way it changes the look of the room, but its utility too. Depending on how much space you have, choose the right dining table. Also, think of the number of people you want to accommodate.
Dining tables in a rectangular shape work best in a bigger space. They’re great when paired with chairs, but also with dining benches. Just make sure you leave plenty of space around your dining setup, avoiding a crowded look.
Oval dining tables
Pretty similar to a rectangular one, an oval dining table offers decent seating room for people. The smooth edge of the table makes it ideal in households with kids. The same detail, especially when paired with legs in a simple design, turns this table into a statement piece in a Scandi interior.
Smaller apartments need a dining set with a square table. The compact shape of the table is suitable for couples or a family of four. For a balanced design, we recommend one of the vidaXL’s square tables with thin legs, that takes up less floor space.
Round dining tables
Round dining tables are so trendy! Ideal for a less spacious room, pick a dining set with a round table to get some organic shapes into your home. If you want to design a romantic space, with a bit of French charm, we recommend getting a round table with a pedestal base. This way, you also save floor space, allowing your guests to enjoy more foot room.
Which type of chairs should you choose?
The right dining table offers the needed space for comfortably enjoying your meals. In order to spend quality time at your dining table, you need great chairs. Think of your habits, the people using these chairs, and the time spent sitting.
Chairs with a backrest
To avoid quick meals but actually enjoy lazy weekend coffee time, or dinner parties with friends, opt for chairs that have a backrest. Even better, some sets come with chairs featuring armrests too. These chairs provide the comfort you need for sitting and enjoying your dining setup.
If a bar dining set is your choice, make sure the height of the bar stools is the right one. You don’t want to be dining while sitting in an incorrect position. Choose bar stools with a backrest and an ergonomically designed seat.
A plus of comfort in your dining setup comes from picking upholstered chairs. Faux leather or durable fabric, the upholstered chairs ensure a comfy solution in your dining area. Check out our collection of dining sets in modern designs with upholstered chairs.
Trendy and space-saving, dining benches are a great choice for your dining or kitchen area. They work great with rectangular tables and allow more people to have a sit than when using chairs. On the plus side, you can also combine a dining bench on one side of the table, with several chairs on the other one.
How to style your dining area
Make it cosy with a rug. Add texture to your dining area, underneath the table. Choose one in a colour contrasting your dining set.
Use lighting fixtures. The most stylish solution is to add a cluster of pendant lights above the table. Make sure you set it at the right height, so it’s not in your way.
Accessorise the wall behind your dining set with decorations. Floating shelves with lovely stuff on display, framed artwork, or wallpaper in interesting patterns.
Have a focal point in the middle of the table. Maybe a vase with fresh flowers, several candles, or other accessories that can stay on the table without bothering your dinner setup.
Invest in fancy tableware. Choose a set with gold accents for a luxury inspired dining look.