Modern style is well-known for its crisp lines, straight edges and no decorative detail. Does this mean you only buy plain or “boring looking” furniture? Don’t you need decorative detail to make furniture interesting? The modernists didn’t think so. While the profile of the chair is strictly geometric, the tapered legs combined with the textured side give it a softer appearance.
The underlying simplicity of modern line, shape and form is ideally suited to the dining room. Modern styles of dining table designs are cool and sleek. They are often characterized by polished surfaces and geometric profiles. The focus of this style is on form and function. While metal and glass are popular dining table construction materials for the style dining furniture, for a less minimalist look, select one made of wood, with or without a glass tabletop. Especially for a dining room that is used often or regularly to entertain guests, you will want to select a dining set that includes chairs with comfortable seating. The tabletop and the legs of the dining table are defined by clean, smooth expanses of wood. The floating effect of the tabletop is created by the metal accents that lift it up and away from the legs. No added decorative detail is needed: the eye is instantly drawn into the room by the table’s striking design and form.