Traditional vs. Modern Furniture: What’s Your Style?

There’s a lot more that goes into buying furniture for your dining room than just finding a set that’s the right size and picking it up from the store. There are table shapes, colors, wood types, and many more things to think about. But the place where most people start is with the furniture style. At Chair Fair, we have over 100 kitchen and dining room sets, so there’s no shortage of options. Still, you want to choose furniture that fits your home and your personal style.


In this article, we’re going to compare traditional and modern furniture styles to help you choose between dining room sets for your home.


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Traditional: Timeless Aesthetic

Furniture in the traditional style often gets written off as old-fashioned. But we don’t think that’s entirely fair. While traditional furniture is certainly more ornate, it also brings a timeless aesthetic into your home. Furniture in the traditional style is usually made from dark, heavy wood, and these pieces are often bigger than modern furniture. If you have a smaller home but prefer traditional furniture, consider buying fewer pieces. For example, a dining set that seats four rather than six will still look good in a small room without overwhelming it.


Modern: Functional and Minimalist

Starting around the 19th century, furniture makers started to use different materials and emphasize function over form. That’s not to say, however, that modern furniture pieces aren’t stylish in their own way. Modern furniture tends to complement a room rather than become the focal point. If you want to show off your other decor, furniture in a modern style is often a better choice. Modern furniture is also lighter, both in weight and color. This makes it easier to fit into a small space and it is easier to match to various color schemes and personal styles.


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Find Dining Room Sets That Fit Your Personal Style at Chair Fair

Does your dining room furniture need an upgrade? You’ll find dining room sets that match every preference and style at Chair Fair. We have hundreds of choices in our showroom in many different styles. And if you can’t find quite what you’re looking for, we have custom options, too!


Contact us at (781) 843-3300 or visit our showroom at 408 Washington Street in Weymouth!