- A country or rustic style dining room says, “Come in and relax!” The furniture may be made of blonde woods like pine or golden oak, and may be finished or unfinished. The dining room table may be a family antique, or represent an early American style such as colonial or Shaker furniture. The look is simple, the materials common and the ambience inviting.
- Mission-style furniture is simple, usually of oak, and features flat surfaces and clean, straight lines. It’s a style of furniture that is meant to look handmade, even if it isn’t. Mission furniture tends to have a square, boxy shape; even the knobs and pulls on furniture are often square. This is a somewhat masculine looking-style, and is seen in lodges and cabins.
Queen Anne Style
- This is a classic dining room style. Queen Anne furniture has an open, curving, feminine look. The wood is often walnut, and the dining room chairs have cabriole legs and sometimes, ball and claw feet. This formal style of dining room furniture speaks of elegance and tradition, and is often seen in classic older homes and estates. The look is light and graceful.
- Contemporary furniture design tends to make a bold, yet simple statement. Materials often used include glass, steel, wood or plastic, and the colors used may range from white and black, to neon colors. A dining room in a contemporary style may be simple and serene, with a table of sparkling glass and white plastic chairs, to a dramatic square of industrial steel, with metal chairs. This style creates a dramatic and contemporary mood, and speaks of sophistication and worldliness.
These styles are beautiful when used as part of a unified theme in your house, but of course, they may also be mixed and matched for a more customized style statement. It would be easy to mix colonial and mission style-furniture, since they are in many respects similar. But it’s also possible, for example, to mix mission and modern for a striking effect, especially if the pieces share a certain stark simplicity.
You can also achieve a completely unique look for your furniture by ordering a couch disassembly from a furniture professional. You can have your couch taken apart, taken away, and customized to your exact specifications. A furniture professional can often perform a convenient couch disassembly and reassembly for less than it would cost to buy a new piece.