Contemporary dining tables are simple and sophisticated, with deliberate use of clean lines and textural accents. They work well in dining rooms of all sizes, effortlessly adding to your decor and styling. And with a beautiful centerpiece, there’s no denying their charm.
This quick and easy guide features nine of our favorite contemporary dining table designs to help you find the perfect piece for your place. We’ve also included easy, eye-catching decor ideas with each option to inspire your inner interior designer.
9 contemporary dining tables and decor ideas
Contemporary decor uses a subtle mix of texture and sophisticated silhouettes, emphasizing minimalistic elements and color palettes. A contemporary dining table should stand out on its own while providing the perfect foundation for beautiful decor and great conversation.
A simple centerpiece is an ideal way to bring your modern dining table to life. With attractive accents and stunning furniture design, you’ll draw attention to the center of the table and make the space more inviting.
We’ve highlighted nine of our favorite contemporary dining tables, plus a centerpiece idea for each look.
Tip: Remember to measure your space before ordering, and plan for the table plus all the chairs pulled out as though you have company. For the decor ideas, you can always opt for faux flowers, fruit, or greenery instead of fresh.
1. Mina Rectangular Dining Table
The Mina Rectangular Dining Table boasts sleek lines and sharp angles, perfect for a contemporary space. It has a self-storing butterfly and a ceramic top crafted to look like natural marble, with beveled edges and long legs in a sandy black finish. Pair it with the Mina Upholstered Swivel Chairs for chic yet casual appeal.
Air plants are easy to care for and come in various colors and species, so you can create a display that matches your dining room. Try placing them in a large glass bowl with gravel or glass beads at the bottom for a quick, simple centerpiece.
- Low-hanging triangular chandelier for added texture and visual interest
- Shelving with other succulents and air plants
- Large, subtle artwork to draw the eye
2. Clora Round Dining Table
The Clora Round Dining Table seats four and is an excellent piece of furniture for small spaces. With a retro style and pedestal base, it’s a perfect bistro table for a sunny breakfast nook.
A bright yellow vase with yellow dancing lady orchid blooms gives this round table a cheerful appeal. Matching the color of your vase with your bouquet adds subtle sophistication that’s perfect for a contemporary space.
- Small bowl of fruit
- Medium and small textural vases in blue
- Yellow and blue chairs
3. Kella Round Dining Table
The Kella Round Dining Table features a white marble top and sleek brass base. Comfortably designed to seat four, this marble dining table pairs nicely with these elegant dark blue side chairs and would work well in a chic dining space.
A matching bowl will work well with your color palette if your table has a metal base or legs. Add a faceted vase in a neutral tone like black, and you have a complete centerpiece that needs nothing more to stand out.
- Sculptural or textural vase with lilies on a sideboard
- Contemporary artwork with a subdued color palette
- Patterned drapes to match the color of the chairs
4. Retro Round Dining Table
The Retro Round Dining Table paired with Retro Open Back Side Chairs makes a beautiful matching table set for four. It boasts a chrome base and a glossy white top, perfect for vintage-inspired yet modern home decor. If you need more room, this style also comes as a Retro Oval Dining Table.
A vase of magnolia blooms with fruit will make your dining room table look inviting and stylish, perfect for afternoon guests. This centerpiece display works well for small space dining sets, but it’s eye-catching enough for spaces and tables of any size or shape.
- Bright appetizer plates to hold the fruit for functionality
- Floral print artwork
- Position the set near a sofa in the living room for extra seating
5. Kersey Dining Table
The Kersey Dining Table pairs perfectly with the Kersey Side Chairs for a complete dining set ready for dinner parties, holidays, and more — it would work well as a mid-century modern dining table. With a chestnut finish, angled legs, and solid wood construction, it’s made with functionality and accessibility in mind.
If you have a large rectangle dining table, try a series of white vases in different heights down the middle. Add cone bush bouquets for exciting texture and color, and you’re good to go. This look works well with solid wood dining tables but can fit any contemporary setting, including Scandinavian style.
- Low-hanging white light fixture over the center of the table
- Potted moss mixed in with the vases of cone bush bouquets
- Empty vase for variety
6. Lavon Dining Table
The Lavon Dining Table with Storage pairs with the Lavon Padded Side Dining Chairs, making a complete dining room furniture set. It’s an extendable dining table and comes in a counter-height option, perfect for matching a kitchen table to the height of your countertops. Consider using counter-height barstools instead of chairs if you opt for counter-height for a casual appeal.
Keeping stacked dinnerware in the center of your dining table looks fun and functional even if you’re not expecting company. It’s also an excellent way to show off your fancy pieces. If you opt for a storage dining table, you can keep the rest of the set, plus any linens underneath, so that you don’t need a buffet in the space.
- Vase of taro leaves to add color, shape, and texture
- Rectangular area rug with a neutral palette to ground the space
- Contemporary lighting over the center of the table
7. Anges T-Shaped Pedestal Dining Table
The Anges T-Shaped Pedestal Dining Table features a glossy white finish and a chrome base, which pairs beautifully with the iconic Breuer-style Anges High Back Dining Chairs. The white finish and chrome bottom create an airy atmosphere that would work nicely with a bright, well-lit space.
A stainless steel tea set creates a timeless look that’s perfect for the centerpiece on a contemporary dining table. You might try this look on a white lacquer pedestal table with a chrome base, but it would also work well with a glass dining table.
- Fruit in a glass bowl
- Botanical prints for texture and visual interest
- Use a dining bench on one side for a mix-and-match look
8. Wexford Glass Top Dining Table
The Wexford Glass Top Dining Table would work well with the Carmelo Upholstered Side Chairs. This extension dining table can comfortably seat up to six people, providing a large tabletop for entertaining and hosting.
A collection of metallic accents creates a distinct contemporary appeal that can elevate any dining room. To save money while making the space more interesting, consider going to a thrift store or antique shop to find interesting pieces for your centerpiece.
- Brightly-colored orchid blooms in a metallic vase
- Black accent wall with black dining chairs
- Pair of coffee table books
9. Conway 5-Piece Rectangular Dining Set
The Conway 5-Piece Rectangular Dining Set features a rectangular dining table and four matching chairs with aged gold legs. This oak dining table boasts a dark walnut finish and a double X trestle base in gold, and it seats up to eight comfortably.
Gold-based color palettes create eye-catching appeal on a contemporary dining table (especially if it has a gold trestle base). Try arranging dinnerware, candlesticks, napkin rings with linens, and decorative accents in the center of your table.
- Pink dogwood blooms in a glass and gold vase
- Moody grey wall and area rug for a modern appeal
- Large indoor palm plant (can help merge a dining space with a nearby living room or home office)
Love your dining room
A contemporary dining table can help you bring your dining area to life, giving it character and an inviting appeal. If you already have a dining table, look for a centerpiece that works with the style and finish for cohesive decor.
If you’re still looking for the perfect dining table, check out Coaster Furniture’s dining table collection. When you’re ready to buy, use our store locator to find a convenient retailer near you.
Conway 5-piece Rectangular Dining Set Dark Walnut and Aged Gold
Cora Round Dining Table Walnut and Black
Kersey Dining Table with Angled Legs Chestnut
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