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The best dining room sets, furniture, and glassware

Make your dining room a feast for the eyes

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Dining room decor can be hard to shop for. While you may, in theory, like the fancy formality of a Downton Abbey-style dining hall—with a sideboard creaking under the weight of dishes filled with soups and sauces, or a table glistening with heavy silverware and crystal glasses—let’s face it: It’s 2017 and you’re the dishwasher.

Fret not! With both sensible and aspirational budgets in mind, we’ve gathered eight impressive but modern items—from a sleek sawhorse table to picture-perfect fluted stemware—for your dining room. No butler required.

Louise tray, Hawkins New York, $50–$120
This food-safe plated steel and enamel tray is perfect for displaying party nibbles and spacious enough to use as a makeshift mini-bar.
Customizable copper sawhorse leg table, Michele Varian, $1,260
The staunch sawhorse gets fancified with a shiny copper finish on its legs and oak details. With a coated, beveled-edge plywood top, this low-key table brings high style that will look good in any space.
Pleat pendant, Marset, $647–$920
Designed by Xavier Mañosa and Mashallah to mimic creased fabric, this molded-ceramic pendant combines a matte exterior with a shiny gold interior that will warmly illuminate your dining table.
Fulton metal storage cabinet, Urban Outfitters, $329
Looking to add a little color and a bit of functionality to your dining room? This compact cabinet could be just the thing. Offered in a cool shade of green, this cabinet features a powder-coated metal exterior and two interior shelves.
Ligne Roset blue Vik dining chair, Ligne Roset, $670
A felt seat with a thin profile, perched on a simple yet sturdy wood base, makes a subtle and elegant statement. The design, by Thibault Desombre, features a lightweight and removable cover that makes it unfussy and low-maintenance—like the ideal dinner guest.
Margot wine goblet, Fferone Design, $110
Cut glass gets a futuristic makeover with these fluted goblets by designer Felicia Ferrone. Borosilicate glass makes them durable enough for everyday use. The line offers a champagne coupe and dessert, wine, and water goblets.
Dinner plate, The Commons, $66
This textured ceramic dinner plate is a subtle way to differentiate your everyday dishware.
Kullaberg swivel chair, Ikea, $59.99
The contrasting black-metal frame and light-wood seat give this vintage-inspired draftsman's chair a striking look that will add industrial appeal to your dining room. And, it’s affordable enough to keep a few extra for those unexpected plus-ones.

Market editor: Kelley Carter

Photo editor: Audrey Levine

Photo intern: Renee Zhou

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