Formal Dining Room Sets

Dinner time in any family is of course one of the most intimate moments of the day. It offers a great opportunity to catch up with one other and discuss all the excitements of the day. It's important therefore to invest in some of the best formal dining room sets. These sets will also add a charming style to your home. Most of these sets are made using wood and come with amazing accents to enhance their beauty.

This kind of beauty can revamp your dining area and make dinner time or large family gatherings a spectacle that everyone will enjoy. The set will also offer enough room for everyone.

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Shirley Counter Height Drop Leaf Dining Set
Shirley Counter Height Drop Leaf Dining Set

This seven-piece counter height drop leaf dining set is an exceptional choice for casual or semi-formal spaces. Finely grooved accents offer a slatted look to a rounded pub table with tapered legs and two lower shelves, as tapered chair frames receive padding from foam and black faux leather upholstery. Transitional in style, this set turns into a smaller unit with four hinged drop-leaf ends. Admire the blend of solid wood and manufactured wood carefully balanced to craft an exquisite addition to a dining or kitchen area.

Lopes 6 - Piece Dining Set
Lopes 6 - Piece Dining Set

The Jhaziel Dining Set by Jardan features clean lines and rich wood tones, making it the perfect addition to your dining space. This modern-inspired dining set includes one table and four dining chairs. The round tabletop is constructed from MDF wood and features a dark walnut brown sunburst finish, adding visual appeal. The table provides comfortable seating for at least four people and is fitted with solid rubberwood legs for support. Each chair is upholstered in sleek black faux leather and is crafted with a curved backrest and angled tapered legs. Designed for both style and comfort, this dining set is ideal for the home or office. The Jhaziel Dining Set by Jardan is made in Malaysia and requires assembly.

Cheshire Drop Leaf Dining Set
Cheshire Drop Leaf Dining Set
$990

This espresso dining set showcases a uniquely constructed pedestal base and lattice-styled chair backs. With solid and manufactured wood construction, this table and chairs offer beauty and quality to your home. The table’s drop leaf transforms this square table into a round, conversational friendly spot to enjoy a meal with additional guests or family members, while a central Lazy Susan component makes serving family-sized or shareable entrees a breeze. Providing overall comfort for daily use, these chairs feature soft, light brown upholstered seat cushions that effortlessly enhance your dining experience.

Maytham Drop Leaf Solid Wood Dining Set
Maytham Drop Leaf Solid Wood Dining Set
$539.99

Our dining table set, including a dining table and kitchen chairs, provides simple and contemporary elegance to your home. Ideal for dinette, kitchen, or dining areas, this table set seats up to four people with a dining table great for family-style dinners, meals with friends. This dining set adds some elegance to any dining room with its stylish design. These dining room chairs have linen fabric seats, slatted chair backs, and the dinner table consists of a round table top and pedestal legs. The construction team has made this dining room set using only high-quality materials that produce an attractive finish. Our mid-century style table set is easy to clean and offers a beautiful appearance at all times.

Park City 6 - Person Solid Oak Dining Set
Park City 6 - Person Solid Oak Dining Set
$6728

This Highland dining set features a pedestal table and a matching four-chair set. The table has a radial matched white oak top in the dark mocha canyon finish and a decorative metal framework on the base in the burnished bronze finish. The chairs offer a striking contemporary look with slightly curved and slanted wooden backs and gently angled arms for great comfort. Upholstered seats are standard in leather deer crest, a rich semi-aniline leather in a chestnut brown coloration.

Abhi Counter Height Drop Leaf Dining Set
Abhi Counter Height Drop Leaf Dining Set

The Parsons-inspired chair and plank-style tabletop create a transitional design with rustic appeal. The open bottom shelves provide an interesting visual while providing useful storage space. The flared chairs are upholstered in sleek leatherette upholstery for a combination of modern comfort and trendy style.

Ketron 6 - Person Dining Set
Ketron 6 - Person Dining Set
$689.99

This seven-piece dining set includes six side chairs and one round dining table. The set is crafted from a blend of solid and manufactured wood, and its open X-shape backs bring an interesting focal point to your ensemble. Even better, it arrives fully assembled with all tools required for setup included, so you can start enjoying it right away!

Country Grove Butterfly Leaf Dining Set
Country Grove Butterfly Leaf Dining Set

This two-toned expandable dining table features weathered gray with natural brown for a contemporary blend that can complement any decor from transitional to cottage. It adds a well-defined rustic farmhouse feel to your dining room and is an ideal choice for smaller spaces, it easily extends for larger gatherings with one self-storing leaf expanding the table from 42 to 60 inches. Constructed from solid eco-friendly Malaysian oak and veneers, this pedestal counter height dining table is truly timeless and looks fantastic when paired with other pieces in the Cottage Grove collection.

Mahpiya Extendable Dining Set
Mahpiya Extendable Dining Set

Update your dining room with this 7-piece set. The table has a classic silhouette that exudes simple sophistication, with long, sleek legs and a simple oval top. The rich cappuccino color of the table complements its dark wood finish. The handsome wooden chairs are stylishly crafted for comfort and quality, featuring smooth frames that boast a rich cappuccino finish and intriguing cut-out designs. Each chair's seat and back feature soft padding and luxurious tan fabric.

Louetta 6 - Person Dining Set
Louetta 6 - Person Dining Set
$1300

This 7-piece dining set makes getting a matching, retro-inspired look in your space as easy as clicking "add to cart." It includes a table and six chairs, all made from a blend of solid and engineered wood with a warm wood grain finish. The table has a streamlined oval silhouette with a pedestal-style base that breaks into four legs, while each chair has tapered legs and an armless design for extra comfort. The seats are upholstered with polyester stuffing for extra padding.

6 - Person Dining Set
6 - Person Dining Set

This dining set will make a distinctive addition to your room. The table and chairs are made of solid, high-quality acacia wood with a Sheesham finish. Acacia wood is weather-resistant and durable. This dining table set is fully handmade. Every step of the process is carried out with great care, from polishing to painting and lacquering; each piece is unique due to slight variations in grain pattern. The sturdy tabletop will be ideal for placing food or decorative items; the exquisite steel legs add to the romantic design of this piece.

Galligan 6 - Person Dining Set
Galligan 6 - Person Dining Set
$900

This 7-piece dining set features a streamlined silhouette that nods to a mid-century modern design aesthetic. The rectangular table has splayed legs, rounded corners, and natural wood grain variation for added appeal. The six matching chairs have rounded backs and contoured seats with padded linen upholstery covers for comfort and support. The set is constructed from solid and engineered wood.

C028 6 - Person Cherry Solid Wood Dining Set
C028 6 - Person Cherry Solid Wood Dining Set

This six-piece dining chair set includes six matching chairs in an aged brown cherry finish. The chairs feature padded seats and backs made from premium vinyl for additional comfort and low maintenance. These dining chairs make a gorgeous addition to any dining room.

Engles Extendable Dining Set
Engles Extendable Dining Set

The Engles collection is designed for the traditional dining room. The table's top is supported by a double pedestal base; the magnificent parquet veneer is highlighted by the brown cherry finish that covers the collection, and heavily carved molding provides an accent to the top of the table.

Lashbrook 6 - Person Dining Set
Lashbrook 6 - Person Dining Set
$699.99

This 7-piece dining set creates a welcoming gathering place for family dinners, board games, and get-togethers with friends. The table has a generous 60'' long surface and four tapered legs. It's made from engineered wood and solid acacia wood that showcases its natural grain variation. The six included X-back dining chairs have foam-filled faux leather seats for just the right amount of padding while you catch up over dessert. We love the way this set combines a traditional silhouette with approachable rustic details.

Hausman Extendable Solid Wood Dining Set
Hausman Extendable Solid Wood Dining Set

This collection showcases elegant design elements layered to create a beautiful table. Traditional shell, egg and dart molding, rope molding and ball and claw feet are complimented by an oval inlay design element prominently displayed on top of the rectangular table. The table top is book-matched cherry veneer with an accenting warm cherry finish.

Caden Extendable Dining Set
Caden Extendable Dining Set

The Coastal Farmhouse Extendable Dining Set is perfect for adding extra space to your kitchen or dining room. Each piece is crafted from a blend of solid and engineered wood with a weathered brown finish and spindle legs for the right coastal farmhouse look. The oval table features mortise-and-tenon details on the corner and comes with a 6-inch leaf in the middle that easily accommodates up to six guests when fully extended. Plus, the six chairs have a slatted back for an open look, and a shaped seat for support while you sit.

Olivia 4 - Person Dining Set
Olivia 4 - Person Dining Set

This dining set features traditional styling. Cushioned seat and back chairs with carved wooden frames, thick foam padding for comfort, and fabric upholstery in a traditional tapestry Chenille.

Privett Butterfly Leaf Solid Wood Dining Set
Privett Butterfly Leaf Solid Wood Dining Set

Our dining table set will enhance any dining area with its stylish design and decor. This dining room set consists of a dining room table and padded chairs. This modern dining table set adds some simple elegance to your home. Ideal for dinette, kitchen, and dining areas, this mid century dining set seats up to 4 to 8 people with a rectangular table top perfect for family style dinners, meals with friends. This modern dining room set will enhance the beauty of any dining room with its stylish design. These upholstered dining chairs have linen fabric seats, button tufted chair backs, and the kitchen table consists of wooden legs. We have made this dining room table set with the help of experienced carpenters who generate a smooth finish on this modern dining set. Our mid century dining room set is easy to clean and always offers a beautiful appearance.

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Style:

A formal dining room set will need to have depth and gravitas, which is why Billy Cotton recommends choosing a set with a darker finish. Whilst white and light wood finishes can look pretty, they won't give off the same formal vibe as cherry or mahogany wood. This is partially due to the style of older dining room sets, which have influenced current trends, but also because traditional furniture appears more formal in general. Another good thing to look for when choosing a dining room set is scrollwork/other carved detail. Legs are also another indicator of a solid formal dining room set. Spindle or turned legs are associated with formal designs, as opposed to rounded or tapered legs. For an elevated formal look with regal edge, look for a table that has claw feet.

Dining Chair Types:

A formal dining room set will include chairs too, but you will need to think about whether these chairs will match your dining room. A table in a dark wash is one thing, but a dark table and chair set can make a room appear dull. Because of this, Jessica Davis recommends looking for dining chairs that have another texture or design. This can be achieved with chairs that have a wooden frame and leather back/seats, one of the most popular chair styles for a lot of dining room sets. If different textures won't match the aesthetic of your dining room, we recommend choosing chairs that have ridged or Oxford back detail. These small details will elevate your dining chairs and upgrade your dining room.

Shape:

Most dining tables in a formal dining room set feature a rectangular or circular shape. Nicole Hollis states that a rectangular dining table is the best option for a large dining room, as it will fill a space without being overly wide. Plus, with a rectangular table, you can position chairs more evenly around a table. Square tables are rarer in formal dining room sets, as they tend to be used for casual kitchen seating or in studio apartments. When it comes to a round table, it's important to figure out how best to position it. Though often useful for smaller dining rooms, a round table can make a space appear even smaller if there isn't enough space left between the wall and the table. No matter the shape, always leave approximately 30 inches between the two.

Seating Space:

Generally, rectangular dining tables can seat more people due to their natural shape. A formal dining room set should seat on average 6-8 people, with scope for a couple of extra chairs to be squeezed in. As well as the main chairs, Rodney Lawrence says that it's vital to think about the chairs at either end of your table - will these be included in your seating numbers, or will you leave the end sections out? Either way, when seating a dinner party, at least 10 inches should be left between placemat settings. This is enough room for guests to comfortably eat and stretch out without feeling constricted.

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Denville 9 Piece Dining Set

Give your home a stunning touch of luxury with this beautiful dining room ensemble. The table features a gloss beige finish crafted from a blend of solid rubberwood and manufactured wood. You also get a total of eight matching dining chairs.

Yarger 7 Piece Extendable Dining Set

Made using solid manufactured wood, this luxurious dining room set features a natural dark brown finish that goes well with everything in the room. You get one single table and a total of six chairs as well.

Wilmington 7 Piece Dining Set

This elegant dining room set mixes stunning traditional elements with a casual feel. The set is perfectly suited for people who want to add a measure of warmth in the dining area. It is made using a combination of solid rubberwood and manufactured wood.

Glen Cove Dining Table with Trestle Barley Brown

Made from MDF, this table is then covered in ash veneer to give it a more rustic and rural look to its end design. The smooth curves of the legs give it a handmade feel while it can seat 6 people due to measuring some 30” in height as well as a width of 46” and a length of 104”.

Inland Empire Furniture Vendome Gold Formal 9 Piece Dining Set

This intricate and elegant dining set offers a real sense of style and luxuriousness that is difficult to match. Finished off in a gold effect, it is bold and elaborate which belies the fact that it is made from MDF before being given a veneer finish to complete the look.

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Crafted from manufactured wood which is then covered in cherry veneers, this elegant dining set is rather traditional in its design and appearance. Complete with thick cushioning on the seats, the backs of the chairs are ornate in their design while the carving on the legs also helps to give this a classical feel.

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There is nothing quite so elegant as a formal dining set. This set has a dark wood table with the legs at the four corners. It is matched by slope-arm wooden chairs upholstered in rich velvet. Subtle wood tool decorations.

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