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The best dining sets for your home & how to choose

Melissa Dunlap is a writer, editor and blogger specializing in lifestyle communications. Fueled by curiosity, and a tad too much coffee, Melissa enjoys dissecting current trends for the modern woman. When she's not having dance parties w...

Dining tables that wow

With so many options on the market, it's easy to get overwhelmed with finding the best dining table for your space. See what designer Taniya Nayak says you should look for when selecting the perfect dining table for your space, and get inspired with a few of our favorites.

Dining tables that wow

Luxe glam

If you're looking for a statement piece to wow friends, check out this mirrored dining table. While the mirrored tabletop might not be practical if you need a durable dining set, it sure is pretty to look at and would make for a glamorous dinner party. (Z Gallerie, $999)

Dining tables that wow

Modern metal

Go for a minimal contemporary look with this stainless steel, glass-topped dining table. The metal base is a stylish interpretation of an industrial look. (Lamps Plus, $479)

Dining tables that wow

It's hip to be square

Instead of turning to traditional table shapes like rectangular or oval, think outside the box and consider a square table, like this one by Paola Navone. (Crate & Barrel, $2,399) 

Dining tables that wow

Play with pattern

Don't want to worry about a wood surface? Check out this fabulous tiled table. British designer Lubna Chowdhary created this gorgeous geometric pattern with hand-glazed ceramic tiles. (West Elm, $1,299)

Dining tables that wow

Relaxed traditional

This double pedestal dining table has traditional design elements like carved wood and two-toned decorative details, but is still relaxed for modern families. (Bassett Furniture, $1,379)

Dining tables that wow

X marks the spot

Rather than relying on carved wood details, the X-shaped base on this round table provides visual interest with the crisscross design. We especially love to see it paired with sea grass chairs for a collected look with texture. (Pottery Barn, $599)

Reclaimed wood

The weathered look of this reclaimed pine table is the perfect spot for no-fuss, casual brunches. Metal bracket details give it an industrial spin. (Pottery Barn, $1,899)

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