Dining Room Furniture
Dining room furniture should strike a balance between beauty and utility, creating a hospitable environment where friends and family feel welcome and at ease. From tables to chairs, each piece of dining room furniture you choose should be able to comfortably seat your household – as well as extra guests – but shouldn’t sacrifice visual interest.
The size of your dining room will help you determine what type of furniture you should choose. For a small dining room, consider a compact square dining table or round dining table that seats four. If you have the space, choose a dining table with leaves that can be expanded for extra guests; store folding or stackable side chairs to use when the table is expanded. Large dining rooms are well suited to long, rectangular dining tables with seating for six to 10. Spacious dining rooms can also accommodate dining room storage furniture, such as credenzas, buffets, sideboards, wine bars, shelving units, bar carts, and more.
When shopping for dining tables and chairs à la carte, pay close attention to the dimensions of the table and dining chairs you’re considering. Ideally, the seat of a dining room chair should be about one foot lower than the dining tabletop, or six to seven inches lower than the dining table’s apron.
Dining room furniture materials range from solid wood and powder-coated steel to laminate and marble, among others. Prioritize durable materials that will stand the test of time. Ultimately, choose dining furniture crafted of materials that coincide with your interior design style. If your interiors skew traditional, consider a solid wood dining table with a marble top. Alternatively, if your home’s design scheme reads modern, discover the versatility of a table with a powder-coated steel base and laminate top. Choose accent pieces and dining room storage furniture that will complement your dining table set while accommodating your storage needs. At Herman Miller, shop dining room furniture that blends beauty and utility.
Dining Room Sets
If you’re looking for dining room furniture but aren’t sure where to start, consider a dining room set. Dining room sets often include a dining table, dining chairs, and credenza or buffet table. The pieces within a dining room set are usually crafted of the same material and feature similar design details, such as hardware, leg design, and more.
Choosing a dining room set or a pieces of dining furniture from the same collection or designer also ensures that the proportions of the dining room table and chairs will be harmonious. The dining table dimensions will suit those of the dining chairs for a comfortable sit and a balanced look. At Herman Miller, shop dining room sets or explore dining tables, dining chairs, and stools.
Dining Room Lighting
For dining room lighting, a striking pendant light or a chandelier hung above the center of the dining table is a timeless choice. Create additional ambient light and enhance your dining room’s decor by arranging a table lamp on a credenza or buffet table or by flanking your dining storage furniture with wall sconces.
Herman Miller Dining Room Sets & Furniture
Herman Miller’s dining tables and dining chairs – by renowned designers such as Charles and Ray Eames – combine modern design cues with functionality. For a dining room set, consider the Eames Table. Pair it with the iconic Eames Molded Plastic Chairs, Eames Molded Plywood Chairs, or Eames Molded Fiberglass Chairs. Or opt for a Magis Tavolo Table and any of the dining chairs or dining stools in the Magis collection, including the Magis Troy Plastic Chair and Magis Deja-vu Stool.
For dining room storage, explore the pieces in the Line Collection, including the Line Credenza, Line Wine Bar, and Line Bar. For more minimalist options, opt for pieces in the Morrison Collection or Edel Collection, which includes dining tables.
The Nelson Bubble lighting collection includes fixtures for any room of the home, including table lamps, wall sconces, and pendant lights for dining room settings. Iconic silhouettes from this collection include the Nelson Saucer Bubble Pendant, Nelson Ball Bubble Pendant, and Nelson Cigar Bubble Pendant. Herman Miller dining room lighting also includes sculptural pieces by Michael Anastassiades and other celebrated designers.