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There are many words used to describe the styles of kitchen and dining furniture available today. With décor styles ranging from farmhouse to mid-century modern, it’s easy to get confused by all the buzzwords used to describe these styles. Here’s a breakdown of some commonly used terms that describe dining furniture styles that will make it easier to choose the look that works best in your home.


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Farmhouse Style

The Farmhouse style is currently one of the most popular looks for kitchen and dining furniture out there today. Inspired by rustic and rural looks, the Farmhouse look typically incorporates wood with a distressed, antique, or reclaimed finish, and simply styled chairs with a classic design. Benches are also a popular feature of Farmhouse style dining sets.

Farmhouse decor is a modern approach to cabin-inspired interior design. Mostly transitional in nature with some traditional elements mixed in, farmhouse aesthetic should transport your imagination to French Provence. Source some dried lavender bunches and other greeneries – careful arrangement of vases and planters will really stylize your home.

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To shop this style, we have a rather new farmhouse metal table legs collection in our store with matching decor.


Mid-Century Modern Style

Inspired by the groundbreaking design of the 1950s and 1960s, the mid century modern style offers a sleek and contemporary look. Sharp angles, smooth, glossy wood, glass, and stainless steel are all hallmarks of this look. Chairs usually feature angled legs, sleek wood finishes, or fully upholstered styles in bold and retro colors. 

The mid-1900s produced some of the most iconic pieces in modern design. It is characterized by refined lines, minimalist silhouettes, and natural shapes. From Saarinen, Niemeyer, Eames, Noguchi, Jacobsen and beyond, the mid-century modern masters defined creative ways to use new materials like molded plastic, plywood, and aluminum in industrial design. Its pieces are highly versatile and can complement a myriad of design styles.

For your shopping and inspiration needs, the Mid-Century Modern metal table legs collection offers curated pieces matching this aesthetic. 

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Industrial Style

The Industrial style is perhaps best described as the more modern cousin of the Farmhouse style. More utilitarian than other styles, Industrial looks usually feature wood that has a worn or used look and often incorporate metal or steel elements. Chairs in this style are also more practical looking with straight lines and rustic accents. Benches are also a common addition to this style.

This is a look that hearkens back to the turn-of-the-century industrial era. It emphasizes liberal use of exposed steel with distressed wooden elements, frequently complemented by exposed brick walls. The modern variant commonly includes copper-tone accents. In terms of general feel, industrial decor is often rustic and mature.

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Classic or Traditional Style

The classic and traditional styles of dining furniture have proven to be the longest enduring style, finding their place in homes over the last century. Often slightly more formal in look, traditional styles can feature larger, intricately carved pedestals, classic chair styles like a bow-back or Windsor style. Often made of oak, these looks are easy to blend in with the décor of many homes.

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Mission Style

The Mission style is another look that has been popular for a long time. Inspired by the straight lines and ‘Prairie’ style of designers like Frank Lloyd Wright, the Mission style emphasizes solid wood, vertical lines, and sturdy construction. A hallmark of Amish brands, the Mission look adds an update to some of the more traditional styles while easily blending with most other decorations.

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With so many metal table legs styles to choose from Flowyline Design, it can be helpful to know the characteristics of these common looks when choosing furniture, accents, and other design elements for your home. Many of these styles can be blended to create eclectic, unique looks. For instance, a Farmhouse or Traditional style table can be paired with sleek, Mid-Century Modern chairs to add an updated look to a classic piece of furniture. Don’t feel stuck within any of these design categories and feel free to pick and choose from all different styles to create a look that is uniquely your own.

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