Dining Room Furniture and Ideas to make your space pop

Creating a warm, stylish and beautiful dining room can be a bit tricky. Today we take a closer look at some of the stunning dining room furniture for sale and how you can transform a dull room into a space where friends and family will want to spend time. From some of the newest dining room furniture to some great design tips and dining room ideas, we take a look at how you can transform an old, dull room into something magnificent.


Dining Room Tables Designs

In South Africa, we have a large selection of high quality furniture retailers to choose from. There are number of different design styles to choose from. Some of the more popular styles range to include:

  • The Traditional Design

These types of dining room tables commonly feature great details – like turned legs – and are made of wood. This traditional design is great for any dining room if you are trying to create a warm and comfy space.

Available in all shapes and sizes, a more traditional style table is great for larger spaces and families.


  • A Modern Touch

Young, hip and in-the-know? Opt for a modern design. Characterised by long, simplistic lines, a modern design will compliment any space – big or small. Made of various materials – these tables can be wood or even have metal bases with glass tops – modern type tables are great if you want a more simplistic look without sacrificing on style.

Shapes here can also vary – from round tables to square tables.


  • A touch of Country

A popular choice to opt for, country or rustic style tables are ideal if you are going for an old farmhouse look. While some of these tables will have both modern and traditional design styles, most of them will feature a weathered look (with painted tops or legs).


A Dining Room Table for small spaces

Looking to give your dining room a makeover but only have limited space to work with? No problem! There are stunning dining room ideas that can make your small dining room work for you.

  • Modern

If you are looking for a modern master piece, this Retro 4 Seater Dining Table is a stunning option. Featuring a white top and natural Ash Wood legs, this table is great if you are just starting out or have a small family.

With metal support beams that add a touch of retro style and smooth lines, this table is sure to breathe a touch of modern sophistication and style into your dining room. Priced at around R 2 000, you can Find this dining room furniture piece at Mr Price Home.


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Complete the look by finding a funky chair like the Retro Shell Chair (priced at around R 700 at Mr Price Home). Featuring the same Ash Wood legs and metal support beams, this chair beautifully complements the modern look.

  • Looking for something spunkier?

If you are looking for a splash of colour, you can also opt for colourful chairs – varying the colours to create a funky fun look.


You can also add a touch of style with vintage-style upholstered chairs.

  • Traditional

Looking for something more traditional but not too old? The Aspen Dining Table from United Furniture Outlets (UFO) is a great option. Made of a combination of veneers and solid Meranti Hardwood, this traditional design table features classical designs without overdoing it.


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Match this table with an elegant chair to create a sophisticated look. Opt for traditional style upholstered chairs to create a classy look. Adding four chairs will create a beautiful look and an air of exclusivity.


Just because you opted for dining room tables, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have some fun. Add some colour with a funky-patterned upholstered chair.


  • It’s all about the Country

With a rustic look and smooth, long lines, this Boston Dining Table from Coricraft is ideal for small dining rooms. Beautifully finished, opt for tables like this if you are looking to create a clean dining room that is cosy for small, intimate dinners.

Don’t be afraid to play around with different materials and colours when creating a rustic style dining room. Duller colours and a more weathered table will definitely add to your farm style look.


You can also opt for something a little more conservative by adding a Cross Back Chair to your country-style dining room table.

Dining Room Tables for bigger rooms

If you have a larger space to work with, you have stunning dining room furniture options that can help you transform your space into something awesome.

  • Modern and Stylish

If smooth, straight lines with clean cut corners are your thing, going modern in the dining room is definitely something you should consider. Look for something like this Mid Century Dining Table from Mr Price Home. With a glass top and trestle legs made out of wood, long crisp lines are the main feature of this table.

For this type of design, opt for a clean-lined chair that is modern, like a Casper (also known as a Ghost) chair.


Create a more sophisticated dining room by adding upholstered chairs to the table.


  • Old-School Traditional

Made of solid Meranti Hardwood, this Tivoli Dining Room table is must own if you have a large space to work with. With a deep, warm colour, this table features more traditional styled legs with the excessive details.

Traditional tables for sale are usually beautifully matched with a more sophisticated type chair. If you have a traditional look, look for a high back chair or a chair that features an upholstered seat.


Creating a traditional look, you might not think of playing around with colour, but, when done right, it can look absolutely stunning in a traditional style dining room.

Going Shabby Chic is another stunning option if you love the more traditional designs style.


  • A Rustic look

Creating a rustic dining room when you have a larger space to work with can be so much fun. With a natural wax finish, this Europe Dining Table from Mr Price Home is made of Sheesham Wood and perfect for larger families.

Another rustic style option is available from @Home in the form of a Reclaimed Dining Table. Made of solid wood and featuring beautiful leg designs, this table is sure to add an extra touch of style to your home.

The great thing about going rustic is that you can add benches to your table, utilising space and creating a fun dining room where friends and family can relax and enjoy.


Even add a splash of colour with unique chairs.


Dining Room ideas to make your space pop

If you don’t want to necessarily find dining room furniture for sale, why not give your furniture a fresh makeover? By reupholstering old chairs, you can some colour and style to old dining room furniture.

You can also breathe new life into your dining room by mixing and matching some of your dining room chairs and giving them a fun colour. Don’t be afraid to mix textures, details and materials. Remember to have fun.


Be playful and add a touch of colour and playfulness to your walls. Use wallpaper to add personality or small wall art details to create an unforgettable room.


There is also no need to go way overboard with colour. It is no crime in loving soft, warm shades to create a cosy room. But remember to avoid being too dull and add that one piece of colour – like a popping chandelier hanging right above the dining room table.


Create a cosy area by adding a carpet to your dining room. Make sure that it is bigger than your table and allow for ample space around your chairs. This will create a room that is not only cosy, but looks better as well.


Small dining rooms can look bigger by using a couple of simple tips:

  • Keep your colour palette monochromatic. Stick to one colour and incorporate it into your design throughout the entire space.
  • Find the perfect round dining room tables for sale and make sure to add chairs that do not have arms.
  • Keep the design simplistic and clutter free – this will help the look and make the room feel bigger.


Dining Room Furniture for sale on Junk Mail

If you are looking for chairs and tables for sale, Junk Mail is a great place to shop! With awesome dining room furniture to choose from you can find complete sets, or mismatched chairs to add to your shabby chic dining room.

  • French White Table and Chairs

Priced at R 4 435, this dining room set is made of pine and beautifully finished to give it that shabby chic, farm style look.


  • Solid Oak Dining Room Set

Crafted from recycled wine barrels, this ten seater oak dining room set is priced at R 19 900 and is for sale in Jeffrey’s Bay.


  • Wetherlys Dinning Set

Looking for something traditional. This Wetherly’s Dinning Set is perfect. Made of solid Mahogany, this six seater round table has a price tag of R 12 000 and is for sale in the East Rand.

Ready to find dining room furniture for sale? Junk Mail has it all – from chairs to dining room tables for sale. Selling your dining room furniture? Place your FREE AD on Junk Mail today!




Annabel Schoeman

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4 Responses

  1. Sibongile Majozi says:

    Hi there, I need certain dining chairs form your article.Will you pleas contact me on 072 1304 580

  2. Sello says:

    Where are you in Gauteng Province

    • Jani Grey says:

      Hi Sello,

      Junk Mail’s home is located in Pretoria. Please note that we are an advertising platform and that we do not own or personally sell any of the items listed on the website. When you find something you’re interested in, please get in touch with the seller to discuss the details.

      Kind regards,
      The Junk Mail Team

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