The 13 Best Places to Buy Dining Room Furniture in 2021

Where to shop for tables, chairs, sideboards, and more

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Whether you have a formal dining room, a breakfast nook, or both, every home needs a designated space to enjoy meals. In the internet age, there's no shortage of furniture available for purchase. While this is a good thing, it can also make the process of finding the right pieces overwhelming.

No matter the size of your space, your budget, or your design taste, we researched the best places to buy dining room furniture. Read on for our top picks.

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn dining room furniture
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People know Pottery Barn for its beautiful and long-lasting furnishings. The retailer's dining room section includes lots of versatile pieces in various styles. From rustic and industrial to modern and traditional, there's something for every taste.

If you want to mix and max, you can buy tables and chairs as separates or get a coordinated set. Just bear in mind that while some items are ready to ship, others are made to order, in which case you might not receive your furniture for a couple of months.

This higher-end furniture store offers white-glove service, which means they deliver items by appointment to your room of choice, including unpacking and full assembly.

Wayfair

Wayfair dining room furniture
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Wayfair is a great resource for high-quality, affordable furniture, and has one of the largest selections of products. Within the dining room furniture category, there are over 18,000 dining room sets, more than 14,000 dining tables, nearly 25,000 chairs, plus tons of stools, benches, carts, and other dining room essentials.

Using Wayfair's handy filtering features, you don't have to sift through every item to find precisely what you're looking for. You can sort by size, seating capacity, shape, material, price, and more.

In addition to budget-friendly pieces, Wayfair also carries lots of mid-range furniture, as well as some high-end picks. Whether your home has a rustic, minimalist, modern, or classic vibe, you'll find dining room furniture to complement your aesthetic.

Wayfair also has free shipping or inexpensive flat-rate shipping fees. For larger furniture pieces, they offer full-service delivery for a fee, including unboxing and assembly.

The Home Depot

The Home Depot dining room furniture
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The Home Depot might already be your go-to for DIY construction supplies, paint, and tools. While it's not necessarily the first place people think of when buying furniture, if you need new dining room furniture, it's worth checking out.

Both their online and in-person stores carry complete dining sets, tables, chairs, stools, and storage pieces from various brands. You can order through the website and have your furniture delivered or picked up in-store, though many products are only available online. If an item is only available online, you can have it shipped for free to your local store. Otherwise, there is a shipping fee.

Frontgate

Frontgate dining room furniture
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Furniture from Frontgate has a distinctive, luxurious style. The retailer is known for its traditional, sophisticated, and regal-looking pieces. Their dining room collection is no exception. If you appreciate classic design and a stately eating space, Frontgate is the grande dame offering. Frontgate's elegant furniture is expensive. If you're looking to save but still love the aesthetic, a sideboard or buffet that meets your eye might be worth the splurge.

West Elm

West Elm dining room furniture
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Furnishings from West Elm have a sleek, upscale appearance with a midcentury modern flair. This staple retailer stocks tables, chairs, cabinets, dining room rugs, and more. You can get pared-down minimalist pieces, as well as statement furniture and eye-catching accents for your dining room. Most pieces come in multiple colors and finishes.

Like Pottery Barn, many of West Elm's furniture items are made-to-order, which can take a month or two. Upon delivery of larger pieces, they also offer white-glove service at no extra charge. They will carry-in, unbox, assemble, and remove all the packing materials—a hassle-free service.

Amazon

Amazon dining room set
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Amazon dominates tons of online shopping categories. Some people are surprised to learn that the site has one of the biggest selections of furniture. You can get dining room sets, breakfast nook furniture, tables of all shapes and sizes, and chairs in various quantities.

Amazon products often have hundreds, sometimes thousands, of reviews. Reading comments and seeing photos of verified buyers gives you some perspective when buying their dining room furniture. If you have a Prime membership, most of the furniture ships for free and within a few days.

IKEA

IKEA dining room sets
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If you're on a budget, IKEA is an excellent place to buy dining room furniture. Prices vary, but you can often get an entire set for under $500 or mix and match with an affordable table and chairs. Modern, minimalist furniture is the Swedish manufacturer's signature, although not all pieces have the same classic Scandinavian design. New product lines include florals, street-style chic, and more.

Article

Article dining room furniture
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Article is a relatively new furniture brand that carries midcentury-inspired aesthetic and Scandinavian style from world-renowned designers at accessible prices. The online retailer offers solid wood rectangular tables with clean lines, round dining tables with centered legs, curved armless dining chairs, 1960s-esque upholstered chairs, benches, stools, bar tables, and carts.

Lulu and Georgia

Lulu and Georgia dining room furniture
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Lulu and Georgia is a Los Angeles-based company offering high-end home goods with a stunning selection of dining room furniture inspired by vintage and found items from around the world. The brand's aesthetic is the perfect blend of classic and sophisticated yet cool and contemporary. Though prices are higher than average, it might be worth investing in a high-quality table, chairs, or a full set.

Target

Target dining room furniture
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Target is a great place to buy lots of things on your list, including dining room furniture. The big-box store sells charming sets, along with individual tables and chairs.

Here, you'll find affordable, stylish options from a long list of brands, including some of Target's own brands like Threshold and Project 62, a midcentury-modern brand. Shipping is cheap, and in some cases, you can pick up your products at the nearest store for no extra fee.

Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel dining set
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Crate & Barrel has been around for more than half a century and is a tried-and-true resource for home furnishings. Dining room furniture styles range from classic and traditional to modern and trendy.

Whether you opt for a banquet set, a bistro table, plush upholstered chairs, an accent bench, or a buffet, you'll know you're getting a tasteful product with reliable construction. Crate & Barrel is another brand with made-to-order offerings, so keep this in mind if you need dining room furniture sooner than later. Crate & Barrel also offers white-glove service, including two-person delivery, placement of the furniture, and removal of all packaging. The fee for this service depends on your location from the shipping point. 

CB2

CB2 dining room furniture
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Crate & Barrel's modern and edgy sister brand, CB2, is another excellent place to shop for dining room furniture. If your interior design taste leans toward sleek, lavish, and maybe a little moody, you'll love the striking pieces from CB2.

Prices are generally on the higher side, but the brand also carries a few mid-range options. Additionally, many tables and chairs are ready to ship, though some are made to order. CB2 offers the same white-glove service as Crate & Barrel.

Walmart

Walmart dining room set
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Walmart offers dining room furniture to help you keep to your budget. The big-box retailer has everything from full sets, tables, and chairs to stools, sideboards, cabinets, and benches. Don't forget dining room accessories like a wine rack or a bar cart.

Walmart features stylish dining room furniture at prices that are significantly lower than average. If you're concerned about quality, Walmart offers peace of mind with optional warranties.

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This shopping guide was written by Theresa Holland, a freelance writer and housewares enthusiast with substantial experience covering home goods, furniture, interior design, and decor. You can find more of her work on MyDomaine and Byrdie.

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