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The Perfect Dining Room Sets

September 2, 2022

Whether you regularly host large gatherings, have family dinners together, or want somewhere you love to sip your coffee each morning, the perfect dining room set can set the vibe for your entire home.

Howard’s is here to help you choose the perfect dining room set for your home and give you tips to help with your shopping experience.

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The Benefits of Purchasing a Dining Room Set

If you’re ready to upgrade your dining room furniture, you may be wondering whether you should shop for each piece separately or purchase a dining room set. Here are some of the biggest benefits of purchasing a set from a trusted furniture store in your area.

  • Lower costs - Buying a dining room set, rather than buying the pieces separately will usually be cheaper.
  • Easier shopping experience - Buying a bundled set will provide an easier shopping experience than going to multiple stores to find the pieces that you would like in your dining room
  • Coordinated look - The other big benefit of buying a set is the clean, coordinated look that your dining room will now have.
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What Is Included in a Dining Room Set?

The staple of any dining room set is a table and chairs. Generally, sets will include four, six, or eight chairs, though some will also feature a bench or corner seating area.

Leaves are often an option to allow you to extend the length of your table for larger gatherings and oftentimes, dining room sets will include a hutch, buffet, or other furniture pieces.

Things To Consider Before Buying a Dining Room Set

Odds are, when you purchase a dining room set, the new dining room set will be the focal point of your dining room for years to come. To make sure that you make the right choice for your dining room and the needs that you have, several things need to be considered to help you shop intelligently.


The first thing that you must consider is the size of the room that you will put the dining room set in and where in the room it will go. Measure your room and the area where you will be putting the table to determine the size and shape of the table that will best fit your needs.

Also, keep in mind that you’ll need additional space around your dining room table for people to comfortably pull out chairs and move around the table.


Do you prefer wood or glass? Would you like a round, square, or rectangular table? Do you want a table with a pedestal or one with four legs? Maybe color matters to you. A lighter wood, darker wood, glass top, or painted table could all be options for you to consider.

The lifestyle that you live daily should be taken into consideration. Do you have kids? Will it be strictly for dining or also for arts and crafts? If so, a glass top may not be the best choice as it will show water rings and fingerprints easily.

If you have children often in your home, Howard’s carries a fun kids' dining room table set that can allow you to get the dining room table of your dreams, without having to worry that crafts may leave marks or damage your main dining table.

Amount of Seating

Before you start shopping, think about how many people will be sitting at your table and if you often host guests.

It is ideal to have enough seating for all the people regularly at your home. For example, if you are a family of four, but often have two grandparents or guests over, you may want to consider purchasing a larger, six-person dining room table so you have adequate space.

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Our Favorite Dining Room Sets

Howard’s is Southern California’s largest and most trusted appliance and furniture retailer. With years of experience in the industry, we are ready to share our knowledge and help you find the dining room set of your dreams.

Here are two of our favorite sets that are versatile in design and aesthetic and work well for many of our customers.

Ashley Furniture Rokane Dining Table Set

Ashley Furniture is an American furniture store headquartered in Wisconsin and is currently the #1 furniture retailer in the United States. Ashley Furniture has a solid reputation and creates quality products that are sure to last for years to come.

This seven-piece dining room set from Ashley is one of our favorites. This set includes a table and six upholstered chairs. The neutral fabric on the chairs and the dark, slightly weathered look of the table offers a quaint charm that works well in most households.

Furniture of America Anya Dining Table Set

Furniture of America offers this modern, seven-piece dining room set that brings a bright, warm feel to any dining room. This table and chair set is made in America from completely natural, hardwood. With distressed white legs and chairs paired with a dark wood grain top, the contrast and character this table will bring to your home is unmatched.

Shop for Dining Room Sets at Howard’s

Ready to purchase your new dining room set? Shop in person at our Victorville, CA furniture store today. Our furniture experts are ready to help you find the perfect furniture to add to your home and love for years to come.

Ashley Furniture Rokane Dining Table and Chairs

Ashley Furniture Rokane Dining Table and Chairs

Furniture Of America Anya 7 Pc. Dining Table Set

Furniture Of America Anya 7 Pc. Dining Table Set

Furniture Of America Casey Kids Table Set

Furniture Of America Casey Kids Table Set


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