Design Tip: As you can guess, the key component to any dining room is the dining table. We know it's tempting to find the biggest dining table possible, especially when you focus on how often you host Thanksgiving, or wonder how you ended up with So. Many. In-laws! But we're hoping to convince you to find a modern contemporary dining table suited to actually fit your space. There's no way to create a contemporary dining set if the furniture feels like it's too big for the room. We recommend leaving at least 42" around your entire table - anything less starts to feel cramped, and 48" is ideal!