Dining Areas: Gone are the days when all homes had to have a separate formal dining room. Modern homes may have several dining areas including kitchen diners, bar seating around the kitchen island or outdoor patio dining. You can choose from many formal, casual or eclectic dining room styles to create any mood around your table to eat with family or entertain friends. When designing your room, you need to take into consideration the style of chairs and table, fabrics used as chair seating or table cloths, and of course lighting, in order to create just the right ambiance for your dining experience. A multipurpose dining area that this also used, for example, as a table on which your kids do their homework needs extra careful thought regarding their functionality and form.