I used to clean apartments in Brooklyn. I cleaned even tinier ones in Manhattan. If anyone had a dining room table it meant one of two things:
1) They were using their living room as a dining room, or
2) They were ballin’. One lady I cleaned for in Brooklyn (she was a baller) had a dining room table and chairs I fell head over heels for. She had a cool modern table and for chairs she used mix and match old wooden ones. They were each painted the same bright yellow. This gave them the feeling of being one while at once applying each with its own strong personality. Give it a try! Or, better yet, just give me your old chairs because I need them.