We've had plastic fold-up chairs and a hand-me-down tiny table in our kitchen for years now (5 of them to be exact) and every once in a while I casually suggest to my husband "oh how nice it would be" to have a table that more than 4 people could fit at and that had matching real wood chairs.
Well, he finally decided that he agreed and the time was right. So we buy a nice table, set it up in our dining room, and what do you know, it looks out of place. He said so himself.
It turns out that plastic furniture really lends itself to low expectations for the rest of the decor in a room.
Too much time spent with late night HGTV got my wheels spinning and I thought of the new drapes, place settings, center pieces, runners, accents wall, etc. that would improve the situation.
My husband's recommendation? A hanging vine basket in the corner.