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Dining room ideas

Make more of mealtimes with an update to your dining space.

Dining room ideas.

We've just served up new styles

From tables and chairs to fresh dinnerware designs, take a look at our new ranges. Here's a few of our most tempting picks...

Get the look

Meet our new collections; a bunch of coordinating handpicked pieces that make creating your new dining room look easy.

Small spaces

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Not got a separate dining room?

Not a problem. It's easier than you might think to fit an eating area into a living room or kitchen. We've designed a range of dining sets and breakfast bars just for these tighter squeezes. Take a look...

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To the (breakfast) bar

If it's usually just a table for two required, a high table in the kitchen is perfect. If you've got space on your counter you can just add a couple of stylish stools.

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What about a bench?

You can tuck them all the way under so they're really compact, plus they're good for squeezing in extra guests too - layer with cushions for extra padding.

Dressing the table

This is the fun bit. Whether it's for a midweek meal or dinner with friends, why not make it more of an occasion with a beautifully presented table? Here's how...

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Step 1: Pick the perfect table

Make sure there's room for everyone - if you host every now and then and don't want the table to take up too much room, opt for an extendable table. And there's always room for one more, so be prepared with a couple of emergency folding chairs.

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Step 2: Get the lighting right

Lighting is so important when creating a welcoming ambiance. We love a statement pendant light over the centre of the dining table - or a floor lamp in the corner of the room to give out a soft glow. A few lit candles are the perfect finishing touch.

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Step 3: Table cloths & place settings

Not only do they add interest to your table, but pretty placemats and lovely table cloths add a little protection against accidental spillages. A runner down the centre of your table is perfect for special occasions.

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Step 4: Set the table

Treat yourself to a new dinner set and complementing cutlery. You can have fun layering up designs - if you've already got an all white set, why not get a few patterned pieces to mix and match with?

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Step 5: Create a centerpiece

Curate your own arrangement of lanterns, candles, flowers and those all important fairy lights = a DIY (but totally WOW-worthy) table centerpiece.

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Step 6: Have drinks on hand

Make sure your guests are fully watered - we love the recent resurgence of the retro bar trolley. Stock with gorgeous glassware and your favourite tipples - maybe even a cocktail shaker.

Let's talk tableware

You eat with your eyes, so get a head start with gourmet dinner sets. Here's a few looks we love from our new collection.

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Classic Country

Best served with Sunday roasts and apple crumble - this rustic print wouldn't look out of place in a farmhouse kitchen.

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Boutique Chic

Make a style statement - this lovely leopard print is kept classy in this cool grey ombre effect. Perfect for dressier occasions.

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Modern Mustard

Grey is a staple of contemporary homes. We've paired this dove grey with a pop of en vogue mustard (it comes in a beautiful blush too).

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