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Dining Room Essentials for an Unforgettable Dinner Party

Although we can’t hang out with our friends and loved ones at the moment, let’s give our dining rooms a bit of a refresh in time to celebrate with them again soon. Imagine seeing the excitement on their faces when they step through into your new dining room – definitely an Insta-worthy moment!

If you need some inspiration on giving your dining space a quick makeover, we’ve got a fabulous line up of ideas to get you started.

Dining Table

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Dining Table

The dining table is the most important item in any dining room as it’s where all the fun happens and where memories are shared! Picking the right table for your space and lifestyle ensures that you and your guests have a wonderful dining experience.

If you prefer hosting intimate dinners with two or three guests, a round table is a good option. If you like larger gatherings, then rectangular tables are perfect due to their flexible capacity, such as our range of extendable tables that can host from six to ten guests.

The finish of the table is totally up to personal preference, but here are some suggestions: wood, such as walnut or oak, adds a warm, cosy feel; a glass tabletop works well with a variety of interior styles, and marble tables make a luxurious statement and reflect light to brighten up your dining space.

Dining Table

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Dining Chairs

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Dining Chairs

Who says you have to match your dining chairs to your table? Be as creative as you like! There are no specific rules when it comes to selecting dining chairs, but double-check they’re the right height for your table and comfortable for your guests.

Chairs made from hard-wearing materials are not only affordable, but they’re also super-low maintenance. For extra comfort and vibrance, add colourful cushions to the seats. For a more luxurious look, velvet chairs add elegance to any dining room. Leather dining chairs combine the best of both worlds: they look sophisticated but they’re easy to clean – if a guest accidentally spills some Merlot on the seat, a damp cloth is all you need. If you’re into trendy and chic vibes, our contemporary dining benches make a fun and versatile alternative to chairs.

Dining Chairs

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Dining Storage

Dining Storage

There’s nothing more frustrating than having to make frequent trips to another room to get all the essentials to serve and entertain your guests. With convenient storage solutions like our sideboards and drinks cabinets, you have everything you need within reach for a stress-free dinner party.

Sideboards are super handy for storing all of your dining and entertainment needs, such as those extra pairs of dessert spoons and that controversial card game that gets everyone crying with laughter. For an extra ‘Wow’ factor, be the ‘host with the most’ with an impressive bar cabinet and have all your favourite drinks, glassware and cocktail-making accessories to hand. Can’t have a dinner party without some tipples, right? For an ultra-luxe look, choose a sideboard and drinks cabinet in a similar style to the dining table.

Dining Storage
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Finishing Touches

Bring some excitement into your dining space with accessories that also add warmth and character.

Rugs are a nice touch as they soften a room, especially if your floor reflects a lot of light. They also reduce the acoustics of an uncarpeted space.

Show off your style with decorative accessories. Decide on one key statement piece, such as a piece of wall art that helps to accentuate the theme you are looking to create. Once you’re set on your main statement piece, harmonise it with other smaller items, such as planters, vases and other decorative designs, around the dining area, for a balanced and well-curated look.

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Try our free Virtual Shopping Experience

Need some help in picking out the best dining pieces for your space? Send your ideas and our expert colleagues will tailor the virtual consultation to your dining room aspirations. They will advise on the best options for your space and help with any design challenges that you may be facing. Also, our team will give you a virtual tour of our showrooms while you sit back and relax all in the comfort of your own home.

Let’s get started!