As outdoor living makes way for cosy family meals and festivities, the dining room becomes the heart of the home. If your dining room is feeling a little drab and un-inspiring, now is the perfect time to update and rejuvenate your dining space.

Whether your room is ready for a little refresh or a full redo, here’s our round-up of the simplest and quickest ways to transform your dining space in an instant.

Maximise space

The perfect dining room has enough space for unexpected diners and special occasions, without feeling cramped on a day-to-day basis.

If you’re a little tight on room, consider swapping your fixed top table for an extending dining table or a flip-top one. A smart way to save space, these tables are relatively compact for everyday dining but can extend easily when guests drop by.

 

Valli Extending Dining Table & Symphetta Chairs

Update your seating

Looking to totally transform your dining area on a budget? New dining chairs are an easy way of giving your room a fresh new look without splashing out on a whole new set.

A mix and match dining area will add a contemporary look to your dining room and shake up your dining room style – just  make sure the new chairs complement and fit under your existing table!

Solve storage problems

Need somewhere to store your stack of dinnerware, glassware and linens? If your dining space if feeling a little untidy, storage is the solution. Invest in a stylish display cabinet to keep clutter at bay and showcase your favourite pieces.

 

 

Hang a statement light

Lighting is an easy way of turning your finished room into a fabulous one.  Place focus on your dining table with a striking ceiling light that creates just the right ambience.

Look for a statement style that suits the look and size of your table; a chandelier will add a stunning centrepiece above a large dining table while a simple hanging pendant will suit a smaller dining space.

Helios Chandelier

Create a talking point

Impress your guests and add intrigue to your room with a unique piece of reclaimed furniture. Crafted to last and filled with character, each piece has a story to tell with their own natural imperfections, knots and grains making them entirely unique. 

Opt for an on-trend drinks trolley

If you love to throw a party, a drinks trolley is a stylish and useful addition to any dining room. No longer a thing of the past, drinks trolleys are fast becoming a popular feature. Not only do they add a chic retro touch, they offer a handy bit of extra storage in a small space.

Add a ‘wow’ feature

Finally, add a fabulous finishing touch to your dining space with a feature piece, whether its a large piece of wall art or an intriguing ornament.

An oversized mirror is also a great addition to a dining room; not only will it add stylish detail but it will create dimension and depth, making the smallest of rooms appear larger.