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Dinner party ideas

Is your dining room in need of an update? Whether you want it to look great for dinner parties or simply stylish for everyday meal times, we have 10 bright ideas to inspire you.

Enjoy family feasts, friendly get togethers and fun-filled affairs around the intimate setting of your humble dining table. If you want to impress your guests and create a space that is perfect for entertaining, then go all-out with a fabulous spread that is fit for a king or queen.

Put your dishes in the spotlight with carefully planned lighting hung low over the table. Have your dining room lights fitted to dimmer switches so you can adjust the level of light depending on the atmosphere you wish to create.

Colour is another thing to consider when creating a successful dinner party scheme. Choose the right colour palette and you could be on to a winner. Dinner parties are all about having fun, so don't be afraid to go for bold when it comes to accessories. Easy to change and can be done on a budget, accessories are the best way to chop and change you dining room scheme in an instant.

Cosy neutral dining room

Turn a length of fabric into a pretty table runner and team with textured throws and cushions for an elegant and fresh dining room. An X-frame table and bench combine with mix-and-match chairs to keep the look casual. Paint walls in a peaceful neutral shade and dress the table with a country-style salad bowl and a jug of fresh flowers.

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Photograph by David Brittain