Pep up a breakfast table and bench with a laid-back palette of soft purples, pinks and greys. Warm up a neutral backdrop with a harmonious mix of stylish cushions of various textures in heather and ash tones to create a tranquil space. Pretty up the table with a delicate crochet table runner and a mix of tableware in pastel shades to continue the relaxed vibe. A large chalky, woven light shade hung off centre creates an almost moonlit setting.
Dining room chairs are perhaps one of the most frustrating things for me to buy. When purchased new, they are expensive individually and will run up a king’s ransom if you’re buying a full set for the next big family dinner. Once you have all the chairs, what do you do with them? They cost so much you want to quickly usher anyone who stops buy into the dining room to have a seat. Luckily with today’s style trends, you have more options than ever for dining seating and they don’t have to include buying 12 antique dining chairs.
A formal dining room set can be rather expensive and will definitely require a descent amount of space. However, for those with the room and the budget, there is no finer way to entertain. A formal dining room furniture set is made up of a table large enough to seat a minimum of six, chairs, and a buffet. If you have the space, a china cabinet is also a good idea for extra convenience.
Non-matching Chairs: Chairs that match each other, but not the table. Becoming almost as popular as a matching set, this option allows for more leeway in purchasing and allows your personal style to shine a little. It’s best to choose chairs that are quite different than your table so as not to look like just a mistake, but a purposeful complement. You can pair an oak table with country white chairs, a dark wood table with acrylic chairs, an antiqued table with rattan chairs or a traditional table with upholstered chairs.
Kitchen tables are well used and well-loved. They often double up as extra surfaces to prepare meals on, as well as somewhere to sit down and eat. Kitchens are often the place to feed small kids (while you get on with other jobs), so your table also needs to cope with mucky hands and food that doesn’t stay on plates!
Get the best out of grey with monochrome additions. Take on the trend of the decade with a strong statement wall in slate grey. Break up the density with white storage to instantly freshen the mood. Create depth and interest with a triangular display of arty black and white framed prints. Bring in pale wood dining furniture with smart grey upholstery and an exciting accent colour – such as the zingy yellow of this stylish rug.