10 accessories to upgrade your dining room

Upgrade your dining room with a few new decorative yet functional accessories. Think: pops of colour and considered design pieces for a sophisticated setting. Here's how:

Matt gold cutlery: Matt gold is the new silver. With a sleek, modern design and antiqued finish, don't save this cutlery set for best. Made from resilient stainless steel, it's resilient enough for everyday use.

Dark smoke tumblers: Switch up plain water glasses or add some style to after-dinner drinks with these hand crafted tumblers. They have all the decorative appeal of vintage tableware, but smoked glass brings them up to date for an on trend look.  

Tonal dining set: Because dinner sets don't need to match. Mix things up with this 12-piece range in tonal blues and greys, all hand finished for an organic look. Amp up your table by layering side plates, bowls and dinner plates with other accessories, like table linen, in similar shades to create a coherent look.

Marble salt and pepper shakers: As functional as they are beautiful, this pair of shakers make a statement on any table setting, from muted to monochrome. Crafted from natural marble, each set's unique. With the geometric pentagonal shape, they're decorative as well as functional.

Opal serving platter: Take entertaining up a notch with this dramatic two-tone platter. Use it to serve your culinary creations, from pre-dinner canapés to sharing dishes. Made by local artisans in India and crafted from natural white and black marble, each piece is unique – and works with any decor.

Marble and gold cake stand: Combine two interior trends with this contemporary cake stand. The cool white marble top contrasts with the polished brass base resulting in an eye-catching table centrepiece. And it doesn’t have to be just for afternoon tea – try displaying a show-stopping dessert, or use as an alternative cheeseboard,

Whether you opt for bold blues or classic greys, these linen napkins will lend a relaxed look when laid on the dining table with your plates or bowls, Try adding placemats in contrasting colours for extra texture and interest.

Copper candlestick: No dining table is complete without some mood-setting candle-light. This candlestick in warm rose-hued copper brings a touch of luxe to any gathering – from romantic dates à deux to special occasion dinner parties. Plus it won’t take up much room on the table thanks to its sleek design.

Wall art: Got your tableware sorted? Don't forget the rest of the room. Switch up your setting in an instant with some punchy wall art. This papaya piece is a graphic take on a still life. With its dark outlines and colour-blocking shapes, it'll make a talking point around the table.

Marble noughts and crosses: A game set that is as much sleek as it is fun, these naughts and crosses will bring style – and fun – to your dining table. Crafted from sleek marble it will look stylish as a stand-alone piece as well as giving your guests an excuse to stick around for a game or two and keep the evening in full swing long after dessert.

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