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Your quick-fix dining room update

Even the most impressive home-cooked meal can’t distract from those wobbly chairs and chipped dishes. But lucky for you, we’ve got the solution. From the perfect ceramic serveware, to space-savvy extendable tables, some considered changes can totally elevate your space. The best bit? These will all be dispatched within two weeks or less. Better swot up on those recipes.

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1. Tables

Got that homemade pizza down to a tee? It’s all for nothing if it’s not served on the right table. Crafted from natural wood, Gideon, Bayron and Nuno all fit the ‘traditional’ bill, with a few modern twists thrown in. They’re the perfect foundation to your hygge haven – just add an abundance of candles. If you want to make a statement, go sculptural with Rosinda or Mekkin. Dining room to art gallery, in a matter of minutes. And did we mention we’ll dispatch Corinna in a week? Bet you didn’t think bespoke could be this speedy.

2. Chairs

Don’t leave your chairs up to chance. Those velvet designs you see in all the best restaurants and bars? Bring the look home with Margot. Rory and Flynn come in velvet too, and you don’t have to wait long for either (less than two weeks, to be precise). For an industrial look, check out Kendal and Hektor. Or if your vibe’s au natural, you’ll love Jenson and Placido – they're all about the wood, with padded seats for total comfort. 

3. Lighting

An update you can’t miss? Sculptural lighting. If the rest of your room’s all dark wood and metallic accents, take it up a notch with bold designs like Alaia or Lab. Those arty shapes and premium materials will fit right in with their luxe surroundings. If you’re more Nordic-inclined, Bow’s pastel tones are perfect, while Java’s woven shade nails this season’s love for all things rattan. The exposed bulb trend is gaining serious traction, too – try something unusual like this emerald green option, or go for gold with this one

4. Serveware

Say goodbye to mismatched plates, and hello to a brand new dinner set. Neutral serveware lets your food do the talking – even beans on toast looks good on these. Pick Naya or Noah for fresh, spring-inspired setups all year round, or keep it simple with Vardo in off-white stoneware (and it’s on sale right now). For added drama, choose a reactive glaze – Krisha, Nara and Deja’s rich blue finish was created by artisans in Portugal. Impressing your guests (or Insta followers) is as easy as that.

5. Accessories

Dining is all about the atmosphere, which means that your surroundings are just as important as what you’re dishing up. Create an elegant centrepiece with a vase and some dried grass – that’s a trend in itself, and you won’t have to remember to replace it. Botanical arrangements not your thing? Make it personal by adding some wall art and a scattering of family pics. Denver’s multiple apertures means no one’s left out, and we love Portland for its nostalgic instant photo vibe.

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