these days, a dining room is never going to just be a dining room – it’s likely to be part kitchen, part office, part family room, too. So, mix the decor up – go for chairs that don’t match and lots of practical storage. All, Ikea.
Keep it casual with a simple wooden table and chair set at one end of the kitchen. It helps if your cabinets have a flush-fit handless look, as this will make it easier to move freely around. Harrison dining set, Habitat.
Bring a touch a drama to the dining room with a full sweep of curtains in a vibrant colour. We love the combination of classic and modern style that these drapes create. Curtains in Secret Garden Poppy, The Natural Curtain Company.