How To Spruce Up Your Dining Room

The dining room doesn’t have to be boring, especially since it’s one of the most frequented rooms in the entire house. Rather than replacing everything in the room, try some of these simple design tips which will always make it feel modern and fresh.

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Hang a few of your favourite pieces of art on the walls. Make sure it’s something that fits into the colour scheme of the room and place it in an area that everyone will notice.

How To Spruce Up Your Dining Room


Mirrors make any room feel larger, especially the dining room which is often small and cramped. Choose a fun mosaic piece that is quirky and can also be made at home!

How To Spruce Up Your Dining Room


Since natural lighting in the dining room can often feel quite dark due to the lack of windows, make sure to pass on the chandeliers. They don’t give off much light and will actually weigh down the entire room. Downlights are a contemporary favourite that are also really easy to adjust for any occasion.

How To Spruce Up Your Dining Room


Bring a pop of colour to any dining room with a vase of flowers or pot plant to make it look homely. Just don’t forget to trim and water your plants!

How To Spruce Up Your Dining Room


Update your dining room with a few candles to make the perfect centrepiece during more important events. Save those scented candles for the bedroom or the bathroom!

How To Spruce Up Your Dining Room

Buffet table

If you’re hosting a large dinner party, a buffet table is a great investment to make since it can store all of the food. Then, guests can go around the table and serve themselves with ease.

How To Spruce Up Your Dining Room

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How To Choose The Right Rug For Your Room

There’s no denying the power of a perfect rug. This soft flooring solution has the ability to add colour, texture, and pattern to your home, and with winter on our doorstep, there’s no better time than now to start considering this cosy warmer. Here’s a round up of the need-to-know details when it comes to choosing the right one.

Sizing guide

Start by sizing up your space and determining the result you’re after. Are you looking to fill a whole space or define an area in a larger room? Once this is established, you can shop with confidence. Consider rugs at 250cm x 350cm on average for large rooms, 160cm x 230cm on average for small rooms, and generally 300cm x 80cm for hall runners.

Living room

For an expansive feel, choose a large rug that allows all furniture to sit atop. Alternatively, simply rest the front legs of your seating on the rug to unify and frame the space. And for a pop of colour or pattern, consider a smaller addition that floats in the centre of your living room. Choose a soft finish that’s cosy to relax with such as a shag or wool rug.

Dining room

Rugs will need to be large enough to accommodate a dining chair in its pulled out position. Generally you’ll need 30cm past the back leg of the chair to do this. A flat weave rug is a durable and easy-to-clean option for this space, and it’s the smoothest for sliding chairs.


Position a rug halfway or two thirds down your bed so it pops generously out either side. Alternatively, mix and match runners along the sides and/or foot of the bed for cosy underfoot comfort. This is especially luxurious in winter for those with floorboards who wish to avoid a cold surface when stepping out of bed to start the day. Consider sisal, lambskin, cut pile, or shag rugs for this room.

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