Prac­ti­cal op­tions

House Beautiful (UK) - - INSPIRATIO­N STYLE -

An ex­tend­able ta­ble is a sure-fire win­ner if you of­ten have guests for din­ner, and there are plenty of af­ford­able op­tions out there. If you have the space, a din­ing room is also a great place to add stor­age – dressers and side­boards will take the pres­sure off kitchen cup­boards and are ideal for dis­play­ing favourite ce­ram­ics.

Made is amaz­ing for af­ford­able fur­ni­ture thatlooks de­signer – the Jen­son ta­ble in solid oak is no ex­cep­tion. At £599, it’s ex­tend­ableand can seat six to eight peo­ple

The Cubo bench in solid oak and oak ve­neer, £595, An­other Brand, is a great choice if you re­quire backsup­port and an up­hol­stered seat

For a re­laxed and mod­ern feel, style your Easter ta­ble with a sim­ple ar­range­ment of pretty meadow flow­ers. CanopyTrio vase, £30, LSA In­ter­na­tional

This oval plat­ter, £25 from John Lewis & Part­ners, has a pretty crackle glaze and just a hint of peach that will lift a scheme in brownshade­s and nat­u­ral wood and leather

If ceil­ing light­ing isn’t an op­tion, a ta­ble lamp will pro­vide an at­mo­spheric glow to any din­ing scheme. Blue Onda ta­blelamp, £85, Oliver Bonas

At just £299, the Kar­don side­board from Very is ex­cel­lent value, as well as be­ing stylish and prac­ti­cal, of­fer­ing gen­er­ousstor­age space for your crock­ery

Mix high street buys with a few choice ar­ti­san pieces, such as this cream ce­ramic jug, £30 from the Na­tional Trust Shop, whichfea­tures the fa­mil­iar oak leaf logo

Neu­tral needn’t mean bor­ing. This Cinnabar 12-piece din­ner set, £45 from Dunelm, has a sub­tle pat­tern in soft tones that will addun­der­stated in­ter­est to your ta­ble

For af­ford­able pieces, look no fur­ther than H&M Home. This washed linen table­cloth, £39.99, will add nat­u­ralsoft­ness to your din­ing look

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