One of the things I like best about Autumn is that it is the ideal time to entertain. Those long dark nights are the perfect excuse to try out new recipes, and invite friends over for some delicious dinner parties! Also Christmas will be here before we know it and if you are planning a big family get-together now is the time to start thinking about perhaps re-vamping the dining room or creating an eating area in the kitchen. Lead times on big furniture items like sofas and dining tables can be long (sometimes up to 8 weeks for a sofa, generally a bit less for dining furniture) so you will need to start looking around now if you want to have a good selection to choose from.
Here are some of the most stylish dining tables and dining sets under £500
The industrial, minimalist look is still going strong. Choose tables with metal or concrete-effect tops and accessorise with large black factory style lights or vintage- style Edison pendants. Prints on a bare wall will soften the look, while still keeping it minimal.
If you are on a tight budget, I don’t think you could do better than this Scandi style dining set. Benches create a lovely communal feel and the one below will easily fit 2 adults. You can add cushions or a reindeer hide for an authentic Hygge look!
Round dining tables are ideal for small rooms as they fit easily into corners, and this style with its elegant tapering hairpin legs will create a feeling of space and light.
Windsor chairs will complement an extendable mid-century modern table. These can be picked up cheaply in junk shops and upcycled by painting in different colours to add interest.
Choose a chunky wooden bench and table to create a rustic farmhouse look.