Room refresh – furnish your entire dining room for under £750

We've chosen a tasteful and calming coastal look

We'll admit, getting everyone off the sofa and up to the table for dinner is never the easiest task, but perhaps a lovely news dining area will help? We've picked some classic pieces from the Ideal Home collection at Very to make updating your dining room a breeze.

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1. The dining table and chairs

kitchen area with wooden dining table with white chair and white wall

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This isn't the first time we've sung the praises of this dinky dining set - but we don't care. It's got a timeless look that's in no danger of dating and can be squeezed into a kitchen if you don't have a dedicated dining room.

Buy now: Ideal Home Axxon 120 cm Dining Table and Four Chairs, £329, Very

2. The sideboard

small size wooden cuboard

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There's something très chic about the rough sawn finish of this sideboard. In fact, it wouldn't look out of place in a French farmhouse. But we guarantee it will earn lots of admiring glances in an British dining room, and isn't so big that it will overwhelm a small space.

Buy now: Ideal Home Wiltshire Compact Sideboard, £179, Very

3. The ornaments

blue wall and table lamp with flower vase

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Spell things out with these cute letters. They've got a decidedly coastal vibe, with their washed-out stripes.

Buy now: Ideal Home Home Word Blocks, £22.99. Very

4. The artwork

artwork with blue and white colour textured

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Hang this mixed-media piece onto a bare white wall to give your dining space a splash of colour.

Buy now: Ideal Home Blue Abstract Wall Art, £39.99, Very

5. The crockery

crockery with indigo blue colour and pillow

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For maximum impact, set the table with these pieces layered on top of each other. The indigo blue sunburst design will brighten up breakfasts and brunches a treat.

Buy now: Ideal Home Blue Artisan 12-Piece Dinner Set, £39.99, Very

6. The lighting

lighting with white lampshade and black and white cord

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Create a feature over the table with a smart pendant like this one. We're fans of the black-and-white flex, which brings a touch of retro to the clean Scandi styling.

Buy now: Ideal Home Freydis Ceiling Light, £44.99, Very

7. The rug

brown and blue coloured rug

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Related: Need a quick way to transform a room? Meet our new rug collection from Very 

Protect a wooden floor – or hide a tatty carpet – with this hardwearing jute rug. it comes in several sizes, so no matter how big your room is, Very has it covered – literally!

Buy now: Ideal Home Jute Border Rug, from £79.99, Very

Grand total: £740.95

With lots of these pieces currently on offer on the Very website, you might be able to grab this look for even less. You can't say fairer than that!

Amy Cutmore

Amy Cutmore is an experienced interiors editor and writer, who has worked on titles including Ideal Home, Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, GardeningEtc, Top Ten Reviews and Country Life. And she's a winner of the PPA's Digital Content Leader of the Year. A homes journalist for two decades, she has a strong background in technology and appliances, and has a small portfolio of rental properties, so can offer advice to renters and rentees, alike.