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.
More from Very: Win at small space living with these clever ideas
1. The dining table and chairs
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.
2. The sideboard
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.
3. The ornaments
Spell things out with these cute letters. They've got a decidedly coastal vibe, with their washed-out stripes.
4. The artwork
Hang this mixed-media piece onto a bare white wall to give your dining space a splash of colour.
5. The crockery
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.
6. The lighting
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.
7. The rug
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!
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!
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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.
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