Deep blue dining room with benches and floral blinds

Think ‘no frills’ for furniture and flooring to keep the room calm, but stop it looking clinical with a warm, matt blue finish on the walls and a modern botanical-print blind. Stick to oak, black and white finishes for your key pieces to give a foundation for adding colour and detail. An abstract rug zones a dining area – and hides crumbs until you get time to vacuum!

Get the look
Buy now: Walls in Midnight Thyme matt emulsion, £66 for 5ltrs, Paint By Conran
Buy now: Blinds in Clarke & Clarke Herbarium Heather/Ebony F1089/03, £35 per m, Jane Clayton 

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