The kitchen is the hub of our homes. It is where we socialise, eat, relax and spend most of our time when were at home. Which is why making your kitchen your favourite space is so important. However, we all know kitchens are not cheap, let alone the furniture we put in them!We've compiled this handy list of our top 5 Dining Sets for under £500. Perfect for those quick and easy home updates, which will make the world of difference! From compact living starter homes to established family homes, you're sure to find the ideal new dining set for you and your loved ones.
1. Compact LivingAs homes get smaller (and more expensive) the desire for compact furniture grows. However, cheap dining furniture will always be a false economy as you use it everyday. For a lot of us, all we need is a really affordable 2 seater dining set for a small space. Maybe somewhere that’s not so much about crowded dinner parties, but more used for intimate dinners or a cosy brunch spot. In this case, choose something that still has the feeling of quality without it costing your right arm!!
Instant UpdateOur Fern 2 Seater Grey Gloss Dining Table with Elise Dining chairs is the perfect option for compact living. The gloss finish reflects light back around the room, while the faux leather Elise Dining Chairs bring a touch of modern luxury.
Style Wish ListIf you live in an apartment, often the layout focus is more on the kitchen and living areas, without a dedicated dining space. So why not keep kitchen cupboards for the boring pots and pans, and use a compact side board for the pretty plates? The Lexi Compact Sideboard is the ideal partner for this dining set, and is a practical and stylish storage solution.
2. Style and DurabilityIn our busy family homes the use of our dining furniture can change on a daily basis. Be it everyday dining, dinner parties or birthday parties, at some point your'll likely to have more guest to accommodate. The beauty of this dining set is that you can comfortably add a few more chairs, ensuring all your guests have a place to sit! Plus, when it comes to style and durability, a 6 seater glass dining set including chairs is a winner!
Instant UpdateThis 7 piece dining set consists of a tempered glass dining table with up 6 of our favourite Stylo Chairs. Inspired by the classic Eames Eiffel chairs, the Stylo is a hardwearing (and very comfortable) moulded plastic seat- meaning no spillages to worry about!
Style Wish ListMuch as the Tiva Table, the matching Console reflects the same light, modern and sleek feel throughout the room. The Tiva Console works with any colour scheme, blending into existing home settings. Most of all, you can keep up to date with any interior style as small furnishings and decorations are much easier to change up!
3. Family HomeChoosing practical, yet stylish dining furniture when you have young kids is a tough one. But you shouldn't compromise style for practicality! The inexpensive Senn coloured chairs add colour and interest which is great for a vibrant, stimulating family home. However, if you do want to change things up and refresh you’re style as the kids get older, this table gives you loads of choice and leaves it really open when it comes to choosing chairs.
Instant UpdateUsing different colour dining chairs really brings the family vibes, while the White gloss and Oak dining table keeps your kitchen contemporary and modern. Either choose one colour for your chairs or mix and match, for a fun and colourful option.
Style Wish ListCarry this light and airy scheme throughout the rest of your home by adding small touches of oak. Try using the Oak Dice Side Tabes in your living room for a quick update. As a result you'll create an easy, considered look to your home.
4. Crisp and Modern DiningIf you want to create an expensive feel without the hefty price tag, look no further than our Profile Dining Table. Get this glass dining table for under £150, and you're sure to be buying quality. Also, by pairing this glass dining table with the Ida chairs, you've got that designer look without the designer price tag!
Instant UpdateThe padded seat of the Ida Chairs adds that extra layer of comfort, which in turn can extend your family meals together, as we all know that isn't easy these days!
Style Wish ListMimic the sleek style of the Profile Table with our minimal Fern Console Table in Grey Gloss. In addition, this is a practical extra surface for plates, lamps, whatever you'd like! (Plus it looks great as drinks cart!)
5. Starter HomeWhile purchasing your first home is super exciting, probably best part is filling it with all that lovely furniture! However, this is an expensive time, and you'll watch to watch the pennies. The Arc Dining Table is a great starter home piece as it is timeless, elegant and can move with you throughout the coming years. Therefore when teamed with the Riva Chairs you've got a really fun and cool dining area to show off to all your friends!
Instant UpdateThe round glass dining table can sit centre stage or tucked away in the corner. Especially relevant is the fact the Riva's are stackable dining chairs, meaning you're space saving all the way!
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As open plan living is on the rise, continue the colour throughout your home by introducing one of our new Plaza Velvet Stools. The teal works perfectly to create a co-ordinated and styled home, while nailing current interior design trends for 2017.
Mind made up?
Hopefully we have helped inspired you to give you kitchen a quick home update, just by switching up your dining set! If not, let us know what you'd like to know? Just in case, here are a few tips for buying a new dining set and the things to look out for;
- Space is key. Make sure you're measuring where you want you dining table and chairs to sit, because you need to allow enough room to pull out the chairs to sit comfortably.
- Think about maintenance. Since so many of us are on the go, we don't always have time to clean. Think about a glass or gloss finish as these can be quickly cleaned with warm soapy water and buffed off with a dry micro-fibre cloth.
- Always use coasters and placemats. Regardless of the finish of your table, you want to protect its surface. So, by using coasters and placemats you're preventing and scratches or marks.
- Stackable chairs are a godsend! Because we are all after more space, you can stack them up and tuck in a cupboard in the corner until you need them!
- Glass dining tables are super hard wearing and fit into any home interior style. If you're struggling to choose- Glass is a great option!
- Choose colourful dining chairs, not colourful dining tables. Your dining table will last a long time, so you want something thats timeless. Chairs on the other hand you can have some fun with! As dining chairs are usually the cheaper options, its!
- Most of all, choose a quality dining set. You might be able to find cheaper options out there, but can you guarantee the quality? We pride ourselves on our quality, and our aim really is to make great design affordable to everyone.