Let’s be honest, we all love dinner parties, but if you’re hosting the next dinner party, you’re going to want to make sure your dining space is up for the challenge.
We’re sharing some tips to style your space, so you can impress your guests.
Start with the mood you want to create. Are you planning for a glamorous evening dinner party? A big family affair with all the relatives? Or will it be a more relaxed, casual occasion?
Luxurious marble, or shiny lacquer and chrome will up the glam-factor, and pair perfectly with metallic accents, to bring a bit of sparkle to your dining space.
Extension tables are a great option if you have a lot of guests coming for lunch, but want to save space at other times. We have a wide variety of extension options to work with your style.
If you’d like your guests to linger longer, then comfort is key. Soft, upholstered dining chairs are the way to go. We’re loving the contemporary style of the ‘Brooklyn’ Dining Chairs which feature high arm-rests that will cocoon you after one too many desserts. Or create a sense of timeless elegance, befitting those special occasions in life, with the classic ‘Utah’ range. The beautiful tufted chair backs, and curved pedestal base will bring graceful luxury to your dining space.
Cosy up the space with a gorgeous floor rug. Whether a bold statement piece, or a more subdued tone, a rug will create a layered feeling, building texture and pattern into the scheme to add warmth and depth. An indoor/outdoor rug is also a great option that can be easily cleaned off, should any stray food find its way onto the floor!
An eye-catching pendant light or chandelier will take your décor to the next level. Hang it low to create ambience. Layer in candles or twinkle lights on a buffet for an added touch of magic. Hang a mirror to reflect the light and make the space feel larger, or opt for a bold piece of art, to get the conversation going.
Adding a few key pieces can refresh and elevate your tablescape. Platters and serving boards are easy to throw together, and ideal for a laid back table setting. Take your presentation up a notch with these beautiful wood and marble chopping blocks – a classic look that goes with any décor scheme. Or try mixing bold coloured plates and glassware for a fun fiesta style. Cutlery are the jewels of your table setting. Brass cutlery is bang on trend and a great way to add a touch of luxury to your table.
Fresh flowers will add the perfect finishing touch – or go for faux flora’s to keep the look all year round. If you want to keep the budget in check, clip a little greenery from the garden and place in drinking glasses for a simple centrepiece.
And of course, every dinner party needs delicious food – the more the better! Plan ahead so that you have time on the day to enjoy the company of your guests.
Check out your local Harvey Norman store today to find all you need to host your guests this year.